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Research Article

Thyroid Cytopathology Reporting by the Bethesda System: A Two-Year Prospective Study in an Academic Institution

Table 5

Statistical parameters when FN/SFN cases are excluded or are included with either benign or malignant cases.

Statistical ParametersFN/SFN cases excludedFN/SFN cases included with benign cases (%)FN/SFN cases included with malignant cases (%)

Sensitivity76.92 (46.20–94.69)73.33 (44.91–92.05)78.57 (49.21–95.09)
Specificity88.46 (69.82–97.42)89.66 (72.62–97.69)81.25 (63.55–92.75)
Positive predictive value76.92 (46.20–94.69)78.57 (49.21–95.09)64.71 (38.35–85.70)
Negative predictive value88.46 (69.82–97.42)86.67 (69.26–96.16)89.66 (72.62–97.69)

Figures in parentheses show 95% confidence interval.

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