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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of adult and pediatric patients

From: Effect of patient Age on surgical outcomes for Graves’ disease: a case–control study of 100 consecutive patients at a high volume thyroid surgical center

  Adult Pediatric p-value
Patients 68 32  
Patients requiring IV Calcium 1 6 0.004*
RLN Injuries 0 1 0.32*
Hematomas 2 0 0.46*
Incidental Cancers 12 1 0.01*
Thyroid mass (g)/Body mass (kg) 0.67 0.94 0.05
Operative Time (hour:min) 1:37 2:09 0.001
Inpatient Post Operative Days 1.03 1.41 0.004
  1. * - Fisher's Exact test.
  2.  - Student's t-test.