Follicular thyroid lesions, elements that affect both diagnosis and prognosis

Martha A. Zeiger, Alan P.B. Dackiw

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The precise diagnosis of follicular thyroid lesions is frequently debated because of the subjective nature of capsular invasion as well as both the histological and cytological characteristics. Furthermore, several different prognostic indices have been devised to examine prognosis associated with thyroid cancer. Herein, we describe how these confounding elements can affect the ability to accurately predict prognosis for patients with follicular thyroid lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005


  • Diagnosis
  • Follicular
  • Prognosis
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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