Fine needle aspiration cytology in the management of thyroid enlargement: Ibadan experience

J. O. Thomas, O. A. Adeyi, F. N. Nwachokor, A. O. Olu-Eddo

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Abstract

This report reviews our experience with fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in the assessment of thyroid enlargement in Ibadan between January 1995 and December 1997. The diagnostic accuracy of the procedure for malignancy was 80.6% with a sensitivity and specificity 83% and 80% respectively in this series. FNAC of thyroid enlargement is now a first line investigative procedure for thyroid enlargements in the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-659
Number of pages3
JournalEast African Medical Journal
Volume75
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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