Is fine-needle aspiration biopsy a practical alternative to open biopsy for the primary diagnosis of sarcoma? Experience with 140 patients.

@article{Kilpatrick2001IsFA,
  title={Is fine-needle aspiration biopsy a practical alternative to open biopsy for the primary diagnosis of sarcoma? Experience with 140 patients.},
  author={Scott E. Kilpatrick and James O Cappellari and G. C. van den Bos and Stuart Harrison Gold and William G. Ward},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2001},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={59-68}
}
We reviewed the clinicopathologic features of 145 consecutive fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) specimens from 140 patients without a previous diagnosis of sarcoma. Among 138 adequate specimens, 42 bone sarcomas and 80 soft tissue sarcomas were recognized as sarcomas; histologic subtyping was easier in bone than in soft tissue sarcomas and in pediatric than in adult cases. There was no correlation in accuracy of subtyping in low- vs high-grade sarcomas. FNAB was most accurate for subtyping… CONTINUE READING

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