• The role of fine-needle aspiration cytology of thyroid nodules is analyzed in 116 cases. Forty-six percent of the patients with "cold" solid nodules were operated on with a 1% known false-negative and a 5% false-positive result. Ninetyfour percent of the aspirations provided adequate cytologic material for evaluation. A new approach to the assessment and management of the thyroid nodule with fine-needle aspiration is proposed as the initial step in the evaluation.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:225-228)
Hamaker RC, Singer MI, DeRossi RV, Shockley WW. Role of Needle Biopsy in Thyroid Nodules. Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(4):225–228. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800180023002
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