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THYROID-NECK BIOPSY

HMI is pleased to offer Thyroid Fine Needle Biopsy procedures to detect cancer cells; biopsy results are read by our board certified sub specialty radiologists.

Preparation:

Although Ultrasound-guided biopsies and drainages are minimally invasive, there is a risk of bleeding whenever the skin is penetrated. For this reason, if you are taking aspirin or a blood thinner medications, your physician may advise you to stop five days before the procedure. If you have any question please call US department at 713 589 3461


Technique:

Studies are performed under direct ultrasound guidance using a 13 MHz probe. Local anesthesia is used while three or more passes are made with a 25 guage needle. Cytofix is applied with Cytofix and submitted for analysis.

278 biopsies were performed on 220 patients.

The number of major complications is 0( in 6 years
• Colloid Nodule 111/278 (40%)
• Adenomatoid nodule 8/278 (2.8%)
• Degenerative nodule of goiter 45/278 (16.2%)
• Benign diagnosis 48/278 (17.27 %)
• Benign proliferation 21/278 (7.6%)
• Papillary or Follicar Carcinoma 12/278 (4.3%)
• Miscellaneous 17/278 (6.1%)