Interobserver reproducibility among neuropathologists and surgical pathologists in fibrillary astrocytoma grading.
- Published Article
Journal of the Neurological Sciences
- Publication Date
Apr 01, 2000
(1) it is likely that experience with grading accounts for the better level of agreement among the neuropathologist group (kappa statistic 0.63) versus the surgical pathologist group (kappa statistic 0.36); (2) in most cases, the neuropathologists all agreed or had one discrepant diagnosis (86.7%) versus the surgical pathologist group (43.3%); (3) the discrepancies in diagnosis among both groups is likely related, in good part, to the limitations of the grading schema in fully enumerating the spectrum of such grading parameters as cytologic atypia and vascular proliferation.
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