Table 1

Classification of cases and method used for diagnosis (used with permission from [[5]])
Histology (B3)
Cytological category (n) By operation (B1) By needle biopsy (B2)
Benign Borderline Malignancy Inadequate Normal or benign Indeterminate Malignancy suspected Malignancy
Inadequate A1 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 H1 I1 J1
(1152) (12) (0) (82) (0) (63) (3) (0) (13)
Normal or benign A2 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 H2 I2 J2
(2914) (85) (32) (40) (3) (99) (2) (0) (12)
Indeterminate A3 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 H3 I3 J3
(458) (27) (5) (63) (3) (27) (4) (0) (10)
Malignancy suspected A4 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 H4 I4 J4
(272) (3) (0) (65) (0) (11) (0) (0) (27)
Malignancy A5 C5 D5 E5 F5 G5 H5 I5 J5
(897) (3) (0) (521) (0) (0) (0) (0) (35)
Total A6 C6 D6 E6 F6 G6 H6 I6 J6
(5693) (130) (37) (771) (6) (200) (9) (0) (97)

Yamaguchi et al.

Yamaguchi et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:53   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-53

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