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

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.

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