Comparison of 5-tiered and 6-tiered diagnostic systems for the reporting of thyroid cytopathology: a multi-institutional study.

@article{Bongiovanni2012ComparisonO5,
  title={Comparison of 5-tiered and 6-tiered diagnostic systems for the reporting of thyroid cytopathology: a multi-institutional study.},
  author={Massimo Bongiovanni and Stefano Crippa and Zubair W Baloch and Simonetta Piana and Alessandra Spitale and Fabio Pagni and Luca Mazzucchelli and Camillo Di Bella and William C. Faquin},
  journal={Cancer cytopathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={120 2},
  pages={117-25}
}
BACKGROUND At present, thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens are diagnosed using a tiered classification scheme, with the most popular of these being the 5-tiered and 6-tiered systems. In this study, the authors present their institutional experiences using these 2 different systems and evaluate their efficacy based on the surgical follow-up. METHODS Thyroid FNA specimens and their corresponding surgical resection specimens were collected between 2007 and 2009. The following… CONTINUE READING