Ultrasound-guided percutaneous thyroid nodule core biopsy: clinical utility in patients with prior nondiagnostic fine-needle aspirate.

@article{Samir2012UltrasoundguidedPT,
  title={Ultrasound-guided percutaneous thyroid nodule core biopsy: clinical utility in patients with prior nondiagnostic fine-needle aspirate.},
  author={Anthony E. Samir and Abhinav Vij and Melanie K Seale and Gaurav Desai and Elkan Halpern and William C. Faquin and Sareh Parangi and Peter F. Hahn and Gilbert H. Daniels},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={461-7}
}
BACKGROUND Five percent to 20% of thyroid nodule fine-needle aspiration (FNA) samples are nondiagnostic. The objective of this study was to determine whether a combination of FNA and core biopsy (CFNACB) would yield a higher proportion of diagnostic readings compared with FNA alone in patients with a history of one or more prior nondiagnostic FNA readings. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 90 core biopsies (CBs) performed in 82 subjects (55 women and 27 men) between 2006 and 2008… CONTINUE READING
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