Histological evaluation of thyroid carcinomas: reproducibility of the "WHO" classification.

@article{Fassina1993HistologicalEO,
  title={Histological evaluation of thyroid carcinomas: reproducibility of the "WHO" classification.},
  author={Ambrogio Fassina and Maria Cristina Montesco and Vito Ninfo and Paolo Denti and G Masarotto},
  journal={Tumori},
  year={1993},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={314-20}
}
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Thyroid carcinomas display several pathologic features, show different behavior and necessitate different treatment; thus correct classification is mandatory. METHODS The kappa statistic was used as a measure of agreement in a panel of seven pathologists who reviewed 200 cases of thyroid tumors. RESULTS Overall agreement was 83% (k = 68). Good agreement was found for anaplastic (k = 0.85) and papillary carcinomas (k = 0.81); agreement for medullary carcinoma was… CONTINUE READING