Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy (US-FNAB)

  • Milan Halenka
  • Zdeněk Fryšák


Ultrasound-guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy is the gold standard in the management of thyroid nodules. Nodule suspicious of malignancy is solid, hypoechoic, with punctuate calcifications. Accuracy of cytologic diagnosis approaches 95%. The Bethesda System assesses the risk of malignancy and selects patients for surgical excision. Basic equipment and description of biopsy are presented. To see: 3 pictures.


Nodular goiter Ultrasound Fine-needle aspiration biopsy The Bethesda Cytologic Classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milan Halenka
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Fryšák
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine III – Nephrology, Rheumatology and EndocrinologyFaculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University Olomouc and University Hospital OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic

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