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Table 5 Diagnostic discordance in the subsets by the four diagnostic categories and hypothetical clinical implications

From: The surgical pathology laboratory in Mwanza, Tanzania: a survey on the reproducibility of diagnoses after the first years of autonomous activity

SUBSET Number Discordance by four categories(a) High Intermediate Not significant
General adult pathology 90 9 (10.0%) 5(5.6%) 2 (2.2%) 2 (2.2%)
Paediatric/adolescence 34 3 (8.8%) 1 (2.9%) 0 2 (5.8%)
Lymphoproliferative 29 2 (6.9%) 2 (6.9%) - -
Fluid/FNA cytological diagnoses 23 10 (43.5%) 3(13.0%) 5 (21.7%) 2 (8.7%)
PAP test 20 5 (25.0%) 1 (5.0%) 1 (5.0%) 3(15.0%)
Overall 196 29 (14.8%) 12 6.1%) 8 (4.1%) 9 (3.6%)
Lymphoproliferative by histological subtype (b) 29 7 (24.1%) 2 (6.9%) 4 (13.8%) 1 (3.4%)
  1. FNA fine needle aspiration
  2. (a) = on the basis of malignant/benign/inflammatory/suspicious categories
  3. (b) = on the basis of 12 histo-types