FNA Identifies Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Cancer
October 01, 1997
SAN FRANCISCO-Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) may offer clinicians a partial solution to the problem of identifying follicular variants of papillary thyroid cancers, Larry Shemen, MD, said at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The traditional method of identifying follicular lesions, frozen section analysis, is often inconclusive, he noted. With the frozen section technique, the hallmark of this cancer-capsular or vascular invasion-may not be seen in the particular field studied, producing a false-negative result.