Follicular or Hürthle cell neoplasm of the thyroid: can clinical factors be used to predict carcinoma and determine extent of thyroidectomy?

BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) and frozen section exam are of limited or no value in distinguishing benign and malignant follicular or Hürthle cell neoplasms of the thyroid gland. METHODS Patients who underwent thyroidectomy for treatment of a follicular or Hürthle cell neoplasm between 1990 and 1998 were identified and evaluated for age… CONTINUE READING