3 71

Cited 21 times in

Ultrasonographic characteristics predictive of nondiagnostic results for fine-needle aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodules

Authors
 Hee Jung Moon ; Jin Young Kwak ; Min Jung Kim ; Eun-Kyung Kim 
Citation
 Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol.37(4) : 549~555, 2011 
Journal Title
 Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 
ISSN
 0301-5629 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
The objective of this study was to identify clinical and ultrasonographic (US) characteristics predictive of nondiagnostic results. An experienced radiologist performed an US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNA) for 1493 thyroid nodules in 1419 patients. Cytological results were classified as nondiagnostic (<6 groups of cells containing more than 10 cells) or diagnostic. The clinical characteristics of patients and the US features of thyroid nodules were compared according to nondiagnostic or diagnostic results. Age and sex were not associated with nondiagnostic results. A cystic portion >50% and hypoechogenicity were independent factors for predicting nondiagnostic results in all nodules (odds ratios [OR] = 2.82 and 1.88, respectively). In 534 nodules with more than 50% of cystic portion, the size of more than 10 mm and in 813 solid nodules, the size of 5 mm or smaller increased the likelihood of nondiagnostic results (ORs = 3.61 and 1.88, respectively).
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/92754
DOI
10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2011.01.015
Appears in Collections:
1. 연구논문 > 1. College of Medicine > Dept. of Radiology
Yonsei Authors
사서에게 알리기
  feedback
Link
 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301562911000585
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML

qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse