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Table 1 Prevalence of sclerotic signs in RT-TE patients and healthy controls with their sensitivity, specificity and predictive values.

From: Selection of indicators for tonsillectomy in adults with recurrent tonsillitis

  Prevalence, n (%)     
Signs of sclerotic process Patients
(n = 62)
Healthy controls
(n = 54)
Sensitivity Specificity PPVa NPVb
Tonsillar sclerosis 29 (47) 2 (4) 0.47 0.96 0.94 0.61
Crypts' obstruction 34 (55) 8 (15) 0.55 0.85 0.81 0.62
Scar tissue on tonsils 49 (79) 11 (20) 0.79 0.80 0.82 0.77
  1. RT-TE patient – patients who were referred for tonsillectomy due to recurrent tonsillitis episodes, PPV – positive predictive value, NPV – negative predictive value