Nuclear Morphometry for the Differentiation of Benign or Malignant Lesions with the Diagnosis of Aypia of Undetermined Significance/Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance in Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy


ERSÖZ Ş., AYDIN MUNGAN S., Sagnak Z., Ersoz H. O. , Odaci E.

ANALYTICAL AND QUANTITATIVE CYTOPATHOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGY, vol.38, no.5, pp.288-294, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: ANALYTICAL AND QUANTITATIVE CYTOPATHOLOGY AND HISTOPATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.288-294
  • Keywords: biopsy, fine-needle; cell nuclear size; cell nuclear volume; cytodiagnosis; fine-needle aspiration; thyroid cancer, thyroid neoplasms; thyroid nodule, PROGNOSTIC VALUE, CARCINOMA, NEOPLASMS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether nuclear morphometric analysis could be used as an additional tool to determine the malignancy risk in cases of atypia of undetermined significance / follicular lesion of undetermined significance, thereby helping to prevent unnecessary surgery in this group of patients.