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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1991;2(1): 8-19.
흡인세포검사의 세포-병리학적 검색
국립의료센터 임상병리학
Cytohistopathologic comparative study of aspiration biopsy cytology from various sites.
Hyo Sook Park
Department of Clinical Pathology, National Medical Center, Korea
A statistical analysis of the diagnostic value for 244 aspiration biopsy cytology(ABC) among a total 1,043 cases from various sites was performed. ABC, using diagnostic terminology similar to that of a surgical pathology reports, was compared to the final tissue diagnosis. For the entire series, a sensitivity of 91.8%, a specificity of 99.3%, a positive predictive value of 98.9%, a negative predictive value of 94.8%, and an efficacy of the test of 96.3% were shown. There were 8 false negative and 1 false positive diagnosis. The diagnostic accuracy was 89.8%. Those results indicate that the ABC is a considerably highly accurate procedure that should be routinely employed.
Key Words: Aspiration biopsy cytology; Cytology; Statistics; Accuracy