What are the AACE/ACE/AME guidelines for the use of FNAB in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Pramod K Sharma, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Guidelines include the following for FNAB:

  • US high-risk nodules ≥1 cm
  • US intermediate-risk nodules >2 cm
  • US low-risk nodules only when >2 cm and increasing in size or associated with a risk history and before thyroid surgery or minimally invasive ablation therapy

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