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Keywords
cytology
fine needle aspiration cytology
fine needle non-aspiration cytology
ultrasonography
thyroid tumor
Abstract
Cytology by fine-needle cytology is indispensable for diagnosing head and neck tumor, especially for thyroid nodule. There are two methods of fine needle cytology; one of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC and another of fine-needle non-aspiration cytology (FNNAC). These previous procedures has each disadvantage such as the mixing of blood or low yield of cells. We proposed a new technique: selective low-pressure fine needle aspiration cytology (SLOP-FNAC) to overcome the backwards of previous procedures. We used the scoring system by Mair et al. to evaluate smear quality of specimens obtained with FNNAC and SLOP-FNAC. SLOP-FNAC smears exhibited higher scores in amount of cellular material, degree of cellular degeneration and cell yield, and retention of appropriate architecture compared to FNNAC smears. The SLOP-FNAC smears scored significantly higher for amount of cellular material and retention of appropriate architecture evaluated (P = 0.0261 and P = 0.0024, Student’s t-test). SLOP-FNAC may be a useful cell sampling technique that reduces blood contamination while securing a high cell yield with maintaining tissue structure.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
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ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Volume
60
Issue
3
Start Page
209
End Page
212
Published Date
2017-09-15
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Publisher
Citation
Yonago Acta Medica. 2017, 60(3), 209-212
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English