Effects of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) nodule depth on pain score


Toman H., Ozkul F., Erbag G., Erbas M., Simsek T., Adam G., ...More

IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.185, no.3, pp.673-676, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 185 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11845-015-1337-y
  • Journal Name: IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.673-676

Abstract

Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the thyroid is generally a well-tolerated procedure associated with weak levels of pain. However, pain may be very intense in some patients. The cause for the pain in these patients has not been identified. The hypothesis of this study is that there is a likely relationship between pain level and nodule depth during FNAB.