TITLE

The role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions

AUTHOR(S)
McKee, Grace
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Jan1998, Vol. 91 Issue 33, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions. FNAC is a simple outpatient procedure that can provide fast diagnosis. There are two roles of cytology in thyroid swellings, namely therapeutics and pre-operative diagnosis. Equipment used in the FNAC include glass slides with frosted ends, fixative, syringe, needles and a universal container for cyst fluids.
ACCESSION #
24016181

 

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