Liquid-Based Preparations in Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration

  • Rana S. HodaEmail author


  • Estimated annual incidence of thyroid nodules in the United States is 0.1%, which translates to 300,000 new nodules every year.

  • Up to 50% of the general population may have sonographically detectable thyroid nodules, although only up to 5% of these harbor a malignancy.

  • The high incidence of thyroid nodules and low rate of cancer among nodules pose a clinical dilemma.


Thyroid cancer statistics Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology TBSRTC Ancillary studies Conventional smears Liquid-based preparations ThinPrep SurePath Advantages and disadvantages of various preparations Laboratory processing techniques 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CBLPathRye BrookUSA

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