Table 3

Predictive value of eosinophils in assessing stromal invasive in squamous neoplasia of larynx

Eosinophils in lesion

Sensitivity(%)

Specificity(%)

Positive predictive value(%)

Negative predictive value(%)


Biopsy specimens

>or = 10 eos/hpf

66%

94%

96%

52%

>or = 20/10hpf

80%

100%

100%

68%

Excisonal specimens

>or = 10 eos/hpf

64%

98%

100%

58%

>or = 20 eos/10 hpf

68%

100%

100%

58%


Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were computed for eosinophil counts that were exceeding 10 eos/hpf or 20 eos/10hpf to evaluate if these two classifications of eosinophil count would suggest any significance of clinical implication from statistical point of view

Said et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2005 5:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-5-1

Open Data