Thyroid Research and Practice

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-

Better cytological evaluation of thyroid lesions is possible with imageological findings


Rashmi Patnayak1, Amitabh Jena2, Vijaylaxmi Bodagala3,  
1 Department of Pathology, Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Radiology, Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Patnayak
Department of Pathology, Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - 517 507
India




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Patnayak R, Jena A, Bodagala V. Better cytological evaluation of thyroid lesions is possible with imageological findings.Thyroid Res Pract 2012;9:107-107


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Patnayak R, Jena A, Bodagala V. Better cytological evaluation of thyroid lesions is possible with imageological findings. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Aug 21 ];9:107-107
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Sir,

This is regarding the article "Fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid: A cytohistologic correlation with critical evaluation of discordant cases" by Pandey and coauthors. [1] As the authors have mentioned, routine use of fine-needle aspiration cytology of thyroid nodules has indeed resulted in dramatic decrease in unnecessary surgeries. They have mentioned cases where though the cytodiagnosis was made as papillary carcinoma of thyroid, the final histopathological diagnoses were colloid goiter with papillary hyperplasia and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. [1] In this context, we would like to mention that in case of such doubtful cases, correlation with clinical and imageological findings and repeat aspiration under radiologic guidance may help to arrive at a proper diagnosis. [2] In ultrasonography, features like shape, margin, echogenicity and presence of calcification help to distinguish benign from malignant thyroid nodules. [3] Still in cases of doubt, repeat guided aspiration from a solid area, with clinicians' consultation is preferable before proceeding for surgical intervention.

References

1Pandey P, Dixit A, Mahajan NC. Fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid: A cytohistologic correlation with critical evaluation of discordant cases. Thyroid Res Pract 2012;9:32-9.
2Patnayak R, Vijaylaxmi B, Durgasi S, Jena A, Chowhan A. Seeking help from shadows. Am J ClinPathol 2012;137:501; author reply 502.
3Moon WJ, Jung SL, Lee JH, Na DG, Baek JH, Lee YH, et al. Benign and malignant thyroid nodules: US differentiation--multicenter retrospective study. Radiology 2008;247:762-70.