- Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is associated with 60% sensitivity when diagnosing malignant salivary gland (SG) tumors.
Why this matters
- FNA is generally considered to have high diagnostic accuracy for SG neoplasms.
- Overall, FNA classified 73.25% of tumors as benign, 10.46% as malignant, and 16.28% as having doubtful diagnosis.
- Sensitivity was 60%.
- Specificity was 97.5%.
- Positive predictive value was 83.3%.
- Negative predictive value was 92%.
- 172 patients with SG cancer were analyzed by FNA for diagnosis of malignancy.
- Funding: None disclosed.
- Retrospective study.