n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of lymph nodes : main article

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Arguably the best definition of FNAB is in a textbook of cytology by de May and reads 'FNA biopsy can be defined as the removal of a sample of cells, using a fine needle, from a suspicious mass for diagnostic purposes'. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), when performed by trained operators and for the correct indications, is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, with an excellent diagnostic yield.

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