The Bethesda System thyroid diagnostic categories in the African-American population in conjunction with surgical pathology follow-up.
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CytoJournal, ISSN: 1742-6413, Vol: 9, Issue: 1, Page: 7
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- Medicine; African-American; FNA; thyroid; FINE-NEEDLE-ASPIRATION; UNDETERMINED SIGNIFICANCE; SCIENCE CONFERENCE; CANCER; CYTOPATHOLOGY; MALIGNANCY; LESIONS; STATE; Pathology
It has been reported that African-Americans (AA) have a higher prevalence of overall malignancy compared to Caucasians, in the United States, yet the incidence of thyroid malignancy is half. The aim of this study is to assess the rate of malignant versus benign thyroid disease in AA from an urban-based hospital with an academic setting. Our study analyzed the AA population with respect to fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid lesions, in correlation with final surgical pathology. This is the first study of its kind to our knowledge.