the Bethesda System


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the Bethesda System

Cytology A system for reporting results from pap smears, which provides a uniform format for cervical and vaginal cytologic specimens, classifying noninvasive lesions and standardizes the lexicon for cervical/vaginal cytology reports, providing clinically relevant information. See Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, High-grade squamous epithelial lesion, HPV, Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. Cf Papanicolaou system.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I do not deny that the Bethesda System's risk of malignancy is an accurate method for assessing the risk of finding histologically defined cancers; however, malignancy is a scary word.
McHenry, "Yield of repeat fine-needle aspiration biopsy and rate of malignancy in patients with atypia or follicular lesion of undetermined significance: the impact of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology," Surgery, vol.
There was no statistical significance between the infectious agent and the macroscopic image and diagnosis in the Bethesda system.
The distribution of cytological diagnoses of the biopsyproven cases of PTC, according to the six categories of the Bethesda system of reporting thyroid cytopathology was done as follows: 6 cases were (8%) nondiagnostic, 3 (4%) benign, 0 (0%) AUS/FLUS, 2 (2.7%) FN/SFN, 27 (36%) suspicious for malignancy (SM), and 37 cases were (49.3%) malignant.
Reproducibility of 'The Bethesda System for reporting Thyroid Cytopathology': A MultiCenter Study with Review of the Literature.
The accuracy of the cervical cytology reports according to The Bethesda system 2001 was evaluated by the histopathological diagnosis which is the gold standard one.
In 2001, the Bethesda system (TBS) encompassed HPV infection known as koilocytotic atypia and mild dysplasia/cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1 as low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) (8)
The authors cover basic cytology principles, basic anatomy and cytology of the female genital tract, the Bethesda system, liquid- based preparations, physiological cytology, reactive changes and organisms, human papillomavirus in cervical carcinogenesis, atypical squamous cells, low grade and high grade squamous intra-epithelial lesions, invasive squamous carcinoma, endocervical lesions, endometrial lesions, metastic tumors, therapy-related changes, artifacts, contaminants and incidental findings.
The material obtained is graded according to the Bethesda System like a cervical sample.
In 1988, the Bethesda System was developed to help make Pap test interpretation more descriptive.
Originally developed in 1988 as a uniform system of terminology to provide clear guidelines for clinical management, the Bethesda System was last revised in 1991.

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