Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2012;31(2): 81-85.
False Negative Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Results in Primary Thyroid Lymphoma.
Injoong Kim, Eun Kyung Kim, Myoung Ju Koh, Jin Young Kwak, Hee Jung Moon
1Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. artemis4u@yuhs.ac
2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  Published online: June 30, 2012.
ABSTRACT
Ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNA) is one of the methods used to diagnose thyroid lymphoma, but it has a relatively high false-negative rate. The authors report a case of a primary thyroid lymphoma associated with underlying lymphocytic thyroiditis that was initially misdiagnosed as lymphocytic thyroiditis based on US-FNA findings.
Keywords: Ultrasonography; Thyroid lymphoma; FNAB; Lymphocytic thyroiditis
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