Fine-Needle Aspiration for Thyroid Nodules

Chapter
Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Abstract

Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is a critical component of thyroid nodule evaluation. This minimally invasive test was initially performed with palpation guidance; however, today the vast majority of these procedures are performed with ultrasound guidance. This chapter will review ultrasound-guided thyroid nodule FNA including the recommended preprocedural planning and procedure setup. Different techniques for obtaining samples will also be described. Although uncommon, the potential complications will be discussed.

Keywords

Thyroid Nodule FNA Ultrasound guidance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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