Effects of bedside adequacy assessment in thyroid cytology on cytological sufficiency and the final histopathological diagnosis

Toyran T., FINDIK GÜVENDİ G., Adali Y., Ustun H.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.45, no.3, pp.1173-1181, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.733150
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1173-1181
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a fast, reliable, and economical method for interpretation of thyroid nodules. This method contributes to the later management of patients and reduces unnecessary surgical interventions. This study aimed to demonstrate the contribution of bedside adequacy assessment during FNAC to the accuracy rates of cytological competence and final histological diagnosis.