When a patient presents a thyroid nodule, the primary concern is whether it is benign or malignant.Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has become the primary diagnostic tool in the initial evaluation of thyroid nodules. We evaluated 179 patients with “indeterminate2 FNA, according to SIAPEC classification, undergoing surgery. In 48 patients (26.8%) histological examination confirmed thyroid cancer. By our opinion, surgery is necessary in TIR3 cases because we have no other parameters to select malignant from benign nodule and in this we are comforted by the lack of long-term complications in our patients.

How many patients with TIR3 FNA really have a thyroid neoplasm?

Pezzolla A.;Lattarulo S.;Madaro A.;Lacalendola E.;Marzaioli R.
2017

Abstract

When a patient presents a thyroid nodule, the primary concern is whether it is benign or malignant.Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has become the primary diagnostic tool in the initial evaluation of thyroid nodules. We evaluated 179 patients with “indeterminate2 FNA, according to SIAPEC classification, undergoing surgery. In 48 patients (26.8%) histological examination confirmed thyroid cancer. By our opinion, surgery is necessary in TIR3 cases because we have no other parameters to select malignant from benign nodule and in this we are comforted by the lack of long-term complications in our patients.
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