The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology

Definitions, Criteria and Explanatory Notes

  • Syed Z. Ali
  • Edmund S. Cibas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Zubair W. Baloch, Erik K. Alexander, Hossein Gharib, Stephen S. Raab
    Pages 1-3
  3. Barbara A. Crothers, Michael R. Henry, Pinar Firat, Ulrike M. Hamper
    Pages 5-14
  4. Tarik M. Elsheikh, Béatrix Cochand-Priollet, Pedro Patricio de Agustin, Mary K. Sidawy, Matthew A. Zarka
    Pages 15-36
  5. Jeffrey F. Krane, Ritu Nayar, Andrew A. Renshaw
    Pages 37-49
  6. Michael R. Henry, Richard M. DeMay, Katherine Berezowski
    Pages 51-58
  7. William C. Faquin, Claire W. Michael, Andrew A. Renshaw, Philippe Vielh
    Pages 59-73
  8. Helen H. Wang, Armando C. Filie, Douglas P. Clark, Celeste N. Powers
    Pages 75-89
  9. Manon Auger, Edward B. Stelow, Grace C. H. Yang, Miguel A. Sanchez, Sylvia L. Asa, Virginia A. Livolsi
    Pages 91-116
  10. Martha B. Pitman, Yolanda C. Oertel, Kim R. Geisinger
    Pages 117-128
  11. Massimo Bongiovanni, William C. Faquin
    Pages 129-138
  12. Gregg A. Staerkel, Britt-Marie E. Ljung, Vinod Shidham, William J. Frable, Juan Rosai
    Pages 139-151
  13. Lester J. Layfield, Jerry Waisman, Kristen A. Atkins
    Pages 153-166
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 167-171

About this book


Thyroid fine needle aspiration is one of the most commonly performed cytologic procedures and is the standard diagnostic method for managing the patient with a thyroid nodule.  Until now, there has been no uniform system for reporting the results of thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) in the U.S.

The terminology described in this book is an important advance in the field of cytopathology. It represents the results of the multidisciplinary National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration State of The Science Conference, held in Bethesda, MD in October, 2007.

The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology will provide the reader with a unified approach to diagnosing and reporting thyroid FNA interpretations. It will serve as a reference guide not just for pathologists, but also endocrinologists, surgeons, and radiologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Syed Z. Ali
    • 1
  • Edmund S. Cibas
    • 2
  1. 1.BaltimoreU.S.A.
  2. 2.Brigham & Women's HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonU.S.A.

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