US-guided biopsy of neck masses in postoperative management of patients with thyroid cancer.

@article{Sutton1988USguidedBO,
  title={US-guided biopsy of neck masses in postoperative management of patients with thyroid cancer.},
  author={R T Sutton and Carl C. Reading and J. Charboneau and E. Meredith James and Clive S. Grant and Ian D. Hay},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={168 3},
  pages={769-72}
}
High-frequency (10-MHz) sonography demonstrated a cervical mass or lymphadenopathy, or both, during postoperative follow-up of 52 patients who had undergone surgery for thyroid cancer. Percutaneous biopsy with ultrasonographic (US) guidance was performed in all 52 masses, 44 of which were nonpalpable. Malignant cells were obtained in 29 biopsies, and the results of 20 biopsies were negative, yielding benign lymphocytes only. Results in three biopsies were nondiagnostic due to hypocellular… CONTINUE READING