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Aspiration biopsy

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noun

The aspiration of a sample of target tissue using a needle with suction.


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This kind of biopsy is used as a diagnostic procedure to investigate a sample tissue from the body. It is usually performed on a lump or mass in breast in question. It is used to determine or evaluate the nature of the lump of tissue (i.e. if cancerous or not) through microscopy. It may also be done to determine the effect of treatment or to utilize the sample for a particular study or research.


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Diagnosis of thyroid nodule help

... FNA (?) should be done) 3. "NOTE: The false negative rate of aspiration biopsy of the thyroid is in the range of 3-5% with its implications for continued follow-up." ...

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by LilKim
Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:53 pm
 
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Diagnosis of thyroid nodule help

... repeat FNA in a period of 3-6 months. NOTE: The false negative rate of aspiration biopsy of the thyroid is in the range of 3-5% with its implications for continued follow-up.

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by robinsjoy
Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:53 am
 
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Topic: Diagnosis of thyroid nodule help
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