Popa, Iasi, Romania. Introduction: Thyroid nodules are commonly encountered in clinical practice, the main diagnostic problem being the benign or malignant nature of the nodules.
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy FNAB is a standard ultrasound diagnostics test for evaluating thyroid nodules. Study group included patients referred to Endocrinology Department for assessment of thyroid nodular disease who underent FNAB by palpation from to and under echoguidance in In order to avoid differences due to nodules size we have selected only palpable nodules in both groups.
Thyroid examinations, ultrasound imaging, and aspiration biopsies were performed by the same endocrinologist.
Histopathologic and cytologic diagnoses were compared for patients who were operated.
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Results: Study sample consisted of patients. Excepting for moderate local pain in some cases, no adverse effects were noticed. Cytologic diagnostic accuracy rate was With use of ultrasound guidance, sensitivity Conclusions: FNAB is an essential diagnostic tool in the management of thyroid nodules.
Therefore, practice guidelines should universally recommend Ultrasound diagnostics in the management of thyroid nodules, permitting an accurate preoperatory diagnostic and avoiding numerous unnecessary surgical interventions.