Acta Clin Croat 2020 Jun;59(Suppl 1):9-17
1Department of Oncology and Nuclear medicine, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia; 2School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; 3Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia; 4Department for Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection, Osijek University Hospital Center, Croatia.
The worldwide incidence of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) has increased in recent decades, likely due to frequent use of cervical ultrasonography (US) and US-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA)., US is performed during follow-up after thyroidectomy, and US-guided FNA with cytology is used if suspicious cervical lymph nodes (LN) or thyroid bed masses are detected. Knowing that serum anti-Tg antibodies (sTgAb) affect the use of serum Tg (sTg) as a tumor marker, the aim of our study was to assess the usefulness of Tg determination in needle aspirates (FNA-Tg) in presence of sTgAb. Read More