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Bethesda classification system for thyroid fine needle aspirates

Bethesda classification system for thyroid fine needle aspirates comprises six categories of pathological reporting of thyroid FNA, with each category linked to a malignancy risk. The categories are:

  • category I: non diagnostic
  • category II: benign
  • category III: atypia of undetermined significance
  • category IV: suspicious for follicular neoplasm
  • category V: suspicious for malignancy
  • category VI: malignant

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Article information

rID: 84429
System: Head & Neck
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bethesda classification system for thyroid FNA's

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