Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration of thyroid: A review of 6226 cases and correlation with surgical or clinical outcome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Thyroid Nodule

abstract

  • Fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid gland is highly accurate and has a low rate of false-negative and false-positive diagnoses. The major diagnostic problems are caused by diagnosis using a marginally adequate specimen, diagnosis of malignancy based on just 1 or 2 atypical cytologic features, or overlapping cytologic features of follicular neoplasm with those of follicular variant of papillary carcinoma.

publication date

  • April 23, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11260620

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 484

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 125

number

  • 4