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Table 1 Classification of the patients, taking into account the preoperative cytological diagnosis (FNA diagnosis), the post-operative diagnosis (histological diagnosis, variant and tumor size), the surgical approach, and the staging (according to the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 2009, 7th edition)

From: A possible role for selenoprotein glutathione peroxidase (GPx1) and thioredoxin reductases (TrxR1) in thyroid cancer: our experience in thyroid surgery

Case FNA diagnosis Histological diagnosis Variant Histological size (cm) Surgical approach Staging
1 TIR4 Papillary Classical 0.7 TT pT1a
2 TIR4 Papillary Classical 0.6–0.4 TT and level VI pT1am pN0
3 TIR3B Papillary Follicular 1.5 TT pT1b
4 TIR5 Papillary Classical 0.8 TT and level VI pT1a pN0
5 TIR4 Papillary Classical 1.4 TT and level VI pT1b pN0
6 TIR3B Papillary Follicular 1.2 TT pT1b
7 TIR3B Papillary Follicular 1.5 TT pT1b
8 TIR5 Papillary Classical 1.7 TT and level VI pT1b pN1a
9 TIR4 Papillary Classical 2.5–1.5 TT and level VI pT2m pN1a
10 TIR4 Papillary Classical 1.5–0.9 TT and level VI pT1bm pN1a
11 TIR4 Papillary Classical 0.8 TT and level VI pT1a pN0
12 TIR4 Papillary Classical 1.8 TT and level VI pT1b pN1a
13 TIR4 Papillary Classical 2.8 TT and level VI pT2 pN1a
14 TIR5 Papillary Classical 1.4 TT and level VI pT1b pN1a
15 TIR4 Papillary Classical 1.6 TT and levels II, III, IV, VI pT1b pN1a
16 TIR3B Papillary Follicular 1.1 TT pT1b
17 TIR5 Papillary Classical 2.1 TT and levels II, III, IV, VI pT2 pN1b
18 TIR5 Papillary Classical 0.7 TT and level VI pT1a pN0
19 TIR5 Papillary Classical 2.8–1.2 TT and levels II, III, IV, VI pT2m pN1b
20 TIR5 Papillary Classical 1.3 TT and levels II, III, IV, VI pT1a pN1b
  1. TT indicates total thyroidectomy, while Roman numerals indicate the location of lymph nodes in the neck