Navigation Links
Office-based ultrasound-guided FNA superior in diagnosing head and neck lesions
Date:3/1/2010

Alexandria, VA - Office-based, surgeon-performed, ultrasound-guided, fine needle aspiration (FNA) of head and neck lesions yields a statistically significant higher diagnostic rate compared to the standard palpation technique, indicates new research in the March 2010 issue of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

FNA is a diagnostic procedure used to investigate superficial lumps or masses. In this technique, a thin, hollow needle is inserted into a mass to extract cells for examination. FNA biopsies are a safe minor surgical procedure. Often, a major surgical (excisional or open) biopsy can be avoided by performing a needle aspiration biopsy instead. FNA biopsies in the head and neck have also proven to be an invaluable tool in establishing the diagnosis of lesions and masses from a broad range of sites, including the thyroid, salivary glands, and lymph nodes.

The efficacy of ultrasound-guided FNA has been well documented in many areas of the body, leading to its acceptance as the standard of care among radiologists and many cytopathologists. However, while the utility of ultrasound in the head and neck is widely appreciated and employed by the radiology community, clinicians in the United States have not embraced office-based ultrasound. The study authors sought to provide additional evidence and support for this procedure in order to ensure appropriate use by the clinical community.

In this randomized, controlled trial of 81 adults, researchers divided participants into two groups, using either ultrasound-guided or traditional palpation-guided FNA to evaluate an identified head and neck mass. The researchers then measured variables and outcomes for tissue adequacy rates, tissue type, and operator variability.

Following three passes using either palpation or ultrasound-guidance, a comparative tissue adequacy rate of 84 percent for ultrasound-guidance (versus 58 percent for standard palpation) was established. Wi
'/>"/>

Contact: Jessica Mikulski
newsroom@entnet.org
703-535-3762
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Acclarent, Inc. Completes Office-Based Study Using Balloon Sinuplasty(TM) Technology
2. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Wakes Up to Office-Based Anesthesia (OBA)
3. Office-Based Medical Treatment and Internet Resources Are Potential Solution to Rising Painkiller Misuse Among Teens, Young Adults
4. Simulated training for ultrasound-guided procedures improves safety without risk to patients
5. Ultrasound-guided injections help ease chronic Achilles tendon pain
6. NEJM Publishes Trial Results Demonstrating Bard FLAIR Endovascular Stent Graft Is Superior To Balloon Angioplasty For Failing Dialysis Grafts
7. Vegetarian Saw Palmetto Extract Reformulated for Swanson Health Products' Superior Herbs Line
8. Top-rated hospitals dont always have superior outcomes
9. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome in a diabetic patient
10. Alex & Gaxiola Legal Team Files Bold Motions to Disqualify Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Criminal Cases Pending in Superior Court
11. Bodys own veins provide superior material for aortic grafts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Padre Murphy's and Owner Tom Boyle in Glendale, ... Health Alliance (PPHA). The PPHA's passion for others' well-being ... NFL greats, treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has propelled ... cause in the valley. The most recent plans for an ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Minn. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Blue Cross ... those Minnesotans who exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” ... chance for people to share their stories about how they ... or simply inspired others by living in the moment. By ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 A new white paper ... and person-centeredness in the long-term care environment as well ... the continuum. The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in ... and practices of the patient, resident and family experience ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog post presenting the basic ... , Purchasing an accidental death and dismemberment rider for a ... rider provides benefits if the insured dies in an accident. ... of life insurance. , AD&D is not expensive and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 Recently, Weddingshe.com has added ... and has announced its highest annual revenues in the past ... its popular glamorous wedding dresses. , According to the sales ... wedding dress promotions for them in 2015. This point can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2
... (HealthDay News) -- ,People with a sense of entitlement are more ... which makes it feel like time is passing slowly while they ... study by University of Michigan researchers who conducted a series of ... are owed something without necessarily putting in effort to attain it," ...
... SUNDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children are four times ... night than on any other night of the year, according ... Prevention. In addition, the researchers warned that eye ... also common Halloween injuries. "Children should be out having ...
... 10, 2011 The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has ... Hospital System as a national site to improve screening ... The five-year, $6.3 million NCI grant establishes the ... network for colorectal cancer screening. The UT Southwestern-Parkland partnership, ...
... FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- ,Septicemia was the ... 2009, with a cost of about $15.4 billion, according ... life-threatening illness caused by blood infections with bacteria such ... The analysis of national data also showed that the ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) ... linked to tainted cantaloupes has risen to 21, and a ... the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported late ... in question were recalled Sept. 14, more cases might still ...
... , FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A community-based ... smoking, drinking, violence and other bad behavior, according to ... helps communities choose programs that have been shown to ... was developed by University of Washington researchers, who conducted ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dull Tasks Tougher on the Entitled 2Health News:Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary 2Health News:UT Southwestern, Parkland partner for $6.3 million NCI grant to improve colorectal cancer screenings 2Health News:UT Southwestern, Parkland partner for $6.3 million NCI grant to improve colorectal cancer screenings 3Health News:21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC 2Health News:21 Deaths From Cantaloupe-Linked Listeria Outbreak: CDC 3Health News:Community-Wide Effort May Help Tame Troubled Teens 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE ... specializes in the development and sale of patented biopharmaceutical ... active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced the business and ... operation. 1. Following the September 2014 JCM ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty ... disease and overall health is pleased to provide you with ... outlook for 2015 from the CEO, Mr. Eugene Bortoluzzi ... like to take this opportunity to share with you the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Infectious Disease Diagnostics Market by Product, Application, ... report to their offering. , The infectious ... of 7.9% to reach $18,156.2 million by 2019 from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 2TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 2Global Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Instruments, Reagents, Services, Software) Market - Forecast to 2019 3
... NEW ORLEANS , May 3 ... developing novel catheter-mounted digital imaging devices, today announced five ... Retroscope® during colonoscopy procedures increases detection of adenomas and ... years of experience, were able to detect adenomas of ...
... Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc . (Nasdaq: QCOR ) today announced that it will ... Panel meeting on Monday, May 10, 2010 at ... Don Bailey , President and Chief Executive Officer; Steve Cartt ... Chief Science Officer; and Dr. Jason Zielonka , Senior Vice President and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 2Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 3Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 4Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 5Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) Demonstrates Improved Adenoma Detection 6Questcor to Discuss Results From FDA Panel Meeting 2
For the quantitative determination of uric acid in serum....
The assay kit is for determination of uric acid in serum or urine. Wavelength: 600 nm. Linear range: up to 80 mg/dL....
For the quantitative determination of Uric Acid in serum. Linearity: 25 mg/dl....
... A fully automated, random ... over 50 assays available ... tumor marker, therapeutic drug, ... testing can be performed ...
Medicine Products: