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Improving the diagnostic accuracy of thyroid follicular neoplasms: cytological features in fine-needle aspiration cytology.
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PMID:  20091899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cytological diagnosis in follicular neoplasms of the thyroid has to surmount some difficulties. Capsular/vascular invasions or metastasis are the histological criteria for follicular carcinoma (FC), and, on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) samples, marked cytological atypias are only observed in moderately to poorly differentiated FC, while they may be completely lacking in well differentiated angio- or capsulo-invasive FC. To clarify the cytological features and to improve the accuracy and reliability of aspiration cytology, 892 follicular adenomas and 82 FCs were reviewed. A macrofollicular pattern or large sheet pattern of follicular cells with thin colloid in the background were found to be indicators of follicular adenoma. Crowding or irregular arrangement of follicular cells were found to indicate microfollicular lesions but could not discriminate between benign and malignant conditions. High nucleo-cytoplasmic ratio, nuclear atypia, and coarse granular or dense chromatin were more important criteria for malignancy than nuclear grooves or intranuclear cytoplasmic inclusions. The cytomorphologic features of the follicular neoplasms of the thyroid are described, and the difficulties encountered in the cytodiagnosis of follicular lesions are discussed at length.
Junko Maruta; Hironobu Hashimoto; Yuri Suehisa; Hiroto Yamashita; Shiro Noguchi; Yatsuki Aratake; Eiji Ohno; Tadao K Kobayashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Cytopathol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Pathology, Noguchi Thyroid Hospital and Foundation, Oita, Japan; Department of Medical Life Science, College of Life Science, Kurashiki University of Science and Arts, Okayama, Japan.
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