How to Perform and Process a Thyroid FNA

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Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 8)

Abstract

Thyroid fine needle aspirations (FNAs) are among the most challenging FNAs to perform because of the anatomic location and the vascularity of the thyroid gland. However, this challenge must be mastered because accurate diagnosis is dependent on a high-quality, well-prepared specimen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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