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dc.contributor.authorVassallo, Pierre-
dc.identifier.citationVassallo, P. (2014). Ultra sound-guided thyroid fine needle aspiration. The Synapse, 13(4), 20-22en_GB
dc.description.abstractFine Needle Aspiration (FNA) is a minimally invasive method for sampling focal lesions that uses a small gauge hypodermic needle (20-24 Gauge) to obtain cells for microscopic analysis. This is in contrast to core biopsy which obtains a core of tissue using larger gauge cutting needles (14-18 Gauge). Both FNA and core biopsies are classified as closed or percutaneous biopsies as opposed to open biopsy that is obtained during surgery. Ultrasound (US)-guided FNA lends itself particularly well to lesions in superficial organs such as the thyroid, lymph nodes and the breast. However, since it is less traumatic than core biopsy, it is safer for use in highly vascular organs such as the thyroid gland. Smaller nodules are more amnable to FNA, while larger nodules are better sampled with core biopsy.en_GB
dc.publisherMedical Portals Ltd.en_GB
dc.subjectNeedle biopsyen_GB
dc.subjectThyroid glanden_GB
dc.titleUltra sound-guided thyroid fine needle aspirationen_GB
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The Synapse, Volume 13, Issue 4

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