Table 2

Differences in LI and DO for gender and diagnosis
Length (cm) Duration (min)
M 5.8 ± 0.56a 122.5 ± 29.5a
F 5.1 ± 0.64 96.0 ± 21.88
Multinodular goiter 5.36 ± 0.55a 103.0 ± 26.7b
Hyperfunct.—Graves 5.56 ± 0.94 105.6 ± 21.8
Papillary carcinoma 4.5 ± 0.55 90.0 ± 20.6
Absence ofthyroiditis 5.36 ± 0.7a 100.5 ± 25.0b
Concurrent thyroiditis 4.87 ± 0.53 102.0 ± 27.53

(mean ± st.dev.)

t test or ANOVA: a: p < 0.01; b: n.s.

Consorti et al.

Consorti et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12:15   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-15

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