Archive Item Code: 3800-B
Item Name: The 2015 American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Thyroid Nodules: Implications for Fine-Needle Aspiration and Cytology Practice
Mary C. Frates, MD and Jeffrey F. Krane, MD, PhD
Presentation date: May 24, 2016; Expires: May 24, 2019
This presentation will review the 2015 American Thyroid Association management guidelines for thyroid nodules. In particular, an approach to the decision for fine needle aspiration will be presented based on nodule size and sonographic characteristics. Indications for repeat aspiration will also be described. Appropriate management of cytologically indeterminate nodules, including the role of molecular testing, will also be emphasized.
Archive Item Code: 3800-L
Item Name: The New Diagnostic Paradigms in Follicular Patterned Lesions of the Thyroid and Affects on Reporting of Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Specimens
Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD
Presentation date: March 28, 2017; Expires: March 28, 2020
It has been proposed to classify the non-invasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) as “non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary like nuclear features” (NIFT-P). No doubt this change in the name i.e. not calling FVPTC as “carcinoma” can lead to much confusion or add to it. This presentation will discuss the current diagnostic criteria for the follicular patterned lesions of the thyroid and the impact of this reclassification of FVPTC as “not carcinoma” on the reporting of thyroid FNA specimens.
Archive Item Code: 3800-G
Item Name: Cytopathologist Ultrasound Guided (US) FNA
Susan D. Rollins, MD, FCAP, FIAC and Rosemary Tambouret, MD
Presentation date: October 25, 2016; Expires: October 25, 2019
Cytopathologist performed USFNA streamlines and increases the sensitivity and specificity of the FNA procedure and makes more lesions accessible to the cytopathologist for biopsy. Participants will learn the benefits of cytologist-performed USFNA, understand the pre-requisition needed to perform USFNA, see patient examples of USFNA and learn basic ultrasound terminology related to image interpretation.
Item Code: 3700-I
Item Name: Thyroid Cytopathology: Common Dilemmas and Uncommon Diagnoses
Paul N. Staats, MD
Presentation date: December 8, 2015; Expires: December 8, 2018
Despite The Bethesda System, thyroid cytology continues to be challenging. This webinar will focus on the diagnosis of follicular-pattern lesions. We will review the clinical implications of the various diagnostic categories, discuss the role of molecular testing, and review less common entities that enter into the differential diagnosis of follicular-pattern thyroid lesions.
Item Code: 3500-H
Presentation date: November 26, 2013; Expires: November 26, 2016
Inter-institutional consultation in pathology has shown to improve patient safety by detecting interpretative errors that may significantly impact clinical management. Opponents have alleged increased costs due to this consultative practice without considering potential cost of surgical complications, litigation expenses and cost avoidance from lost wages. This webinar will review the mayor sources of discrepancies in thyroid aspirations and explain the clinical impact of second opinions. A review of molecular testing as an adjunct tool to subjective morphologic criteria will be summarized.