Aspiration biopsy cytology in diagnosis of thyroid cancer

  title={Aspiration biopsy cytology in diagnosis of thyroid cancer},
  author={Torsten L{\"o}whagen and J M Willems and G{\"o}ran Lundell and Rolf Sundblad and P. O. Granberg},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC) is a diagnostic method that has been used extensively in Sweden for a quarter of a century. The technical steps involved in this biopsy procedure are described, and the differences from large needle biopsy techniques are pointed out. An overview is given of the different pathologic conditions that present as thyroid nodules and are recognizable by ABC. The accuracy of the method as a preoperative diagnostic tool has been shown to be superior to other clinical… CONTINUE READING
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