aspiration cytology

aspiration cytology

A term referring to diagnostic cytologic material obtained from internal organs (e.g., breast, liver, lymph node, prostate, salivary gland, thyroid and other relatively inaccessible sites) obtained by fine needle aspiration.

aspiration cytology

Cytology A term referring to diagnostic cytologic material from internal organs–eg, breast, liver, lymph node, prostate, salivary gland, thyroid, and other relatively inaccessible sites, obtained by fine needle aspiration. Cf Exfoliative cytology.
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Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the dominant nodule in left lobe showed granulomatous inflammation.
We briefly review the literature regarding the possible embryologic origin of such a phenomenon and the role of fine-needle aspiration cytology in differentiating a branchial cyst from a metastatic lymph node.
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC/FNA) has played a pivotal role in diagnosing thyroid gland nodules and thus pulling investigations out of the laboratory into the outpatient department.
It is important to pick up cases at an early stage with the help of investigational modalities of ultrasound and fine needle aspiration cytology etc.
Aspiration cytology; a pattern recognition approach.
[2] Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a simple, quick and cost-effective method to sample superficial masses found in the head and neck.
Fine needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid: a cytohistologic study with evaluation of discordant cases.
Differential diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma from pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary gland on fine needle aspiration cytology. Acta Cytol.
Background: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of external swellings may yield different specimen adequacy depending on different gauge needles used for aspiration.
Moreover fine needle aspiration cytology has emerged as the most widely accepted diagnostic tool for salivary gland lesions, due to their superficial location and easy accessibility.
(5) Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has proven in the past decades to be a safe, minimally invasive, accurate, and cost-effective diagnostic technique.