is suficient for diagnosis when the samples are evaluated by an experienced cytologist.
reported a benign cytology and cystic content, neck exploration was performed under general anesthesia with a preliminary diagnosis of BCC and the cystic mass medial to the SCM was excised (Figure 2, 3).
In their study it was concluded that positive FNAB
findings, suspicious imaging, a >7 mm diameter of tumor, and serum TSH levels of [greater than or equal to]2.5 mIU/L are independent predictors for central LNM in PTMC.
The microbiological culture positivity rate was higher in surgical specimens compared to FNAB
The TI-RADS calculation (thyroid image reporting data system) classified the nodule in TR4 (4 points) which indicated a FNAB
, but the patient refused this minimal invasive procedure.
of the mass is not diagnostic and for that reason surgical biopsy of the mass is mandatory (2,6).
(2001) recorded the sensitivity and specificity of FNAB
of lymph nodes for metastasis as 100 and 96 percent, our study gave a lesser sensitivity.
The diagnostic value of FNAB
is low for benign lesions, lymphomas, and hematological malignancies.
If performed by an experienced team, the fine needle aspirative biopsy (FNAB
) suggests the diagnosis of Riedel's thyroiditis.
The imaging technologies, such as positron emission tomography (PET), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic ultrasonography, and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB
), have high cost and technical difficulty resulting in poor diagnosis .
Eisele, "Pleomorphic adenoma of the major salivary glands: diagnostic utility of FNAB
and MRI," Laryngoscope, vol.
Metastasis in abnormal-appearing lymph nodes on US can be subsequently confirmed with a fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB