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Surgical Outcome of Thyroid Nodules with Atypia of Undetermined Significance and Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance in Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Saad Alqahtani, Saif Alsobhi, Riyadh I Alsalloum, Saleh N Najjar, Hindi N Al-Hindi

Citation Information : Alqahtani S, Alsobhi S, Alsalloum RI, Najjar SN, Al-Hindi HN. Surgical Outcome of Thyroid Nodules with Atypia of Undetermined Significance and Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance in Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy. World J Endoc Surg 2017; 9 (3):100-103.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1220

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 00-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To correlate selected clinical and ultrasonographic (US) characteristics with the final histopathological diagnosis in patients with atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) and follicular lesion of undetermined significance (FLUS), and whether this information can be used in planning the surgical approach.

Materials and methods

It is a retrospective study including the operated cases of AUS/FLUS from 2011 to 2014 treated at one center.

Results

This cohort included 87 women and 28 men. To test for independence between categorical variables, the chi-square test was used. There was no significant correlation between age or US variables and final pathological diagnosis. However, final diagnosis of malignancy was higher in men compared with women (64.3 and 41.4% respectively; p = 0.035). Furthermore, a significant association between the diagnosis of repeated fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) and the final pathological diagnosis was noted (benign vs malignant, p = 0.005).

Conclusion

The FNAB has a significant role in the assessment of thyroid nodules. Our results showed no correlation between age, US variables, and the risk of malignancy. Male gender is associated with higher risk of malignancy.

Clinical significance

Determining the risk of malignancy and prediction of surgical outcome may help triaging cases for repeat FNA or proceeding to surgery.

How to cite this article

Alqahtani S, Alsobhi S, Alsalloum RI, Najjar SN, Al-Hindi HN. Surgical Outcome of Thyroid Nodules with Atypia of Undetermined Significance and Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance in Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy. World J Endoc Surg 2017;9(3):100-103.


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