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Review Article

Comparison of Fine Needle Aspiration and Fine Needle Nonaspiration Cytology of Thyroid Nodules: A Meta-Analysis

Table 2

Characteristics of studies included in this meta-analysis.

First author’s nameYear of
Number of patients
Number of nodules
Histopathological diagnosis
Study designNeedle gaugeMair et al. scoring system [22]Patient’s age and gender

de Carvalho [10]2009260/260520/520 58/58Prospective23Yes238 females, 22 males, and age of 43.2 ± 12.6
Schoedel [21]2008122/122180/180 23/23Prospective25NoThe ratio of female to male was about 6 : 1, with average age of 57.3
Raghuveer [20]200268/6868/68 36/36Prospective23 or 24Yes
McElvanna [19]200965/6565/65 65/65Retrospective23No58 females, 7 males, and average age of 49
Tauro [15]201250/5050/5038/38Prospective23No47 females, 3 males, and age of 39.16 ± 11.47
Maurya [11]201050/5050/50Prospective23Yes
Kamal [12]2002200/200200/200Prospective23 or 24Yes173 females, 27 males
Mahajan and Sharma [8]201050/5050/50ProspectiveYes
Pinki [13]2015100/100100/100Prospective22Yes
Ibrahim [23]201250/5050/50Prospective25Yes
Kashi [24]2011302/302302/302Prospective25Yes289 females, 13 males, and age of 43.83 ± 12.9
Chowhan [25]2014200/200200/200Prospective24Yes26 males, 174 females
Torabizadeh [14]2008200/200200/200Prospective/Yes189 females, 11 males, and age of 43.36 ± 12.3
Kaur [26]201450/5050/50Prospective23Yes
Torres [27]2003 61/61122/122Prospective22Yes61 females (100%), age of 49.2 ± 15.3
Ghosh [28]2000 14/1414/14Prospective23–25Yes

FNAC: fine needle aspiration cytology, FNNAC: fine needle nonaspiration cytology, and —: not available.

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