Follicular lesions of the thyroid. Does frozen section evaluation alter operative management?

@article{Chen1995FollicularLO,
  title={Follicular lesions of the thyroid. Does frozen section evaluation alter operative management?},
  author={Hunter H. Chen and Theresa L. Nicol and Robert D Udelsman},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={222 1},
  pages={101-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors determined the usefulness of frozen section (FS) evaluation in the operative management of follicular lesions of the thyroid. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cannot reliably discriminate between benign and malignant follicular lesions of the thyroid. Accordingly, FS evaluation is used routinely to guide intraoperative management. METHODS One hundred twenty-five consecutive patients with follicular thyroid lesions who underwent surgical exploration… CONTINUE READING

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