Advances in Otolaryngology / 2014 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Predicting Neck Abscess with Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography

Table 5

Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, and NPV of the CECT criteria.

Sensitivity (%)Specificity (%)Positive predictive value (PPV) (%)Negative predictive value (NPV) (%)

Presence of inflammation97.225.087.575.0
Presence of hypodense mass98.133.389.880.0
Presence of rim enhancement
Irrespective of degree of enhancement98.633.389.880.0
 100%96.2
 ≥50%–100%91.1
Presence of air13.966.790.988.9
Presence of rim irregularity 87.566.796.942.1
Lymph node enlargement7516.784.410.0

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