Prevalence of Malignancy in Thyroid Nodules with an Initial Nondiagnostic Result after Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 02/24/2012
Hryhorczuk AL et al. – When rigorous, ultrasound–guided, fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules is performed, a nondiagnostic histopathologic result should not be interpreted as suspicious for thyroid cancer. Given the low rate of malignancy in this population (2%), the authors suggest that clinical and imaging follow–up of these nodules, opposed to repeat sampling, is warranted.