fine-needle aspiration cytology

fine-needle aspiration cytology
= FNA cytology
a technique that uses samples obtained by fine-needle aspiration to provide information on the cells of tumours or cysts. It is useful for detecting the presence of malignant cells, particularly in lumps of the breast and thyroid.

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