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Table 3 Ability of DLN metastasis to predict further CLNM and LLNM

From: Clinical implications of Delphian lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma: a single-institution study, systemic review and meta-analysis

LNM types Sensitivity(%) Specificity(%) PPV(%) NPV(%) LR+ LR-
Central 23.3 98.3 89.5 67.6 13.7 0.8
Lateral 38.5 92.2 26.3 95.4 4.9 0.7
  1. LNM Lymph node metastasis, PPV Positive predictive value, NPV Negative predictive value, LR Likelihood ratio