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Table 1 Distribution of final thyroid gland pathology

From: Frozen section analysis and sentinel lymph node biopsy in well differentiated thyroid cancer

  Final pathology N° of patients
Conclusive fnac results Papillary thyroid carcinoma 115
  Papillary microcarcinoma 19
  Follicular carcinoma* 4
Inconclusive fnac results Papillary thyroid carcinoma 75
  Papillary microcarcinoma 76
  Follicular carcinoma 11
  1. *These patients had a preoperative fine needle aspiration cytology result positive for HBME; and were pre-operatively considered to be a follicular variant of a papillary carcinoma.