Effects of nodule characteristics on sampling number and duration of thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy: size does not matter, but cystic degeneration ratio does


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

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.58, no.3, pp.286-291, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0284185116649797
  • Title of Journal : ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.286-291
  • Keywords: Thyroid nodule, fine needle aspiration biopsy, number of aspirations, cystic degeneration ratio, nodule size, specimen adequacy, SPECIMEN ADEQUACY, BETHESDA SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT, DIAGNOSIS, INCIDENTALOMAS, CYTOPATHOLOGY, CYTOLOGY, DISEASE, TIME

Abstract

Background: Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of thyroid nodules, though the most accurate method to rule out malignancy, still has an inherent risk of yielding non-diagnostic specimens despite immediate assessment of specimen adequacy by an on-site cytopathologist.