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Table 4 The analysis for the false-positive cases

From: Causes of misdiagnoses by thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC): our experience and a systematic review

AnalysisNumber
Suboptional specimen
 Thyroiditis6
 Goiter with diffuse fibrosis2
 PTMC1
Interpretation error
 Cystic lesions9
 Thyroiditis12
 Adenomatous hyperplasia17
Total47
  1. PTMC Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma