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Research Article

Thyroid Cytopathology Reporting by the Bethesda System: A Two-Year Prospective Study in an Academic Institution

Table 3

Cytological/histopathological diagnosis correlation.

Cytopathological categorizationNumber of cases where surgical specimens were received ()Percent of the categoryHistopathological diagnosisNumber of cases

ND/UNS
()
212.5Nodular goiter2

Benign
()
Nodular goiter18
2312.8Follicular adenoma2
Papillary thyroid carcinoma3

AUS/FLUS
()
19Papillary thyroid carcinoma1

FN/SFN
()
4Follicular adenoma3
80Papillary thyroid carcinoma1

SFM
()
6Lymphocytic thyroiditis2
75Papillary thyroid carcinoma3
Follicular adenoma1

Malignant
()
480Papillary thyroid carcinoma4

(1) ND/UNS = nondiagnostic/unsatisfactory, AUS/FLUS = atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance, FN/SFN = follicular neoplasm/suspected for a follicular neoplasm, and SFM = suspected for malignancy.
(2) = total number of cases.

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