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2015, Volume 31, Supplement
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2015.01312
Pitfalls in the Cytological Assessment of Thyroid Nodules
Şule Canberk1, Pınar Fırat2, Fernando Schmitt3,4
1Department of Pathology, 1Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pathology and Medicine, Laboratoire National de Sante, Luxembourg
4Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto (IPAT IMUP), Porto, Portugal
Keywords: Thyroid, Fine needle aspiration, Cytology, Thyroid nodule, Thyroid cancer
Fine needle aspiration of thyroid has been used for years in a multidisciplinary approach, to diagnose different entities, in preventing over or under treatment of thyroid nodules. The widespread use of this methodology can be confirmed if “thyroid fine needle aspiration” is searched on PubMed, which results in over 5000 papers. In this manuscript, we aimed to focus on pitfalls in the evaluation of thyroid aspirations, covering cystic, inflammatory lesions, follicular lesions, oncocytic lesions, papillary carcinoma, and medullary carcinoma of thyroid.
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