The international surgical journal with global reach

Randomized prospective evaluation of frozen-section analysis for follicular neoplasms of the thyroid. Ann Surg 2001; 233: 716-22.

Published: 1st January 2001

Authors: Udelsman R, Westra WH, Donovan PI, Sohn TA, Cameron JL.


Sixty-one operations were included. Frozen section analysis made the definitive diagnosis of malignancy in 1/29 patients; six others were later found to have a carcinoma. Three of 31 patients in the control group had cancer on definitive histology. There were no clinical differences in the outcomes

Pubmed Link