The Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology: an institutional experience of the outcome of indeterminate categories

Onder S., Firat P., Ates D.

CYTOPATHOLOGY, vol.25, no.3, pp.177-184, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cyt.12091
  • Journal Name: CYTOPATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-184
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


ObjectiveIn this study, we investigated the efficacy of the Bethesda system (TBS) for reporting thyroid cytopathology in determining the risk of malignancy for indeterminate cases. These cases comprised atypia or follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS), follicular neoplasia or suspicious for follicular neoplasia (FN/SFN) and suspicious for malignancy (SM) categories. AUS/FLUS cases were further subcategorized according to their patterns, and the malignancy rate for each subcategory was calculated.