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Thyroid cytology reporting by the Bethesda System: A two-year experience at an academic institute

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Author Details : Lalji G. Valiya, Seema N Baxi

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 35-41

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Introduction: Present study was aimed to report thyroid FNACs according to the latest guidelines given by the TBSRTC into diagnostic categories and subcategories, analyse category-wise cytomorphological characteristics and provide brief management guidelines to the treating consultants.
Materials and Methods: A total 276 patients with thyroid lesions were studied using non-aspiration FNA technique. The stained cytological slides were reported according to the TBSRTC monograph. The cytomorphological findings were compared with clinical findings and relevant investigations.
Result: Of 276 lesions, 240 (86.96%) cases were females. The commonest age group was 31-40 years. Benign category was the largest (84.78%) followed by non-diagnostic/unsatisfactory which was 6.16%. Malignant and suspicious of malignancy constituted 1.45% and 1.09% respectively.
Conclusion: Majority of thyroid lesions were benign and the Bethesda monograph provides uniform reporting system along with management guidelines, thus reduces inter observer variability and unnecessary surgical procedures.

Keywords: Bethesda, FNAC, Goiter, Thyroid.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-6792.2018.0007

How to cite : Valiya L G, Baxi S N, Thyroid cytology reporting by the Bethesda System: A two-year experience at an academic institute. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2018;5(1):35-41

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