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Table 3 Comparison of preoperative FNA distributions between our center and other published centers shown as a percentage of all preoperative FNAs

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

FNA Result Blansfield et al.* Postma et al.* Wu et al.* Williams et al.* Our center
Unsatisfactory 6.0% 0% 9.5% 14.2% 24.9%
Benign 24.0% 28.6% 28.5% 24.2% 19.2%
Inconclusive 46.4% 48.0% 52.0% 53.6% 50.8%
Suspicious for malignancy 7.7% 6.1% 8.1% 4.4% 4.1%
Malignant 15.8% 2.0% 8.6% 3.6% 1.0%
Total 34.4% 12.0% 21.7% 28.4% 26.9%
  1. *Chi-square p < 0.05.
  2. FNA: fine-needle aspiration.