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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1990 Mar 10;134(10):486-90.

[Fine-needle biopsy of cold thyroid nodules].

[Article in Dutch]

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Sint-Radboudziekenhuis, Nijmegen, afd. Endocriene ziekten.

Abstract

In retrospect we analysed 175 fine needle aspiration biopsies, performed on 154 patients with a palpable, solitary, 'cold', thyroid nodule. In contrast to conventional diagnostic methods such as ultrasound and scintigraphy fine needle aspiration is a highly specific method for the detection of thyroid cancer. We found a significant difference in the frequency of thyroid carcinoma between patients operated because of cytological diagnosis and patients operated because of clinical suspicion of cancer, 44% and 20% respectively. We conclude that fine needle aspiration is a major step forward in the evaluation of solitary thyroid nodules.

PMID:
2179738
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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