Successful sonography-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of a 1-millimeter-diameter papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.

@article{Kim2010SuccessfulSF,
  title={Successful sonography-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of a 1-millimeter-diameter papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.},
  author={Dong Wook Kim and S. H. Kim and Soo Jin Jung},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={1082-4}
}
A PTMC is defined as a thyroid papillary cancer that measures < or =10 mm in the greatest diameter. The detection rate for a PTMC has increased because of the worldwide use of high-resolution sonography and US-FNAB. We report a case of a 1-mm-diameter PTMC confirmed at thyroidectomy for which the cytologic diagnosis had an important role in deciding the extent of surgery (ie, either a total thyroidectomy or a hemithyroidectomy).