fine needle aspiration biopsy


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fine needle aspiration biopsy

Aspiration biopsy Surgical pathology The removal of minute tissue fragments by a needle and syringe under suction to prepare a smear for cytologic examination or to make a cell block; a biopsy obtained by FNA from various body sites. Cf Needle biopsy.
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FINE NEEDLE BREAST BIOPSY

fine needle aspiration biopsy

Abbreviation: FNA biopsy
The removal of cells or tissue through a long, narrow-gauge needle with or without radiological guidance.
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See also: biopsy

Fine needle aspiration biopsy

A procedure using a thin needle to remove fluid and cells from a lump in the breast.
Mentioned in: Breast Biopsy
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Fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of intraocular cancer: cytologic-histologic correlations.
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Interobserver variability in the fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of follicular lesions of the thyroid gland.
Diagnosis of salivary gland tumors by fine needle aspiration biopsy. Head Neck Surg 1981;3:482-9.
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