This text provides a comprehensive review of the most frequently encountered diagnostic pitfalls in thyroid cytopathology. Written in a case study format, the text provides the most current and complete information on both non-neoplastic and neoplastic thyroid conditions. Each chapter focuses on a specific diagnostic challenge and/or pitfalls that help in the differential diagnosis as well as the judicious use of ancillary studies when necessary. A review of the current literature as it relates to each disease entity is also incorporated into respective chapters. Highly illustrated with ample illustration of microscopic features to tackle common and uncommon diagnostic challenge in everyday routine practice. This book provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the common cytologic features needed to resolve the diagnostic pitfalls. Common Diagnostic Pitfalls in Thyroid Cytopathology serve as a very useful resource for pathologists and physicians dealing with, and interested in the thyroid.
Chapter 1: Aspirates with Macrophages and/or Colloid Only Chapter 2: Usefulness of Sub-Classification of Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance Chapter 3: Cytologic Atypia in Toxic Goiter Chapter 4: Hurtle Cell Lesions Chapter 5: Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Hashimoto Thyroiditis Chapter 6: Lymphocyte-only Aspirates Chapter 7: Molecular Testing Chapter 8: Pitfalls In Evaluating Cystic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Chapter 9: Challenges in the Diagnosis of Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Chapter 10: Variants of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Chapter 11: Medullary Carcinoma Chapter 12: Challenges in the Diagnosis Hyalinizing Trabecular Tumor Chapter 13: Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma Chapter 14: Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Chapter 15: Metastatic Neoplasms to the Thyroid Chapter 16: Thyroglobulin Detection in Fine-Needle Aspiration of Nodal Metastases from Differentiated Thyroid Cancers Chapter 17: Pediatric Thyroid FNA Chapter 18: Ectopic Thyroid Tissue Versus Nodal Metastasis Chapter 19: Parathyroid Tissue versus Thyroid Tissue Chapter 20: Evaluation of Thyroid Bed Sampling