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Table 3 Classification of the 40 thyroid nodules

From: A practical trial to use Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) in differentiation between benign and malignant thyroid nodules

40 Thyroid nodules
Benign (no. = 31) Malignant (no. = 9)
5 confirmed by thyroid scintigraphy:
 2 autonomous functioning nodules
 3 toxic multinodular goiters
4 confirmed by cytology:
 3 papillary carcinoma
 1 atypical malignant cell
22 confirmed by cytology:
 8 colloid cysts/goiters
 5 colloid cysts with hemorrhage
 2 hemorrhagic cysts
 7 benign nodular hyperplasia
3 confirmed by cytology followed by surgical histopathology:
 2 papillary carcinoma
 1 follicular variant of papillary carcinoma
3 confirmed by cytology followed by surgical histopathology:
 2 benign multinodular goiter
 1 follicular adenoma
2 confirmed by surgical histopathology:
 1 micropapillary carcinoma
 1 follicular carcinoma
1 confirmed by surgical histopathology:
 Nodular Hashimoto’s thyroiditis