Fine-needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid: ten years experience in a community teaching hospital.

@article{Wu2006FineneedleAC,
  title={Fine-needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid: ten years experience in a community teaching hospital.},
  author={Howard H Wu and Jennifer N Jones and Jailan Osman},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={93-6}
}
We present our experience of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of the thyroid in a community hospital setting and discuss the cancer probability of the indeterminate FNA results. There were 1,621 FNAs, 401 of which have follow-up thyroidectomies during a 10-yr period. The initial FNA diagnoses of these 401 cases were benign non-neoplastic (BNN) 159, malignant 34, atypical 33, suspicious 19, follicular neoplasm (FN) 88, follicular lesion (FL) 51, and inadequate 17. There were no false… CONTINUE READING
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