Fine needle aspiration cytology of focal liver lesions. Results obtained with examination of both cytologic and histologic preparations.

@article{Bell1986FineNA,
  title={Fine needle aspiration cytology of focal liver lesions. Results obtained with examination of both cytologic and histologic preparations.},
  author={Debra Ann Bell and Cortney Carr and Wanda M. Szyfelbein},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1986},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          397-402
        }
}
The results of 197 consecutive fine needle aspirations (FNA) of focal liver lesions performed on 176 patients were reviewed, and the 176 single most diagnostic aspirates were analyzed in detail. The majority of specimens were obtained using a 20-gauge or 22-gauge needle with ultrasound guidance. An attempt was made to obtain both a cytologic and a tissue specimen from each aspirate. The overall accuracy of the procedure was 85%; the accuracies of the tissue and cytologic specimens were 67% and… CONTINUE READING

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