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Pathol Res Pract. 1992 Apr;188(3):340-3.

Statistical evaluation of the predictive power of fine needle aspiration (FNA) of salivary glands. Results and cytohistological correlation.

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Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain.

Abstract

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the salivary glands was carried out on 97 patients. Diagnosis was confirmed by histological findings in 93 patients. There were 75 benign lesions (including 52 benign tumours) and 18 malignant lesions. In our series "positive predictive value" of FNA was 0.900 and the negative predictive value was 0.963. Thus, the probability of a false positive is 0.100 and of a false negative 0.037.

PMID:
1625998
DOI:
10.1016/S0344-0338(11)81214-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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