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Table 3 Comparison of the pathological results of SLNB between methylene blue and H&E staining

From: Improved false negative rate of axillary status using sentinel lymph node biopsy and ultrasound-suspicious lymph node sampling in patients with early breast cancer

SLNB ALNB Total
  + -  
+ 63 0 63
- 8 143 151
Total 71 143 214
  1. Sensitivity = 63/71 = 88.7%.
  2. Specificity = 143/143 = 100%.
  3. False negative rate = 8/71 = 11.3%.
  4. False positive rate = 0/143 = 0%.
  5. SLNB: sentinel lymph node biopsy.