ZUBAIR W. BALOCH, M.D., Ph.D. and VIRGINIA A. LIVOLSI, M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This course will focus on patterns of presentation of several types of thyroid lesions in both cytologic and histologic preparations. Patterns to be discussed and demonstrated include: papillary, follicular, Hurthle cell/oncocytic, lymphoid and spindle/small cell. The spectrum of benign and malignant lesions in these pattern categories will be discussed including diagnostic clues, differential diagnosis and the role of special studies. A limited number of loan sets of glass slides, illustrating these five patterns will be available for advance mailing. All registrants will receive a set of transparencies after the meeting. A syllabus will be distributed at the course.