Table 2

Prognoses of differentiated thyroid carcinomas resected for cure (R0)- overall observed 5-year survival rates 1990–1999 stratified by tumour size (253 cases; exclude 6 anaplastic carcinomas).

Observed 5-year survival rates R0


pT1 (0.1–0.9 cm)

n = 172 cases

97.1%*

(168/172)


0.1–0.4 cm

n = 52 cases

98.1%*

(51/52)

0.5–0.9 cm

n = 57 cases

100%

(57/57)

1.0–1.4 cm

n = 38 cases

97.4%*

(37/38)

1.5–1.9 cm

n = 25 cases

92.0%*

(23/25)


pT2 (2.0–3.9 cm)

n = 44 cases

97.7%*

(43/44)


2.0–2.9 cm

n = 30 cases

100%

(30/30)

3.0–3.9 cm

n = 14 cases

92.9%*

(13/14)


pT3 (= 4 cm)

n = 21 cases

85.7%*

(18/21)



pT4 (any size, extend beyond thyroid capsule)

n = 16 cases

93.8%*

(15/16)


* sample size too small for calculating the 95% confidence interval

Scheiden et al. BMC Cancer 2006 6:102   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-6-102

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