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Type: Artigo
Title: Efficacy Of Ultrasound-guided Fine-needle Aspiration Performed By Surgeons Newly Trained In Thyroid Ultrasound
Author: Graciano
Agnaldo J.; Fischer
Carlos A.; Chone
Carlos T.; Bublitz
Giuliano S.; Sonagli
Marina; Rodrigues Filho
Cezar A.
Abstract: There are a growing number of thyroid ultrasound courses to train endocrinologists, pathologists, and surgeons to perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA). However, there are limited data to support the efficacy of ultrasound-guided FNA performed by nonradiologists. Methods. We compared the efficacy of ultrasound-guided FNA performed by surgeons newly trained in thyroid ultrasound with that of the same technique performed by 1 experienced radiologist. The ratio of nondiagnostic examinations was used to compare the 2 groups. Results. A total of 197 ultrasound-guided FNAs were performed on 172 women (95.53%) and 8 men (4.47%) over a 12-month period. The efficacy of ultrasound-guided FNA did not differ between groups. A nondiagnostic report was found in 23% and 25.7% of the examinations performed by the radiologist and surgeons, respectively. Conclusion. The efficacy of ultrasound-guided FNAs performed by our 2 surgeons was similar to that of our radiologist. (C) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 39: 439-442, 2017.
Subject: Thyroid
Thyroid Neoplasms
Image-guided Biopsy
Fine-needle Aspiration
Endocrine Surgical Procedures
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/hed.24603
Date Issue: 2017
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