December 5, 2001

Needle Aspiration


A type of needle biopsy. Removal of fluid from a cyst or cells from a tumor. In this procedure, a needle and syringe is used to pierce the skin, reach the cyst or tumor, and with suction, draw up specimens for biopsy analysis. If the needle is thin, this procedure is called a fine needle aspiration or FNA.

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