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Tafoya RF, Martínez de LN, Sierra GC
Sensibility and specificity of needle biopsy in thyroid gland
Rev Fac Med UNAM 2006; 49 (5)

Language: Español
References: 16
Page: 186-189
PDF: 117.31 Kb.

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Objectives: To establish the sensibility and specificity of needle biopsy on benign and wicked lesions of the thyroid gland and causes of positive and negative false readings. Material and methods: Files of cytopathology of all palpable thyroid nodule from January of 2003 to December of 2004. Result: A sensibility of 100% and specificity of 98%, PPV 92%, was obtained with a diagnostic accuracy of 99%. This implies that the number of false positive and negative, is very low and that on the whole, the results are reliable and can be used in the taking of decisions. Lesions are more frequent in women, both benign and malignant.

Key words: (BAAD) fine needle aspiration biopsy, thyroid gland.


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