YIELD OF ULTRASOUND GUIDED FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY

Ms Zohra
unpublished
Some practitioners will use a local anesthetic, to numb the injection site. However, patients complain that this can hurt more than the actual FNA procedure. It is now widely accepted as a safe diagnostic procedure in various neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders of various neck, thyroid, breast, liver, abdominal and pelvic lesions. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy seems to be a promising technique for the diagnosis of bone lesions also. Aspiration cytology is the study of
more » ... s the study of cells, obtained by a fine needle puncture. It is not a recent development. It was pioneered by Martin and Ellis and by Stewart (as quoted by Rowley and Cooperberg) in New York in the early 1930s. However, the technique was ignored for several decades though it was being assessed in Scandinavia. Cytotechnologist assist in the radiological suite by preparing the cytological smear, rapidly staining the slide(s) and making a rapid determination of the adequacy of each needle puncture sample. The radiologist uses this information to determine if another
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