needle aspiration cytology

needle aspiration cytology

A diagnostic preparation of cells–eg, smears and/or a 'cell block', see there, obtained from a clinically or radiologically identified mass, using a 'skinny' needle to spread the material on a glass.
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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.
Leiomyosarcoma metastatic to the thyroid diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. J Pak Med Assoc.
Role of guided fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis and classification of liver malignancies.
Aftab, "Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in parotid lesions," ISRN Surgery, vol.
Fine Needle Aspiration cytology reports are classified into 5 categories based on the National Health Services Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) of Britain (7).
The accuracy of diagnosis can be increased with a combination of clinical examination, imaging diagnostics, and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or core needle biopsy, also known as triple test.
Background and Objective: Fine needle aspiration cytology is becoming the essential domain of diagnostic modalities but its reliability depends upon its adequacy and quick reporting onsite.
Objective: Objective of this study was to evaluate diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosing solitary thyroid nodule keeping histopathology as gold standard.
Diagnostic value of lymph node fine needle aspiration cytology: an institutional experience of 387 cases observed over a 5-year period.
He pioneered many firsts locally, including the establishment of a dedicated breast clinic, outreach initiatives to womens' organisations and the community to provide information regarding breast health, conversion from traditional radical to modified radical mastectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy following surgery for breast cancer, diagnostic fine needle aspiration cytology, breast conservation in selected patients with early disease and sentinel lymph node biopsy.