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, cilt.58, sa.3, ss.286-291, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0284185116649797
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.286-291


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.