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Table 3 Reported results of intraoperative imprint cytology and frozen section

From: Frozen section is superior to imprint cytology for the intra-operative assessment of sentinel lymph node metastasis in Stage I Breast cancer patients

  imprint cytology frozen section number of cases
  sensitivity specificity sensitivity specificity  
Present study 47.1 98.3 88.2 100 138
Leidenius et al. (2003) 68 99 83 99 375
Beach et al. (2003) 69 100 54 100 32
Liang et al. (2003) 62.5 100 62.5 100 20
Nagashima et al. (2003) 70.3 99.6 83.8 100 § 303
Sauer et al. (2003) 58 100 77 100 § 429
Motomura et al. (2000) 96 90.8 52 100 101
van Diest et al. (1999) 62 100 87 100 54
Fisher et al. (1993) 98 100 90.2 100 50
  1. § These numbers are based on the number of examnined lymph nodes