See Aspiration biopsy.
See fine needle biopsy.
The procedure by which a needle is inserted into a structure and a small amount of tissue removed for cytologic examination. Commonly performed for biopsy of the prostate but may also be used for evaluation of abnormal structures in the kidneys and other sites.
Biopsy performed using a very thin needle. Usually extracts liquid or cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Making a Diagnosis
(fine NEE-dul BY-op-see) Type of biopsy in which a very thin needle is used to withdraw small fragments of tissue from the tumor mass
A cancer test in which a very small sample of tissue fragments is taken from a tumor via a fine needle.
A biopsy obtained by inserting a thin needle into a thyroid nodule and extracting cells for analysis. Also called fine needle aspiration (FNA).
A procedure in which a thin needle is introduced into the breast, to obtain a sampling of cells from an area targeted.