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Table 1 The distribution of thyroid FNAs by diagnostic category, with percentage in parentheses

From: Rates of thyroid malignancy by FNA diagnostic category

FNA result Number of FNAs (%)
Unsatisfactory 431 (28.9)
Benign 681 (45.7)
Abnormal 281 (18.8)
SFN 65 (4.4)
SFM 19 (1.3)
Malignant 14 (0.9)
  1. FNA – fine needle aspiration, SFN – Suspicious for Neoplasm, SFM – Suspicious for Malignancy.