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Table 1 Main characteristics and baseline clinical data of the 40 patients

From: Efficacy and safety of ultrasound (US)-guided radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules

  Total no. of the patients = 40
Gender Females 28 (70.0%)
Males 12 (30.0%)
Age (years) Mean ± SD 47.28 ± 13.79
Range 21–80
Compressive symptoms scoring
(0–10)
Median (IQR) 8 (6–9)
Range 4–10
Cosmetic problem scoring
(1–4)
Median (IQR) 4 (3–4)
Range 2–4
Thyroid profile Euthyroidism 38 (95.0%)
Hyperthyroidism 2 (5.0%)
Recurrent state Yes 8 (20.0%)
No 32 (80.0%)
Number of nodules Single nodule 35 (87.5%)
Two dominant nodules 5 (12.5%)
Type of anesthesia Under local anesthesia 6 (15.0%)
Under conscious sedation 34 (85.0%)