Thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology: Performance data of neoplastic and malignant cases as identified from 1558 responses in the ASCP Non-GYN Assessment program thyroid fine-needle performance data (pages 745–750)
Stan G. Eilers, Paula LaPolice, Perkins Mukunyadzi, Umesh Kapur, Amy Wendel Spiczka, Ajay Shah, Husain Saleh, Adebowale Adeniran, Amberly Nunez, Indra Balachandran, Jennifer J. Clark and Larry Lemon
Article first published online: 9 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21440
Data from 1558 responses in the American Society for Clinical Pathology Non-GYN Assessment program for thyroid fine-needle aspirates from thyroid neoplasms and malignancies were evaluated for the correct diagnostic interpretation as well as classifying the incorrect responses into treatment-based groups (nonsurgical benign thyroid nodule, thyroid neoplasm, or malignancy). Participants generally performed well, except for the entities of follicular neoplasm and follicular variant of papillary carcinoma, which were challenging diagnoses to program participants.