Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Cytomorphological and histopathological study of thyroid lesions in a tertiary care institution

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Ashwini H N,Nagaraj T S*,Neethu G V,S B Patil,K S Rajashekar

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 252

Article End Page : 255


The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) was established for uniformity in the reporting of thyroid lesions.
Objectives: (1) To utilize The TBSRTC for categorization of thyroid FNACs (2) To evaluate the degree of concordance between cytological and histopathological diagnosis.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 565 cases was done along with the review of histopathological examination of the specimen excised. Statistical analysis were made comparing the cytological and histopathological findings.
Results: The distribution of 565 thyroid nodules, according to TBSRTC are as follows: 1.9% ND/UNS, 92.0% benign, 0.9% AUS/FLUS, 3.0% FN, 0.4% SFM, and 1.8% malignant. The sensitivity was 64.3%, specificity 99.8%, positive predictive value 90.0% and negative predictive value was 99.0%.

Conclusions: Thyroid FNAs are best reported using TBSRTC. It also provides appropriate guidelines to clinicians for further management.

Keywords: Thyroid cytology, The Bethesda system, Fine needle aspiration.

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