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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Randomized clinical trial of LigaSure versus conventional suture ligation in thyroid surgery

  LigaSure
(n = 20)
Conventional
(n = 20)
P
Age (yrs); median (range) 45 (23-79) 49 (22-82) N.S.
Gender (male vs female) 3:17 2:18 N.S.
Indication for operation (n)    
   Follicular neoplasm 7 9  
   Thyroid cyst/node 8 4  
   Suspicion of malignancy 0 2 N.S.
   Complementary hemithyroidectomy 1 2  
   Multinodular goiter 4 3  
Operated by resident as first surgeon (%) 25% 25% N.S.