Bethesda classification is a valuable guide for fine needle aspiration reports and highly predictive especially for diagnosing aggressive variants of papillary thyroid carcinoma

Evranos B., Polat S. B. , Baser H., Ozdemir D., Kilicarslan A., Yalcin A., ...More

CYTOPATHOLOGY, vol.28, no.4, pp.259-267, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cyt.12384
  • Title of Journal : CYTOPATHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-267


Background: A fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most valuable diagnostic procedure for preoperative discrimination of benign and malignant nodules. The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology provides standardised reporting and cytomorphological criteria in aspiration smears. The aim of the present study was to determine malignancy rates in nodules with different cytology results and evaluate the diagnostic value of Bethesda for variants of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).