CYTOLOGICAL SPECTRUM OF THYROID LESIONS BY BETHESDA THYROID REPORTING SYSTEM: A TWO YEAR STUDY

Dr.Shweta M. Dhage, Dr.Suwarna B. Patil, Dr. Shriram Chopde, Dr.Pradeep S Umap, Dr. Shyamkant Patharwat

Abstract


Most of the thyroid lesions clinically present as either diffuse enlargement of the gland or a solitary thyroid nodule. Thyroid lesions can be differentiated into non-neoplastic or neoplastic by FNAC. The present study is two year study including 358 cases of thyroid lesions with the aim to study age and sex distribution of thyroid lesions along with various cytomorphological patterns and classification of thyroid lesions by Bethesda System 2017. The majority of patients (25.4%) were seen in the age group 31-40 years with female predominance. In the present study, the majority of patients presented with non-neoplastic lesions (86.5%) followed by neoplastic lesions (13.4%). Among non neoplastic lesions, colloid goiter was the commonest (56.1%) while among neoplastic lesions, majority cases were of papillary thyroid carcinoma (4.1%). However, thyroid FNAC has limitation to differentiate between follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma where histopathological correlation becomes mandatory.


Keywords


FNAC, Thyroid, Colloid, Papillary

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