Comparison of 5-tiered and 6-tiered diagnostic systems for the reporting of thyroid cytopathology : A multi-institutional study (pages 117–125)
Massimo Bongiovanni, Stefano Crippa, Zubair Baloch, Simonetta Piana, Alessandra Spitale, Fabio Pagni, Luca Mazzucchelli, Camillo Di Bella and William Faquin
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.20195
Standardization of reporting terminology for thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens facilitates communication between pathologists and clinicians. The authors present their institutional experiences using a 5-tiered and a 6-tiered system for reporting thyroid FNA results, and evaluate their efficacy based on the surgical follow-up. Depending on the classification system used, the results can influence the management of patients with a thyroid nodule.