Fine needle aspiration of cystic liver lesions. Cytologic examination and carcinoembryonic antigen assay of cyst contents.

Since fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology has been rarely successful in preoperatively separating neoplastic from nonneoplastic (inflammatory and congenital) liver cysts, the adjunctive use of measurements of cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels for enhancing the accuracy of the cytologic diagnosis was examined. FNA was performed on 17… CONTINUE READING