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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

Gets tissue sample: This technique uses a non invasive ultrasound machine to see where the needle is traveling in the body in order to obtain a sample of tissue. Aspiration usually refers to obtaining fluid from a joint or a mass (cyst) in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: ct-guided fine needle aspiration?

Minimally invasive: A ct guided fine needle biopsy is performed by an interventional radiologist and in ideal situation will have a cytopathologist evaluating the samples at the bed side. The ct is used to guide the needle to the target to acquire a sample. It is usually done with local but sedation can be used . In the right hands it is a very high yield test. Ask your team what their success rate is! ...Read more

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Does a fine needle aspiration biopsy hurt much?

Does a fine needle aspiration biopsy hurt much?

No: If done well, for superficial sites it is generally less uncomfortable than a blood draw. For deeper sites, local anesthetic is used ( about a s bad as getting "numbed" for the dentist. Soreness afterward is generally minimal. ...Read more

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Does a fine needle aspiration hurt the breast?

Does a fine needle aspiration hurt the breast?

Minimally invasive: Fine needle biopsy is the least traumatic way to get a true tissue diagnosis of an abnormality. If done properly there is little tissue trauma and rarely leaves a detectable mark. Little, if any sign of trauma is usually seen even after just a few days after fna under the microscope in cases that get surgery quickly after fna. ...Read more

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I am getting a fine needle aspiration. If it were cancerous, would the ca 125 come out normal?

I am getting a fine needle aspiration. If it were cancerous, would the ca 125 come out normal?

No: A needle aspiration sucks some cells from a tumor such as ovary. The Ca125 is a Carbohydrate marker present in the tumor which can be elevated in ovarian cancer, an inflammatory process of the ovary as well as cirrhosis of the liver. It only serves to monitor a disease like ovary cancer. If the marker drops treatment is working. If elelvated the treatment is not effective. Bx has no effect. ...Read more

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Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid that goes into my arm, but it's kind of weird getting one in your neck. Does this hurt?

Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid that goes into my arm, but it's kind of weird getting one in your neck. Does this hurt?

A little: Its ok, it may pinch a little, and it feels scary to let someone poke your neck. Be sure that your doctor does alot of these types of biopsies, and you wil be in good hands. Trust your doctor. Also dont squirm and move. ...Read more

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What to expect when going for a fine needle aspiration biopsy of the breast?

Fast result: It is fast and informative procedure, not very painful in good hands. Smears can show benign or malignant findings. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fine needle aspiration?

Checking the cells: Fine needle aspiration or fna in brief is a procedure that the health care provider inserts a small needle in the tissue of concern in your body and withdraws some cells (or fluid). Usually they send these cells on slides and/or in a special preservative to the lab for cytology diagnosis. If the aspiration was from a cyst and the fluid appeared benign to the provider it may be discarded. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Fine needle aspiration?

FNA complications: FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) can be complicated locally by external or internal bleeding (hematoma) and depending on the location of the aspirated lesion one might develop air in the chest cavity(pneumothorax), perforating of the bowel(peritonitis), blood in the urine or stool, infected biopsy site with spread to the blood, and pain. Most FNA's have minimal complications other than minor pain. ...Read more

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Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid? Done under local?

Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid? Done under local?

Depends: Depends on the physician doing the biopsy. It's a simple procedure. Some physicians use local anesthetic, some use Ethyl Chloride (cold spray), some use nothing at all. Call the physician's office to find out ahead of time how he/she does it so you can anticipate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Fine Needle Aspiration (Definition)

Fine needle aspiration is when a doctor inserts a small needle into a part of the body to withdraw cells or fluid. This is typically done to capture a tissue sample to send to ...Read more