Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid

Alternative Names

Thyroid nodule fine needle aspirate biopsy; Biopsy – thyroid – skinny-needle; Skinny-needle thyroid biopsy

Definition of Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid

A fine needle aspiration of the thyroid gland is a procedure to remove thyroid cells for examination. The thyroid is located in front of the trachea (windpipe) at the top of the neck.

Review

Shabir Bhimji MD, PhD, Specializing in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland , TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/17/2010

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