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Table 1 Sonographic diagnosis, cytological result in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA), and final diagnosis in 41 retrojugular lymph nodes

From: Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for retrojugular lymph nodes in the neck

Sonographic diagnosis (n) Cytological result (n) Final diagnosis (n)
Indeterminate for malignancy (15) Benign (13), suspicious for malignancy (2) Metastasis from ovarian cancer (1), metastasis from PTC (2), RH (12)
Lymph node metastasis from thyroid malignancy (22) Inadequate (6), benign (1), suspicious for malignancy (1), malignant (14) Metastasis from PTC (21), metastasis for MTC (1)
Lymph node metastasis from non-thyroid malignancy (2) Benign (1), suspicious for malignancy (1) Metastasis from lung cancer (1), RH (1)
Tuberculous lymph node (2) Benign (2) RH (2)
Total (41)  
  1. MTC medullary thyroid carcinoma, PTC papillary thyroid carcinoma, RH reactive hyperplasia.