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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC970202

Correlation of thyroid histopathology with fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules: Ospital ng Makati experience.

Reyvenida P. Cano ,
Rosa Allyn G. Sy

Fine needle aspiration biopsy is a quick, safe and inexpensive method for obtaining material for pathological diagnosis. It is most useful in the diagnosis of a malignant tumor. In experienced hands it is highly accurate, and many of the pitfalls in cytological interpretation can be avoided with increased practice One hundred twelve (112) patients with nodular goiters underwent fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in September, 1994 to September 1995 as part of a routine and often as the first diagnostic tool. Subsequently, 30 (26.7%) underwent surgery. The cytologic findings were correlated with the final histologic diagnosis for these cases. Twenty six of the 26 patients with a cytologic diagnosis of adenomatous goiter had follicular adenoma on histopatholoy. Of the 2 patients with a cytologic daignosis of no malignant cells seen and one patient with acellular smear cytologically who underwent surgery, 3 of them actually had follicular adenoma. The overall accuracy of FNAB was 86.66%. The data obtained supports the efficacy of FNAB in the evaluation of thyroid nodular diseases Fine needle aspiration biopsy is a safe, simple, reliable, and cost-effective means of detecting benign nodules. It facilitates selection of patients who need to undergo surgical excision.

Publication Type
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Journal Article, Original
Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine
Publication Date
September-October 1996
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