Sirio-Libanes Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil;
Centro de Lasers e Aplicações-IPEN/CNEN, São Paulo;
UNESP-Botucatu/Centro de Lasers e Aplicações-IPEN/CNEN, São Paulo
Objective: Thyroid nodules are a common disorder. Although fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is highly accurate in papillary thyroid tumor diagnosis, discrimination between benign and malignant follicular neoplasms is currently not possible. In this case, there is a lack of biological marker able to identify malignant transformation. The aim of this pilot study is to verify optical absorption differences on FNAB of thyroid carcinomas and goiters.
Parise O, Zezell DM, Albero FG, et al. S057 Absorption Spectroscopy Potentially Identifies Carcinoma on Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Thyroid Nodules. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):850–851. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.850-c
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