The reliability of thyroid nodule ultrasound features and size to predict malignancy in fine needle aspiration specimens: Practical utility for the evaluating pathologist.

@article{Samulski2015TheRO,
  title={The reliability of thyroid nodule ultrasound features and size to predict malignancy in fine needle aspiration specimens: Practical utility for the evaluating pathologist.},
  author={Teresa Danielle Samulski and Christopher M Shutty and Virginia A. Livolsi and Kathleen T Montone and Zubair W Baloch},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={471-7}
}
BACKGROUND The prognostic impact of ultrasound features of thyroid nodules is debated. We explore the correlation between nodule size, echogenicity on US, and malignancy. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of thyroid nodules undergoing ultrasound guided FNA (US-FNA) at our institution between 01/2008-05/2013. RESULTS In all, 2,403 nodules from 2,293 patients (age range 14-91, mean 54, median 56, M: F-1:3.2) underwent US-FNA. 766 nodules were resected, 337 were malignant (size range… CONTINUE READING
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