TABLE 5

SLNB (Index Test) Result and Pathology/Neck Dissection (Reference Standard) Result

Isolated cervical metastases after SLNB (true disease state)
SLNB result based on sentinel lymph nodesNegativePositiveTotal
NegativeTrue-negativeFalse-negativeT
PositiveFalse-positiveTrue-positiveT+
TotalDD+n
  • T and T+ = number of patients with negative and positive SLNB results, respectively; D and D+ = number of patients without and with true nodal metastasis, respectively; n = total number of patients in study.