Biopsies / Punctures Thyroid

Method

 

Analysis of tissue samples

Analysis of tissue samples

This examination is carried out to differentiate between benign and malignant changes to the thyroid gland. The area is punctured by a thin cannula in order to obtain cells or cyst fluid for further clarification.

Preparation

 

The doctor treating you will explain the precise nature of the procedure in a personal consultation.

Please bring your current coagulation values (Quick, PTT, thrombocytes) with you to this consultation.

Preparation at home

Patients taking anticoagulant medication (e.g. ASS, Plavix) should interrupt the course after consultation with their doctor.

If you are taking Marcumar (Falithrom), it should be changed to Heparin injections.

Procedure

 

You will be placed comfortably, lying on your back on the examination table.

Under sterile conditions the doctor will introduce a thin cannula into the thyroid gland in order to remove cells or cyst fluid. The samples obtained in this way will be evaluated subsequently by a pathologist.

The examination is not very painful and takes only a few minutes. The follow-up observation period is 30 minutes. You will be able to leave our practice after the examination has been completed.

A detailed report with the results of the examination will be sent to your referring doctor as soon as we have received the outcome of the evaluation.