What does a benign pathology result for a thyroid nodule mean?

What does a benign pathology result for a thyroid nodule mean?

A benign pathology result from a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) means that there is no evidence of cancer. The accuracy of a benign biopsy is usually 95 to 97%. Most patients with a benign result will not need surgery, unless the thyroid nodule is large and causing compressive problems in the neck.