THYROID NODULES WITH 2 PRIOR INADEQUATE FINE-NEEDEL ASPIRATION RESULTS: EFFECT OF INCREASING THE DIAMETER OF THE NEEDLE


Ucler R., Kaya C., Cuhaci N., TAM A. A. , Usluogullari C. A. , Balkan F., ...More

ENDOCRINE PRACTICE, vol.21, no.6, pp.595-603, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4158/ep14482.or
  • Title of Journal : ENDOCRINE PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.595-603

Abstract

Objective: The major limitation of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) procedures of thyroid nodules are the cytologically nondiagnostic results. The role of increasing the diameter of the needle in the third FNAB (FNAB#3) due to inadequate cytology has as yet not been investigated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether increasing the needle diameter could improve the cytologic sampling of thyroid nodules following 2 previous nondiagnostic US-FNAB results.