Role of Surgeon-Performed Ultrasound in Predicting Malignancy in Patients with Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules

@article{Mndez2008RoleOS,
  title={Role of Surgeon-Performed Ultrasound in Predicting Malignancy in Patients with Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules},
  author={William M{\'e}ndez and PhD Steven E. Rodgers and John I. Lew and BS RaquelMontano and FACS Carmen C. Sol{\'o}rzano},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={2487-2492}
}
Certain ultrasound features can predict malignancy in patients with thyroid nodules. The purpose of this study was to determine the value of surgeon-performed ultrasound (SUS) in predicting thyroid malignancy in patients with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology. 477 consecutive patients with dominant thyroid nodules were referred to our institution from 2002 to 2007. Of these, 180/477(38%) were judged to have indeterminate cytology: follicular neoplasm (FN, n = 108), Hürthle… CONTINUE READING