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Postaspiration Thyroid Nodule
Eunice Y. L. Dai, MBBS, FRCR; Yolanda Y. P. Lee, MBChB, FRCR; Anil T. Ahuja, MD, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Residual thyroid nodule after percutaneous FNA cytology (FNAC) for benign, predominantly cystic thyroid nodule

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • Etiology

                  • Microscopic Features

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                        • Treatment

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Consider

                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                              Selected References

                              1. Peng Y et al: Ultrasonographic assessment of differential diagnosis between degenerating cystic thyroid nodules and papillary thyroid microcarcinomas. World J Surg. 41(10):2538-2544, 2017
                              2. Kim DW: Benign lesions that mimic thyroid malignancy on ultrasound. Can Assoc Radiol J. 66(1):79-85, 2015
                              3. Ko MS et al: Collapsing benign cystic nodules of the thyroid gland: sonographic differentiation from papillary thyroid carcinoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 33(1):124-7, 2012
                              4. Wong KT et al: Ultrasound of thyroid and parathyroid glands. In Sofferman RA et al: Benign Thyroid Conditions. New York: Springer. 61-106, 2012
                              5. Sohn YM et al: Suspiciously malignant findings on ultrasound after fine needle aspiration biopsy in a thyroid nodule with initially benign ultrasound and cytologic result: to repeat or to follow-up. Clin Imaging. 35(6):470-5, 2011
                              6. Koo JH et al: Cystic thyroid nodules after aspiration mimicking malignancy: sonographic characteristics. J Ultrasound Med. 29(10):1415-21, 2010
                              7. Alexander EK et al: Natural history of benign solid and cystic thyroid nodules. Ann Intern Med. 138(4):315-8, 2003
                              8. Kuma K et al: Fate of untreated benign thyroid nodules: results of long-term follow-up. World J Surg. 18(4):495-8; discussion 499, 1994
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Imaging

                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                  • Clinical Issues

                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Definitions

                                        • Residual thyroid nodule after percutaneous FNA cytology (FNAC) for benign, predominantly cystic thyroid nodule

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                            PATHOLOGY

                                            • Etiology

                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                • Presentation

                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                    • Treatment

                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                      • Consider

                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Peng Y et al: Ultrasonographic assessment of differential diagnosis between degenerating cystic thyroid nodules and papillary thyroid microcarcinomas. World J Surg. 41(10):2538-2544, 2017
                                                          2. Kim DW: Benign lesions that mimic thyroid malignancy on ultrasound. Can Assoc Radiol J. 66(1):79-85, 2015
                                                          3. Ko MS et al: Collapsing benign cystic nodules of the thyroid gland: sonographic differentiation from papillary thyroid carcinoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 33(1):124-7, 2012
                                                          4. Wong KT et al: Ultrasound of thyroid and parathyroid glands. In Sofferman RA et al: Benign Thyroid Conditions. New York: Springer. 61-106, 2012
                                                          5. Sohn YM et al: Suspiciously malignant findings on ultrasound after fine needle aspiration biopsy in a thyroid nodule with initially benign ultrasound and cytologic result: to repeat or to follow-up. Clin Imaging. 35(6):470-5, 2011
                                                          6. Koo JH et al: Cystic thyroid nodules after aspiration mimicking malignancy: sonographic characteristics. J Ultrasound Med. 29(10):1415-21, 2010
                                                          7. Alexander EK et al: Natural history of benign solid and cystic thyroid nodules. Ann Intern Med. 138(4):315-8, 2003
                                                          8. Kuma K et al: Fate of untreated benign thyroid nodules: results of long-term follow-up. World J Surg. 18(4):495-8; discussion 499, 1994