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Outcomes of Bethesda categories III and IV thyroid nodules over 5¬†years and performance of the Afirma gene expression classifier: A single‐institution study

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The second edition Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytology estimates 6%‐18% malignancy rate of category III (B3) and 10%‐40% for category IV (B4) nodules; however, reported malignancy rates have considerable variability among institutions. Use of molecular classifiers (including Afirma Gene Expression Classifier, GEC) can be utilized in management of thyroid nodules. Our objective was to analyse malignancy rates of B3 and B4 nodules and determine clinical outcomes of GEC Benign nodules.
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Keywords: Bethesda; atypia of undetermined significance; gene expression classifier; indeterminate thyroid cytology; molecular marker; suspicious for follicular neoplasm

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2018

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