Evaluation of fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules.

@article{Holleman1995EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules.},
  author={Frits Holleman and Joost B. L. Hoekstra and H J M Ruitenberg},
  journal={Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology},
  year={1995},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={168-75}
}
FNA cytology of 112 patients with thyroid nodules seen in a 5-year period in a general hospital setting, and the histology obtained from the 53 operated patients, were retrospectively analysed. The inadequacy rate of FNA cytology was 11%, sensitivity was 84% (16/19), specificity was 52% (15/29), positive predictive value was 53% (16/30) and negative… CONTINUE READING