Papillary thyroid carcinoma: an easy fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis?

OBJECTIVE To analyze reasons for unclear or missed diagnoses in fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). STUDY DESIGN Among 35,000 thyroid FNAB diagnoses made during 1989-2009, 135 PTC FNAB diagnoses were divided into 3 categories by expressed probability. A group of 10 cases with histologic PTC diagnosis not mentioned in… CONTINUE READING