Fine needle aspiration biopsy in the management of patients with deep seated metastatic and recurrent malignancies.

Abstract

Fine needle aspiration (F.N.A.) is widely accepted as a safe and reliable diagnostic technique. In patients presenting with widespread metastatic disease of unknown primary origin it can play an important role in providing a rapid and accurate diagnosis and therefore allowing to institute a prompt therapeutic approach. This technique can usually be performed in an outpatient setting needing no hospitalization therefore reducing the cost both for the hospital and for the patient. When a definitive diagnosis is reached with the use of F.N.A. the patient can be spared from unnecessary surgery. A few examples are presented of patients with widespread metastatic disease in which a definitive diagnosis was reached through the use of F.N.A.

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@article{Galindo1991FineNA, title={Fine needle aspiration biopsy in the management of patients with deep seated metastatic and recurrent malignancies.}, author={Lorenzo M. Galindo and Mat{\'i}as P{\'e}rez Gonz{\'a}lez}, journal={Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico}, year={1991}, volume={83 4}, pages={151-3} }