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Table 2 Histological diagnosis according to 2011 pathological consensus of 72 IgG4-RD specimens

From: Needle biopsy compared with surgical biopsy: pitfalls of small biopsy in histologial diagnosis of IgG4-related disease

  na Nb n/72c (%) n/Nd (%)
Highly suggestive 24 33.33
Probable 18 25.00
Insufficient 30 41.67
 IgG4/IgG < 40% 7 9.72
  Salivary gland 4 41 5.55 9.76
  Retroperitoneum 1 9 1.39 11.11
  Lymph node 1 8 1.39 12.50
  Pancreas 1 2 1.39 50.00
 IgG4/HP < cutoff value 29 40.28
  Salivary gland 23 41 31.94 56.10
  Lymph node 2 8 2.78 25.00
  Lung 1 2 1.39 50.00
  Lacrimal gland 1 6 1.39 16.67
  Pleura 1 1 1.39 100.00
  Pancreas 1 2 1.39 50.00
  1. an represents the number of cases
  2. bN represents the number of biopsies taken from the same organ
  3. cProportion in all the 72 biopsies
  4. dProportion in all biopsies of the same organ