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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

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

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

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 252-255

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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.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.049

How to cite : Ashwini H N, Nagaraj T S, Neethu G V, Patil S B, Rajashekar K S, Cytomorphological and histopathological study of thyroid lesions in a tertiary care institution. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2019;6(2):252-255

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