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Table 5 Diagnostic performance of cytological diagnoses

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

Discrimination of result of cytological diagnosis Histopathological diagnosisa Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) Positive
Predictive
value
(%)
Negative
Predictive
value
(%)
Positive (n = 153) Negative (n = 174)
Worse than NILM 143 86 93.5 50.6 62.4 89.8
NILM 10 88     
Worse than LSIL 119 28 77.8 83.9 81.0 81.1
NILM or LSIL 34 146     
  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, a: Positive included Positive, OIN/CIS, and Borderline lesion + based on the result of histopathological diagnosis, and Negative included Negative and Borderline lesion –