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Tayyab S. Khan, Esha Sharma, Baldev Singh, Bikram Jammu, Amarinder Chadha, Divya Markanday, Yan Yan Wu, and Harpreet S. Bajaj

Introduction Ultrasound-guided thyroid fine needle aspiration and biopsy (FNAB) has become the test of choice for evaluation of thyroid nodules. It combines ease of access and a high sensitivity and specificity to offer reliable results to aid

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Ralf Paschke, Silvia Cantara, Anna Crescenzi, Barbara Jarzab, Thomas J. Musholt, and Manuel Sobrinho Simoes

Introduction/Background Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has high sensitivity and specificity in distinguishing benign from malignant thyroid lesions [ 1 ]. However, in 2–16% of cases cytology is not diagnostic [ 2 ], i.e., the material is

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Francesco Quaglino, Valentina Marchese, Enrico Mazza, Cristina Gottero, Riccardo Lemini, and Stefano Taraglio

therapeutic resources [ 5 , 6 ]. Thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology has proven to be the most accurate, safe, efficient, and cost-effective screening and diagnostic tool for the preoperative distinction of benign from malignant nodules [ 3 , 4 ]. It

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Tamas Solymosi, Laszlo Hegedüs, Steen Joop Bonnema, Andrea Frasoldati, Laszlo Jambor, Gabor Laszlo Kovacs, Enrico Papini, Karoly Rucz, Gilles Russ, Zsolt Karanyi, and Endre V. Nagy

Introduction For more than three decades, the cornerstones in the clinical management of patients with thyroid nodules have been ultrasound (US) and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology [ 1 - 5 ]. Robust evidence demonstrates that the risk of

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Taha Yusuf Kuzan and Ceren Canbey Goret

thyroid nodules are benign, and 5–15% of them are thyroid malignancies. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is a reliable, minimally invasive diagnostic method with high sensitivity and specificity in the evaluation of thyroid nodules [ 2 , 4 - 7

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Marta Amaro da Silveira Duval, André Borsatto Zanella, Ana Patrícia Cristo, Carlo Sasso Faccin, Marcia Silva Graudenz, and Ana Luiza Maia

hilum, rounded shape, hyperechoic punctuations, cystic formation, peripheral vascularization, and microcalcifications [ 8 ]. Suspicious LNs are confirmed through fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology guided by ultrasound (US). Nevertheless, inadequate

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Dong Gyu Na, Hye Sook Min, Hunkyung Lee, Jae-Kyung Won, Hyo Bin Seo, and Ji-Hoon Kim

Introduction The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (BSRTC) recommends repeat fine-needle aspiration (RFNA) for thyroid nodules initially diagnosed as atypia/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS) [ 1 , 2

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Pedro Weslley Souza Rosario

Dear Editor, Recently, Russ et al. [ 1 ] endorsed active surveillance for low-risk papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid (PMT). It is also reasonable to imagine that, if immediate treatment is not necessary, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of

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Maria Rossing, Birte Nygaard, Finn Cilius Nielsen, and Finn Noe Bennedbæk

aspiration of thyroid. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001;125:484–488. 11260620 4 Boyd LA, Earnhardt RC, Dunn JT, Frierson HF, Hanks JB: Preoperative evaluation and predictive value of fine-needle aspiration and frozen section of thyroid nodules. J Am Coll Surg

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Eun Kyung Jang, Dong Eun Song, Gyungyub Gong, Jung Hwan Baek, Yun Mi Choi, Min Ji Jeon, Ji Min Han, Won Gu Kim, Tae Yong Kim, Young Kee Shong, and Won Bae Kim

Introduction Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a rapid, cost-effective, and safe test, which is widely used for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules [ 1 ]. The positive predictive value of a malignant FNA cytology (FNAC) result is 97-99% according