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Invited Commentary
September 2018

Revisiting the 2015 American Thyroid Association Guidelines With Respect to Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules in the Era of Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm With Papillary-like Nuclear Features

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(9):795-796. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1071

The incidence of thyroid cancer and subsequent thyroid surgery has increased significantly during the past decade in the United States. Mortality rates have remained unchanged, supporting the widely accepted hypothesis that this finding can, in part, be explained by increased detection of small, nonaggressive nodules, resulting in potential overdiagnosis and treatment.1

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