Accuracy of fine-needle biopsy of the thyroid gland and its relationship to clinical and radiologic factors

@article{Carrillo1999AccuracyOF,
  title={Accuracy of fine-needle biopsy of the thyroid gland and its relationship to clinical and radiologic factors},
  author={Jos{\'e} Fernando Salvador Carrillo and Mauricio Fr{\'i}as-Mendivil and Francisco Javier Ochoa-Carrillo and M. G. Lugo Ibarra and Jos{\'e} Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={1999},
  volume={256},
  pages={476-477}
}
Sirs: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of thyroid nodules is an operator-interpreter-dependent procedure whose diagnostic accuracy has deficiencies, especially concerning indeterminate and negative results. There are reports in the literature of up to 15% of definitive carcinoma diagnosis in the first category of cytologic results, with an 11% false… CONTINUE READING