Thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy: do nodule volume and cystic degeneration ratio affect specimen adequacy and cytological diagnosis time?

Cengic I., Tureli D., Ozden F., BUĞDAYCI O., Aydin H., Aribal E.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.56, no.10, pp.1203-1208, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0284185114554825
  • Title of Journal : ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1203-1208
  • Keywords: Thyroid nodule, fine needle aspiration biopsy, specimen adequacy, cystic degeneration ratio, nodule size, MANAGEMENT, INCIDENTALOMAS, DISEASE


Background A fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of thyroid nodules - the least invasive and most accurate method used to investigate malignant lesions - may yield non-diagnostic specimens even under ultrasonographic guidance.