This themed issue addresses some of the important differences seen when Western systems for thyroid pathology and cytology are implemented in Asian practice. Some of these are entirely understandable, and are to be expected, whereas others would be regarded as scientifically unacceptable and not appropriate in patient-centered care.
Standardisation of thyroid cytology terminology and practice: are modifications necessary?—a narrative review
BRAFV600E mutation combined with American College of Radiology thyroid imaging report and data system significantly changes surgical resection rate and risk of malignancy in thyroid cytopathology practice
Active surveillance for low-risk small papillary thyroid cancer in North American countries: past, present and future (bridging the gap between North American and Asian practices)
Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) for fine needle aspiration of thyroid: benefits, challenges and innovative solutions
The effect of implementing pre-surgical ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy on thyroid surgery, a 6-year interrupted time series analysis in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University
Precursor and borderline lesions of the thyroid (indolent lesions of epithelial origin): from theory to practice
The diversities in thyroid cytopathology practices among Asian countries using the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology
Atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance: Asian vs. non-Asian practice, and the Singapore experience
Clinical management of thyroid aspirates diagnosed as atypia of undetermined significance in the Philippines
Indian experience of AUS/FLUS diagnosis: is it different from rest of Asia and the West?—A systematic review and meta-analysis
Genetic differences in follicular thyroid carcinoma between Asian and Western countries: a systematic review
Late-onset distant metastases confer poor prognosis in patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer
An affordable immunohistochemical approach to estimate the prevalence of BRAFV600E in large cohort studies—establishing the baseline rate of BRAF mutation in an institutional series of papillary thyroid carcinoma from Thailand
The series “Asian and Western Practice in Thyroid Pathology: Similarities and Differences” was commissioned by the editorial office, Gland Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Dr. Kennichi Kakudo is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.