Does sedation offer better outcomes than local anaesthesia for thyroid FNA in adult patients?

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To examine the potential benefits of sedation in adults undergoing fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules. METHODS This retrospective study compared the outcomes of sedated and non-sedated FNA patients. RESULTS A total of 860 patients underwent 1698 FNAs of thyroid nodules. The mean patient age was 52.4±14.4 years, and 80.2% of… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/cyt.12518

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