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Table 2 Final histologic diagnosis of 34 cancers from fine-needle aspiration (FNA) group

From: The use of core needle biopsy as first-line in diagnosis of thyroid nodules reduces false negative and inconclusive data reported by fine-needle aspiration

Cytologic class Cases (n) Histology
Class 1 1 Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma
Class 2 1 Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma
Class 3 2 Hürthle cell carcinoma (n = 1)
Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma (n = 1)
Class 4 13 Classic papillary carcinoma (n = 4)
Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma (n = 7)
Hürthle cell carcinoma (n = 2)
Class 5 17 Classic papillary carcinoma (n = 13)
Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma (n = 3)
Columnar variant of papillary carcinoma (n = 1)
  1. Legend: class 1, inadequate;class 2, benign;class 3, indeterminate;class 4, suspicious for malignancy;class 5, malignant.