Combined ultrasound and needle aspiration cytology in the assessment and management of hypofunctioning thyroid nodule.


We evaluated the efficacy of combining B-scan bistable and gray-scale ultrasound with needle aspiration cytology in assessing and managing solitary hypofunctioning solid and cystic nodules. Of the 150 cases surveyed, 90 had surgical follow-up histology for comparison to preoperative aspiration cytology results. Overall neoplasm rate in these 90 cases was 66… (More)


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