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Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules

Pearls and Potential

Jiang, Xiaoyin “Sara” MD; Foo, Wen-Chi MD

doi: 10.1097/PCR.0000000000000252

Thyroid nodules are a commonplace clinical problem. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy is often the first step in the diagnosis and management of these nodules. We provide a review of technical considerations, performance, and techniques for thyroid nodule ultrasound-guided biopsy.

From the Department of Pathology, Duke Health, Durham, NC.

Reprints: Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang, MD, DUMC 3712, Durham, NC 27710. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts to declare.

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.