|Title:||The surgery and repeat aspiration outcomes of the atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance category in The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology||Authors:||Jan I.-S.
|Issue Date:||2019||Publisher:||Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd||Journal Volume:||42||Journal Issue:||1||Start page/Pages:||144-147||Source:||Asian Journal of Surgery||Abstract:||
Background/Objective: The atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS) category is one of six diagnostic categories of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC). In this study, we report the diagnostic distribution of thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology and analyze the outcome of AUS/FLUS cases. Methods: A total of 29,937 thyroid FNA results, reported between April 2012 and December 2016, were retrieved from the database of a medical center. We reviewed the electronic medical records and analyzed the management of these patients. Results: Overall frequency of AUS/FLUS is 3.1% in our laboratory, which is at the lower limit of the recommended range. Of these, 891 reports of AUS/FLUS from 770 patients were identified. Out of the 770 patients, 367 had surgical intervention. In these 367 patients, final surgical pathology yielded 204 (55.6%) malignancies, 12 indeterminateness (3.3%), and 151 (41.1%) benignity. Among these surgical patients, 113 (30.8%) had received a repeat FNA of the thyroid before thyroid resection. The difference between the malignancy rates among patients who directly received surgery after the first AUS/FLUS diagnosis (132 of 254, 52.0%) and patients having a repeat FNA before surgery (72 of 113, 63.7%) was not statistically significant. Conclusion: Our results are in agreement with AUS/FLUS diagnoses in less than 7% of specimens, and confirm that it is appropriate to perform either a repeat thyroid FNA or thyroid lobectomy, with the clinical decision being subject to the standardized management protocols of the second edition of TBSRTC in the AUS/FLUS category. ? 2018
|ISSN:||1015-9584||DOI:||10.1016/j.asjsur.2018.02.008||metadata.dc.subject.other:||fine needle aspiration biopsy; human; pathology; statistics and numerical data; thyroid disease; thyroid gland; time factor; Biopsy, Fine-Needle; Humans; Thyroid Diseases; Thyroid Gland; Time Factors
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