The quest for diagnostic molecular markers for thyroid nodules with indeterminate or suspicious cytology

Guennadi Kouniavsky, Martha A. Zeiger

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Abstract

Thyroid nodules are very common and fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a very sensitive means of diagnosis. However, its limitations include the fact that the cytology reports are often indeterminate or suspicious only. The quest for adjunctive measures to improve its specificity has been ongoing for decades, but significant results have remained elusive. The potential use of diagnostic molecular markers appears to be the most promising area of research at this time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-443
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume105
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

Keywords

  • fine needle aspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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