Risk factors for malignancy of thyroid nodules initially identified as follicular neoplasia by fine-needle aspiration: results of a prospective study of one hundred twenty patients.

@article{Raber2000RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for malignancy of thyroid nodules initially identified as follicular neoplasia by fine-needle aspiration: results of a prospective study of one hundred twenty patients.},
  author={Wolfgang Raber and Klaus Kaserer and Bruno Niederle and Heinrich Vierhapper},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={709-12}
}
Indeterminate or suspicious findings on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of nodular thyroid disease (i.e., findings that neither give immediate indication for surgery nor lead to clear-cut conservative management) have been the key diagnostic problem in thyroid cytology for which the inability to differentiate cytologically benign from malignant follicular growth has been one reason. The aim of this cohort study of 120 consecutive (103 females, 17 males) patients with palpable nodular thyroid… CONTINUE READING

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