The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology: A Single-Center Experience over 5 Years

@article{Kiernan2014TheBS,
  title={The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology: A Single-Center Experience over 5 Years},
  author={Colleen M. Kiernan and James T. Broome and Carmen C. Sol{\'o}rzano},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={3522-3527}
}
The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (BSRTC) was developed to refine fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology definitions and improve clinical management. This study evaluates the impact of the BSRTC 5 years after its adoption at a single institution. A total of 1,625 patients undergoing thyroidectomy in the pre-BSRTC (Group 1: July 2007–January 2009) and post-BSRTC (Group 2: February 2009–September 2013) periods were reviewed. Cytologic diagnoses in Group 1 included non… CONTINUE READING