Table 1

Demographic characteristics and histological diagnosis of patients with definitive unilateral vocal cord palsy after thyroidectomy

VariableNo. (%) of patients*p value
Group A
n = 5
Group B
n = 7
Age, yr, mean ± SD57.4 ± 21.756.8 ± 19.91.0
Sex0.7
 Male2 (40)2 (29)
 Female3 (60)5 (71)
Histological diagnosis0.6
 Benign2 (40)4 (57)
 Malignant3 (60)3 (43)
  • SD = standard deviation.

  • * Except where noted otherwise.

  • Student t test for independent samples or χ2 test.