Frozen section of thyroid and parathyroid specimens.

  title={Frozen section of thyroid and parathyroid specimens.},
  author={Rose C Anton and Thomas M. Wheeler},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  volume={129 12},
CONTEXT Preoperative fine-needle aspiration of thyroid lesions has greatly diminished the need for surgical evaluation. However, because thyroid nodules are common lesions, many still require surgical intervention and represent a substantial number of cases that the pathologist encounters in the frozen section laboratory. OBJECTIVE Comprehensive reviews of frozen section indications, as well as gross, cytologic, and histologic features of the most common and diagnostically important thyroid… CONTINUE READING


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