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The role of thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology and the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology
Thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) is among the most commonly performed non-gynaecologic cytologic procedures and the single most effective tool for guiding the initial management of a patient with a thyroid nodule. Its acceptance as a reliable preoperative test relies on its high sensitivity and specificity. The recently developed Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology, has advanced the field by promoting a standard reporting terminology for thyroid aspirates. In addition, it allows communication with the referring physician to occur in terms that are unambiguous, reproducible, and clinically helpful.
Bethesda system, classification, cytology, fine needle aspiration, thyroid nodule, thyroid
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