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Cancer Cytopathol ; 130(9): 735-739, 2022 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1813485


BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies (USFNAs) are increasingly performed by pathologists. This study was designed to assess the diagnostic yield and characterization of thyroid nodules biopsied at a teaching hospital setting in which both attending physicians and trainees are involved in the performance of USFNAs. METHODS: A retrospective study of pathologist-performed USFNAs of thyroid cases was performed over a period of 9 years at a tertiary medical center. Data collected included patient characteristics and The Bethesda System diagnostic categories. RESULTS: Over the study period, 1531 USFNAs of thyroid nodules were performed in the pathology-based clinic, with 1209 lesions in females and 322 in males. Ninety-three percent of samples were sufficient for diagnosis (n = 1420). The majority of nodules biopsied were benign (65.4%, n = 1002). Overall, 3.1% of nodules biopsied were diagnostic of malignancy (n = 47). The number of USFNAs over the years showed a rapid increase initially, with a coronavirus disease 2019-related decrease in 2020. CONCLUSIONS: The authors report their experience with thyroid USFNA over nearly a decade. The most common diagnosis was benign and the second most common was Bethesda category III. Lesions that were diagnostic of malignancy were relatively uncommon. Over the study period, the results showed that at a large tertiary care center in which USFNAs were performed by trainees as well as attending physicians, the diagnostic yield was good with a majority of thyroid nodules biopsied associated with a definitive diagnosis.

COVID-19 , Thyroid Neoplasms , Thyroid Nodule , Biopsy, Fine-Needle/methods , Female , Humans , Male , Pathologists , Retrospective Studies , Thyroid Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Thyroid Neoplasms/pathology , Thyroid Nodule/diagnostic imaging , Thyroid Nodule/pathology , Ultrasonography, Interventional/methods
J Endocrinol Invest ; 44(5): 1065-1073, 2021 May.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-739704


OBJECTIVE: We compared demographic and clinic-pathological variables related to the number of surgeries for thyroid conditions or for cancer, morbidity, and fine needle aspiration (FNA) practices among Covid19 pandemic phases I, II, III and the same seasonal periods in 2019. METHODS: The prospective database of the Division of Thyroid Surgery, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China was used for this study. Covid19 emergency levels were stratified according to the World Health Organization: phase I (January 25-February 25, 2020), phase II (February 26-March 19), phase III (March 20-April 20). RESULTS: There were fewer outpatient FNAs and surgeries in 2020 than in 2019. There were no thyroid surgeries during phase I. There were also fewer surgeries for cancer with a significant reduction of advanced stage cancer treatments, mainly stage T1b N1a in phase II and T3bN1b in phase III. Operative times and postoperative stays were significantly shorter during the pandemic compared to our institutional baseline. In phase III, vocal cord paralysis (VCP) increased to 4.3% of our baseline numbers (P = 0.001). There were no cases of Covid19-related complications during the perioperative period. No patients required re-admission to the hospital. CONCLUSION: The Covid19 outbreak reduced thyroid surgery patient volumes. The decrease of Covid19 emergency plans contributed to unexpected outcomes (reduction of early stage cancer treatment, decreased operative times and hospital stays, increased VCP rate).

COVID-19 , Pandemics , Thyroid Diseases/surgery , Thyroid Gland/surgery , Adult , Aged , Biopsy, Fine-Needle/statistics & numerical data , China , Female , Humans , Iran , Italy , Length of Stay , Male , Middle Aged , Neoplasm Staging , Operative Time , Postoperative Complications/epidemiology , Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injuries/epidemiology , Republic of Korea , Thyroid Diseases/pathology , Thyroid Gland/pathology , Thyroid Neoplasms/pathology , Thyroid Neoplasms/surgery , Thyroidectomy/adverse effects , Vocal Cord Paralysis/epidemiology , Vocal Cord Paralysis/etiology