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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/dc.23289
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • 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
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


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.