Agobiopsia ecoguidata della tiroide. Valutazione di 52 neoplasie tiroidee riscontrate in 1043 pazienti consecutivi.

Translated title of the contribution: Echo-guided needle biopsy of the thyroid. An assessment of 52 thyroid neoplasms found in 1042 consecutive patients

F. Falzoi, E. Santini, F. M. Solivetti, D. Bacaro, F. Nardi

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The authors report on a series of 1,043 fine-needle biopsies of the thyroid performed under US guidance; the patients had been selected for thyroid pathologic conditions. Fifty-two neoplasms were observed (46 papillary carcinomas, 1 medullary carcinoma, 2 follicular carcinomas, and 3 metastases), which had been detected by cytology and confirmed by histology or autopsy. The authors focus on 46 cases of papillary carcinoma: their US features were studied which, through a correlation of variables, allow a quick and "safe" recognition of the type of carcinoma (papillary carcinomas account for nearly 60% of thyroid neoplasms). Tumor echogenicity and outline, and the presence/absence of calcifications were evaluated: in most cases, papillary carcinomas presented as focal lesions (alone or associated with other goiter lesions), with irregular and blurred outline, no hypo/anechoic halo and, in about 1/3 of the cases, with calcifications and colliquative areas. In 17% of papillary neoplasms, metastases to loco-regional nodes were observable at US; in 3 cases the carcinoma did involve a loco-regional node but there were no US signs suggestive of it. The incidence of neoplasms on the total of fine-needle biopsies is 4.9%, while in a previous series of 3,038 fine-needle biopsies, without US guidance, on clinically detectable lesions, the figure was about 2%.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)782-787
Number of pages6
JournalRadiologia Medica
Volume82
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991

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Papillary Carcinoma
Needle Biopsy
Thyroid Neoplasms
Thyroid Gland
Fine Needle Biopsy
Carcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasms
Medullary Carcinoma
Goiter
Cell Biology
Autopsy
Histology
Incidence

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Agobiopsia ecoguidata della tiroide. Valutazione di 52 neoplasie tiroidee riscontrate in 1043 pazienti consecutivi. / Falzoi, F.; Santini, E.; Solivetti, F. M.; Bacaro, D.; Nardi, F.

In: Radiologia Medica, Vol. 82, No. 6, 12.1991, p. 782-787.

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