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Table 2 Distribution of benign USFNA MTNS+ scores and their associated surgical pathology diagnosis

From: The McGill Thyroid Nodule Score’s (MTNS+) role in the investigation of thyroid nodules with benign ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsies: a retrospective review

MTNS Total (n) Benign n (%) Malignant n (%)
1 1 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0)
2 1 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0)
3 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
4 9 9 (8.9) 0 (0.0)
5 21 20 (19.8) 1 (1.0)
6 14 13 (12.9) 1 (1.0)
7 20 15 (14.9) 5 (5.0)
8 17 12 (11.9) 5 (5.0)
9 7 5 (5.0) 2 (2.0)
10 7 6 (5.9) 1 (1.0)
11 2 2 (2.0) 0 (0.0)
12 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
13 1 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0)
14 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
15 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
16 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
17 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
18 1 0 (0.0) 1 (1.0)
Total 101 85 (84.2) 16 (15.8)
  1. MTNS+ McGill Thyroid Nodule Score Plus. USFNA Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration