Fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid and correlation with histopathology in a contemporary series of 240 patients.

@article{Sclabas2003FineneedleAO,
  title={Fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid and correlation with histopathology in a contemporary series of 240 patients.},
  author={Guido M. Sclabas and Gregg Staerkel and Suzanne E Shapiro and Bruno D. Fornage and Steven I. Sherman and Rena Vassillopoulou-Sellin and Jeffrey E. Lee and Douglas B. Evans},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={186 6},
  pages={702-9; discussion 709-10}
}
BACKGROUND False-positive, false-negative, and indeterminate fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy results complicate the management of patients with thyroid nodules. METHODS Thyroid FNA results from 240 consecutive patients (seen 1991 to 2002) were categorized into four groups: positive for malignancy, negative for malignancy, indeterminate for malignancy, and nondiagnostic. Indeterminate results included follicular neoplasm, Hürthle cell neoplasm, and suspicious for papillary carcinoma. The… CONTINUE READING

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