Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration of thyroid.

  title={Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration of thyroid.},
  author={Mojghan Amrikachi and Ibrahim Ramzy and Sheldon Rubenfeld and Thomas M. Wheeler},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  volume={125 4},
CONTEXT Fine-needle aspiration has become an accepted and cost-effective procedure for rapid diagnosis of thyroid lesions. The routine use of fine-needle aspiration has reduced the rate of unnecessary surgery for thyroid nodules. OBJECTIVES To determine the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis and to discuss the possible pitfalls. Design, Setting, and Participants.-Reports of 6226 fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the thyroid performed during a period of 16 years (1982-1998… CONTINUE READING
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