Utility of fine-needle aspiration for diagnosis of carcinoma associated with multinodular goitre.

@article{Ros2004UtilityOF,
  title={Utility of fine-needle aspiration for diagnosis of carcinoma associated with multinodular goitre.},
  author={Antonio R{\'i}os and Jose Manuel Rodriguez and Pedro Jos{\'e} Galindo and Mariano Jaime Montoya and Francisco Javier T{\'e}bar and Joaquin Fernandez Sola and Manuel Canteras and Pascual Parrilla},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2004},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={732-7}
}
BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is a useful method for evaluating a solitary thyroid nodule; however, this is not an agreed method for a multinodular goitre (MNG). The aim of this study was to assess the utility of preoperative FNA for detecting malignancy in MNG. PATIENTS AND METHOD We analysed operated MNGs in which FNA had been performed. Puncture was carried out on the dominant nodule and any other nodules with features suggesting malignancy. The diagnosis was classed as colloid… CONTINUE READING

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