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Table 1 Distribution of preoperative thyroid FNA results as per diagnostic category

From: Thyroid Fine-needle aspiration biopsy: an evaluation of its utility in a community setting

FNA Category Percent of distribution
Unsatisfactory 49/197: 24.9% 17/125: 13.6%*
Benign 38/197: 19.2% 22/125: 17.6%*
Inconclusive 100/197: 50.8% 76/125: 60.8%*
Suspicious for malignancy 8/197: 4.1% 8/125: 6.4%*
Malignant 2/197: 1.0% 2/125: 1.6%*
  1. *using most malignant FNA for those patients with more than one preoperative FNA.
  2. FNA: fine-needle aspiration biopsy.