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Whats invovled during a fine needle biopsy of the thyroid?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: This is how I do it

After local anesthesia is given (an injection just under the skin), a very fine needle is guided into the thyroid nodule through ultrasound visualization.
I repeat the needle pass 4 times. Each pass only lasts for a few seconds. It is very well tolerated and it takes 20 minutes or so in all. There are no special precautions after the biopsy, other than wearing a band-aid for 2-3 hours.

In brief: This is how I do it

After local anesthesia is given (an injection just under the skin), a very fine needle is guided into the thyroid nodule through ultrasound visualization.
I repeat the needle pass 4 times. Each pass only lasts for a few seconds. It is very well tolerated and it takes 20 minutes or so in all. There are no special precautions after the biopsy, other than wearing a band-aid for 2-3 hours.
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clean

Skin with aneseptic.
Pinch from local anesthesia. 3 or so insertions of very small needle directed by ultrasound. Done. Easy test. I do hundreds every year.

In brief: Clean

Skin with aneseptic.
Pinch from local anesthesia. 3 or so insertions of very small needle directed by ultrasound. Done. Easy test. I do hundreds every year.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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