Table 1

Cytological, molecular and histological diagnoses of suspicious metastatic cervical lymph nodes (CLN) from thyroid cancer patients
CLN number FNAB-C FNAB-Tgp (ng/FNAB) FNAB-Tgm FNAB-CTm Histology
1 IN 6620 + - Met. PTC
2 IN 7480 + - Met. PTC
3 Met. PTC 5652 + - Met. PTC
4* Met. PTC 5293 + - Met. PTC
5* Met. PTC 18612 + - Met. PTC
6 Met. PTC 1625 + - Met. PTC
7 Met. MTC 0.9 - + Met. MTC
8* IN 37.50 IN IN Met. PTC
9 Met. PTC 26108 + - Met. PTC
10 Met. ATC UND + - Met. ATC
11 Met. PTC 37250 ND ND Met. PTC
12 Met. PTC 0.8 + - Met. ATC
13 Met. PTC 2.82 - - Met. ATC
14* Met. PTC 114 + - Met. PTC
15* Met. PTC 288 - - Met. PTC
16 Met. PTC 1151 + - Met. PTC
17 Met. PTC 3714 + - Met. PTC
18 Met. PTC 480 + - Met. PTC
19 Met. PTC UND - + Met. MTC
20 Met. PTC UND - + Met. MTC
21* Met. PTC 62908 IN IN Met. PTC
22 Met. PTC 72.3 + - Met. PTC
23 Met. PTC 10349 + - Met. PTC
24 Met. PTC 384 ND ND Met. PTC
25* Met. PTC 728 ND ND Met. PTC
26 Met. PTC 53 + - Met. PTC
27 Met. PTC ND + - Met. PTC
28* Met. PTC ND + - Met. PTC
29* Met. PTC ND + - Met. PTC
30 Epithelial CA UND - - Met. RFC
31 Lymphoma 10.9 - - Lymphoma
32 Met. LC UND - - Met. LC
33 Met. PTC 3361 + - Met. PTC
34* Benign 4395 - - Met. PTC
35* Met. PTC 4388 + - Met. PTC

FNAB-C, fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) cytology; FNAB-Tgp, FNAB thyroglobulin protein; FNAB-Tgm, FNAB Tg mRNA; FNAB-CTm, FNAB CT mRNA; ND, non-determined; UND, undetectable; IN, inadequate; Pos. WBS, positive whole body scan; RFC, rhino-pharyngeal carcinoma; CA, cancer; LC, lung cancer. * CLN from previously thyroidectomized patients.

Baldini et al.

Baldini et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2013 13:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-13-7

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