Biochemical and hormonal composition, cytological examination of thyroid cyst fluid, and comparison according to gender and color of cyst fluid

Demirci H., Erdamar H., Bukan N., Dikmen K., Karakoc A., Arslan M.

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, vol.45, no.11, pp.1517-1522, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the biochemical composition and cytological examination of 25 thyroid cyst fluid specimens that were obtained by fine needle aspiration, and to compare results according to gender and color of cyst fluid. We anticipated that measuring biochemical routine parameters in cyst fluid would contribute to the pathophysiology of thyroid nodule formation leading to better clinical outcomes when compared to therapies based only on cytological examination.