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Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules

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Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) remains crucial in the evaluation of thyroid nodules with suspicious clinical findings or ultrasound (US) features suggestive of malignancy. The use of US-guidance for FNAB allows real-time visualization of the needle, but is also highly operator-dependent. Physicians from many specialties (endocrinologists, otolaryngologists/endocrine surgeons, nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, and pathologists) are involved in the diagnostic workup of thyroid nodules and a standardized and meticulous technique for US-FNAB is essential for lowering the yield of nondiagnostic specimens and false-negative results. This video, therefore, demonstrates a well-proved technique and technical tips to increase the diagnostic results from US-FNAB.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHead and Neck
Volume43
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)1009-1013
Number of pages5
ISSN1043-3074
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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  • head and neck ultrasound, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, ultrasound&#8208, guided fine&#8208, needle aspiration biopsy, video, ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy

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