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Table 2 Specificity and sensitivity of MRI investigation for tumors of the parotid gland. Tumor location was assessed using the facial nerve line as the most sensitive

From: Correlation between preoperative predictions and surgical findings in the parotid surgery for tumors

Variable specificity sensitivity
Tumor location in the superficial lobe (yes/no) 0.95 0.95
Tumor location in the deep lobe (yes/no) 1 0.8
Encapsulation of the tumor (yes/no) 1 1
progression into the parapharyngeal space (yes/no) 1 1