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Table 4 Clinicopathological features of patients with capsular or vascular invasion at the vertical sections of the upper/lower ends of thyroid nodules in the modified transverse-vertical group

From: Modified Transverse-Vertical Gross Examination: a Better Method for the Detection of Definite Capsular Invasion in Encapsulated Follicular-Patterned Thyroid Neoplasms

Patient Age/sex Pathology Size (cm) Capsular inv. Vascular inv. (vertical section) LNM Distant metastasis
1 47/F FTC 2.6 1 0 0 0
2 44/F FTC 2.0 1 0 0 0
3 36/F FTC 2.8 1 0 0 0
4 56/F FV-PTC 2.0 1 0 0 0
5 44/M FTC 2.2 1 0 0 0
6 32/M FTC 3.2 1 0 0 0
7 21/F FTC 4.5 1 0 0 0
8 48/F FTC 2.7 10 4 (1) 0 0
9 28/F FTC 2.3 1 1 (1) 0 0
10 65/M FTC 3.2 4 4 (1) 0 1
  1. F, female; M, male; Inv., invasion; LNM, lymph node metastasis; FTC, follicular thyroid carcinoma; EFV-PTC, encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma