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Table 4 Results of cytological diagnoses compared with histopathological diagnoses

From: Diagnostic accuracy of oral cancer cytology in a pilot study

Cytological diagnosis
n = 327
Histopathological diagnosis
Negative Positive
Negative
(n = 142)
Borderline
lesion −
(n = 32)
Borderline
lesion +
(n = 4)
OIN/CIS
(n = 12)
Positive
(n = 137)
NILM (n = 98) 77 (54.2%) 11 (34.3%) 2 (50.0%) 1 (8.3%) 7 (5.1%)
LSIL (n = 82) 47 (34.3%) 11 (34.3%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (16.7%) 22 (16.1%)
HSIL (n = 40) 8 (5.6%) 9 (28.1%) 0 (0.0%) 4 (33.3%) 19 (13.9%)
SCC (n = 104) 9 (6.3%) 1 (3.1%) 2 (50.0%) 5 (41.7%) 87 (63.5%)
Other malignancy (n = 3) 1 (0.7%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (1.5%)
  1. NILM negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy, LSIL low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, HSIL high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, SCC squamous cell carcinoma, OIN oral intraepithelial neoplasia, CIS carcinoma in situ