Volume : 5
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-6792
Print ISSN : 2394-6784
Article First Page : 35
Article End Page : 41
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.