Fine-needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid

Pathology (Phila). 1996;4(2):319-35.


Fine-needle aspiration of the thyroid, in experienced hands, is an extremely specific and sensitive tool. The authors provide an in-depth discussion of FNA for both benign and malignant lesions of the thyroid, and they offer a flow chart with diagnostic indicators that also clarifies areas of overlap between lesions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle*
  • Humans
  • Thyroid Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Thyroid Gland / pathology*