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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
Subject: Neoplasias da glândula tireóide
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/hed.24603
Date Issue: 2017
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