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Research Article

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

Table 6

Comparison of results of the present study and random studies over the last 30 years.

StudyNumber Sensitivity %Specificity %PPV %NPV %

Al-Sayer et al. [27]7086938096
Silverman et al. [28]3099396.588.996.5
Cusick et al. [29]28376587264
Altavilla et al. [30]25771.410010094.4
Bouvet et al. [31]7893.57585.388.2
Ko et al. [32]20778.498.29966.3
Kessler et al. [33]1707998.598.776.6
Handa et al. [34]669710096100
Gupta et al. [35]758086.68086.6
Present study (FN/SFN excluded)4076.9288.4676.9288.46
Present study (FN/SFN included as benign)4073.3389.6678.5786.67
Present study (FN/SFN included as malignant)4078.5781.2564.7189.66

PPV = positive predictive value and NPV = negative predictive value.

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