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Adequacy of Pathology Reports of Specimens from Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
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PMID:  23152121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This study aims to investigate the adequacy of pathology reports of specimens from patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) operated in our institution. Retrospective analysis of the pathology reports of all patients diagnosed with DTC in our area, from 1 January 2006 through 30 June 2011, was done. Sixty-eight patients were diagnosed with DTC. All reports were descriptive. In all the reports, but one, one or more core data items (according to the Royal College of Pathologists) were missing. Information about 1 and 2 items was lacking in 7.4 and 42.6 % of the reports, respectively. The rest were missing three or more data. Lymphovascular invasion, histology subtype, and completeness of excision were, in this order, the three most frequently omitted data. Sometimes, the information in question was not explicitly expressed but could be extrapolated from the data available. The pathology reports of DTC specimens frequently miss some of the information considered necessary to provide a comprehensive patient care.
Authors:
Ma Luisa Isidro; Gloria Lugo; Olga Fidalgo; Sara García-Arias
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endocrine pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1559-0097     ISO Abbreviation:  Endocr. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009288     Medline TA:  Endocr Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Endocrine Department, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña, As Xubias 84, 15006, A Coruña, Spain, ma.luisa.isidro.san.juan@sergas.es.
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