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ea0049ep1303 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2017

Frequency and prognostic factors of non-diagnostic cytology in ultrasound guided thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy: a 2-year single centre experience

Chambidis Vasileios , Siolos Athanasios , Efstathiadou Zoe , Sykja Albana , Georgiou Thomas , Chambidou Eleni , Panagiotou Athanasios , Adamidou Fotini , Kita Marina

Aim: Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (USg-FNAB) is the most accurate modality for distinguishing malignant or possibly malignant from benign thyroid nodules. However, a certain amount of specimens turn out to be non-diagnostic or inadequate. Several factors contribute to this outcome such as the examinerÂ’s experience, characteristics of the nodule and patientÂ’s compliance. Understanding these factors could contribute to reduction of non-diagnostic res...