Follicular neoplasms: the role for observation, fine needle aspiration biopsy, thyroid suppression, and surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The diagnosis and management of follicular carcinoma of the thyroid gland remains a controversial topic. Fine needle aspiration, although very sensitive with other types of thyroid cancer, has limited accuracy with follicular lesions. The role of suppression combined with observation has yet to gain widespread acceptance. The extent of surgical excision of follicular carcinoma also raises several competing views. The goal of this review is to address these issues and present an algorithm for the management of follicular neoplasms of the thyroid.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • St Louis, JD; Leight, GS; Tyler, DS

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 5 - 11

PubMed ID

  • 9890733

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8756-0437

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(sici)1098-2388(199901/02)16:1<5::aid-ssu2>;2-u


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States