Thyroglobulin measurements in washout of fine needle aspirates in cervical lymph nodes for detection of papillary thyroid cancer metastases.

@article{Zanella2010ThyroglobulinMI,
  title={Thyroglobulin measurements in washout of fine needle aspirates in cervical lymph nodes for detection of papillary thyroid cancer metastases.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Borsatto Zanella and Erika Laurini de Souza Meyer and Let{\'i}cia Balzan and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Tamanini da Silva and Jo{\'i}za Lins Camargo and Alceu Migliavacca and Jos{\'e} Ricardo Guimar{\~a}es and Ana L. L. M. Maia},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={550-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the measurement of thyroglobulin in washout needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB-Tg) to detect papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) metastases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-three patients (51.4 ± 14.6 years) with PTC diagnosis and evidence of enlarged cervical lymph nodes (LN) were included. An ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of suspicious LN was performed, for both cytological examination and measurement of FNAB-Tg. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING