Suspicious for Malignancy
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The majority of thyroid nodules are benign, but a small percentage, about 10–15%, are malignant. According to The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC), 3% of all thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens are classified as Suspicious for Malignancy (SM).
KeywordsSuspicious for malignancy Suspicious for papillary thyroid carcinoma PTC Suspicious for medullary thyroid carcinoma MTC Suspicious for lymphoma Immunocytochemistry Suspicious for malignancy not otherwise specified
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