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Table 2 Main characteristics of the 45 thyroid nodules of the 40 patients

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

  Total no. of the nodules = 45
Volume of the nodule (ml) Median (IQR) 15 (8.5–39.5)
Range 0.5–245
U/S picture Solid 27 (60.0%)
Complex 16 (35.6%)
Cystic 2 (4.4%)
Retrosternal extension Yes 7 (15.6%)
No 38 (84.4%)
Function of the thyroid nodules Nonfunctioning thyroid nodules 43 (95.6%)
Autonomous functioning thyroid nodules (AFTN) 2 (4.4%)