Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
GONZALEZ FERNANDEZ, Ramón; DE DIOS VIDAL, José M; INFANTE AMOROS, Adalberto and LOPEZ SOTO, María Victoria. Resultados del diagnóstico de la patología nodular tiroidea. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2004, vol.43, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2945.
A prospective study that included 204 patients affected by thyroid nodular disease diagnosed at "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical and Surgical Hospital from May, 1977, to May, 2000, was conducted. Most of the patients were in the 4th or 5th decade of life, 53 and 49 %, respectively. Females prevailed with 90.7 %. All the patients underwent fine needle aspiration biopsy and ultrasound for their evaluation. The multinodular goiter (41,6 %) and the follicular adenoma (21.1 %) were the most frequent bening affections; whereas the papillary carcinoma was the commonest among the malignant. Solid tumors were detected in 66.7 % of the cases. The right lobule was the most affected place, accounting for 41.6 %. Fine needle aspiration biopsy showed 90.9 % of sensitivity, 99.1 % of specificity and an efficiency of 98.4 %
Keywords : THYROID NODULE [diagnosis]; PROSPECTIVE STUDIES; NEEDLE BIOPSY: GOITER; ULTRASONOGRAPHY.