Bethesda category III (atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance) includes sparsely cellular specimens with nuclear atypia (3N) and/or architectural atypia (3A). This study investigates whether the two types of atypia have different rates of malignancy (ROMs). Methods: Cytologic and histologic diagnoses of resected thyroid nodules were recorded. ROM was calculated for all Bethesda categories and for 3N and 3A subcategories. Possible noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasms with papillary-like nuclear features were reviewed and removed from malignancies, and ROM was recalculated.
- Atypia of undetermined significance
- Fine-needle aspiration
- Follicular lesion of undetermined significance
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine