Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology of Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Benefits and Limitations

@article{Akerman1998FineNeedleAC,
  title={Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology of Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Benefits and Limitations},
  author={M. A. Akerman},
  journal={Sarcoma},
  year={1998},
  volume={2},
  pages={155 - 161}
}
Purpose. Examine the benefits and limitations of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNA) used as the definitive diagnostic method before treatment.Method. Review of the 25 year experience at a multidisciplinary musculo-skeletal centre where FNA is the primary diagnostic approach to soft tissue sarcoma in the extremities and trunk wall and the experience of various experts in the field.Results. FNA has several benefits compared with coarse needle or open surgical biopsy. The most important are… CONTINUE READING
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