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C-1376 - Contrast-Enhanced ultrasonography improves technical sufficiency of fine needle aspiration on suspicious malignant thyroid nodules

Y. Fu, L. Cui, S. Tan; Beijing/CN Type: Scientific Exhibit
Area of Interests: Interventional non-vascular, Oncology, Thyroid / Parathyroids
Imaging Technique: Ultrasound
Procedures: Contrast agent-intravenous, Biopsy
Special Focus: Pathology
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Aims and objectives: A person with thyroid nodule is a common situation faced by clinicians. In primary care of this situation, thyroid nodules are detected in up to 50%  to 60% of healthy people[1], however, most nodules do not cause clinically significant symptoms, only 15% of patients with thyroid nodule have a [...]

Methods and materials: We retrospectively analyzed patients who underwent FNA at our institution between October 2015 and March 2011. All aspects of this retrospective study were approved by the institutional review board. Patients Study cases were 228 patients with 236 uncertain thyroid nodules detected on either convent[...]

Results: General features There is no significant difference in age, sex and nodule size between two groups (p>0.05). Table 1 showed the clinical presentations of the two groups. Table 1.Clinical Characteristics of 228 patients with suspicious malignant thyroid nodules Characteristics CEUS group US gr[...]

Conclusion: Guidelines for CEUS in the liver pointed out that CEUS prior to biopsy procedures can increase the diagnostic yield by 10 % and decrease the false negative rate especially in large tumors with areas of necrosis in cirrhotic and normal livers. CEUS can localize the site for biopsy more accurately by [...]

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References: Gharib H, Papini E, Garber JR, et al. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, AND ASSOCIAZIONE MEDICI ENDOCRINOLOGI MEDICAL GUIDELINES FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF THYROID NODULES--2016 UPDATE. Endocr Pract 2016;22:622-39. Ha[...]

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