Thyroid Gland

  • Qihui “Jim” ZhaiEmail author
  • John Casler
  • Nidhi Gupta
  • Keith Wilson
  • David Steward
Part of the Frozen Section Library book series (FROZEN, volume 12)


Intraoperative consultations for thyroid nodular lesions are challenging for surgical pathologists. It is one of the most frequent misdiagnoses made by pathologists in the frozen section labs. Different opinions exist among pathologists about whether performing frozen section interpretations of thyroid lesions should even be attempted. However, in our daily practice, this modality is often requested, and most of the time our efforts help to provide the optimal care for the patients with thyroid nodules.


Freeze Section Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Thyroid Nodule Follicular Carcinoma Medullary Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qihui “Jim” Zhai
    • 1
    Email author
  • John Casler
    • 2
  • Nidhi Gupta
    • 3
  • Keith Wilson
    • 4
  • David Steward
    • 5
  1. 1.Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo Clinic FloridaJacksonvilleUSA
  2. 2.Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryMayo Clinic FloridaJacksonvilleUSA
  3. 3.Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryJacobi Medical CenterBronxUSA
  4. 4.Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  5. 5.Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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