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Table 2 Summary of histopathology and surgical procedures

From: Is sutureless thyroid surgery safe in the hands of surgical trainees. A single centre retrospective study

Features Consultant group Trainee group p value
Histopathology
 Nodular goiter 97 (66.7 %) 37 (60.7 %) >0.05
 Adenoma 20 (13.6 %) 15 (24.6 %)
 Carcinoma 15 (10.2 %) 5 (8.2 %)
 Grave’s disease 8 (5.4 %) 2 (3.3 %)
 Hashimoto thyroiditis 6 (4.1 %) 2 (3.3 %)
Surgical procedure
 Thyroidectomy 89 (59.2 %) 34 (55.7 %) >0.05
 Lobectomy 60 (40.8 %) 27 (44.3 %)
Nerves at risk 238 95 /
Mean tissue weight 47.5 ± 51.9 g 36.8 ± 23.3 g 0.03
  1. There was no significant difference amongst both groups with respect to histopathology and surgical procedure. The mean tissue weight was significantly higher in group I