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Table 1 Pathological diagnosis of follicular thyroid neoplasm according to two gross examination methods

From: Modified Transverse-Vertical Gross Examination: a Better Method for the Detection of Definite Capsular Invasion in Encapsulated Follicular-Patterned Thyroid Neoplasms

  Conventional transverse Modified transverse-vertical p value
Follicular neoplasm    0.003
 FA 421 (64.5%) 203 (54.9%)  
 FTC 232 (35.5%) 167 (45.1%)  
EFV-PTC    0.028
 Non-invasive/NIFTP 141 (60.3%) 62 (47.7%)  
 Invasive 93 (39.7%) 68 (52.3%)  
  1. FA, follicular adenoma; FTC, follicular thyroid carcinoma; EFV-PTC, encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma; NIFTP, non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features