Diagnosis of occult thyroid carcinoma by thyroid ultrasonography with fine needle aspiration cytology.

@article{Lin1997DiagnosisOO,
  title={Diagnosis of occult thyroid carcinoma by thyroid ultrasonography with fine needle aspiration cytology.},
  author={Jen-Der Lin and Ben-qiang Huang and T. C. Chao and Chuen Hsueh},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1751-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in preoperative diagnosis of patients with occult thyroid carcinoma (OTC). STUDY DESIGN Data on 768 thyroid carcinoma patients receiving primary treatment at Chang Gung Medical Center were retrospectively reviewed. Of these patients, 97 had OTC. To detect small thyroid nodules early and define the characteristics of clinically palpable nodules, thyroid ultrasonography with FNAC were performed on 67… CONTINUE READING

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In the 67 patients receiving ultrasonography with FNAC , 23 were preoperatively diagnosed as having papillary thyroid carcinoma and 1 as having follicular carcinoma .
In the 67 patients receiving ultrasonography with FNAC , 23 were preoperatively diagnosed as having papillary thyroid carcinoma and 1 as having follicular carcinoma .
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