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Int J Thyroidol. 2016 May;9(1):9-14. Korean.
Published online May 31, 2016.  https://doi.org/10.11106/ijt.2016.9.1.9
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Thyroid Nodules with Nondiagnostic FNA Results: Role of Core Needle Biopsy
Jung Hwan Baek
Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Correspondence: Jung Hwan Baek, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 86 Asanbyeongwon-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 05505, Korea. Tel: 82-2-3010-4348, Fax: 82-2-476-0090, Email: radbaek@naver.com
Received June 17, 2015; Revised April 04, 2016; Accepted April 19, 2016.

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Abstract

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) has been a standard technique for diagnosing thyroid cancer; however nondiagnostic FNA result is a major limitation of FNA. To overcome this limitation, core needle biopsy (CNB) has been applied to nodules with previous nondiagnostic FNA results. In this review article, we will review the role of CNB for thyroid nodules with previous nondiagnostic FNA results focusing on the efficacy and safety.

Keywords: Core needle biopsy; Fine needle aspiration; Thyroid nodule; Ultrasonography; Nondiagnostic result

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Fig. 1
US images in a 56-year-old woman with calcified thyroid nodules show core-needle biopsy technique. (A) Nodule size (dotted line) was measured and (B) the stylet (arrows) was fired first. The mass is located inside the specimen notch (notch in the stylet. and (C) cutting cannula (arrows) of the needle was sequentially fired (notch in the stylet). RMP: right mid-pole.
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