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ENT Specialists Performing Ground Breaking Thyroid Cancer Research

Congratulations Dr. Jagdish Dhingra for you research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery Foundation! Dr. Dhingra’s research was in Office-Based ultrasound-Guided FNA with molecular testing for Thyroid nodules.

Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is the primary method of evaluating thyroid nodules. Up to one-third of FNA results are reported to be of “indeterminate” cytology, which carries a 25% malignancy risk. Most of these patients are referred for diagnostic surgery, which results in many unnecessary interventions. We implemented an FNA protocol combining expert thyroid cytopathology and molecular testing of indeterminate lesion in our community practice. This study is a report of the outcomes from this protocol as compared with historical data in the same setting over a similar period.

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