The Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Thyroid Nodules Three Centimeters or Larger in Size

Ucler R., Usluogullari C. A. , Tam A. A. , Ozdemir D., Balkan F., Yalcin S., ...More

DIAGNOSTIC CYTOPATHOLOGY, vol.43, no.8, pp.622-628, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/dc.23289
  • Page Numbers: pp.622-628
  • Keywords: thyroid nodule, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, diagnostic accuracy, ultrasonography, histopathology, 4 CM, FOLLICULAR NEOPLASIA, SURGICAL-MANAGEMENT, BETHESDA SYSTEM, GREATER-THAN, MALIGNANCY, CYTOLOGY, CANCER, RISK, CARCINOMA


Background and Purpose: Whether under ultrasonography (US) guidance or not, fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) has some limitations, particularly in larger nodules. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) in thyroid nodules equal to or larger than 3 cm.