Malignant seeding of the tract after thin-needle aspiration biopsy.

  title={Malignant seeding of the tract after thin-needle aspiration biopsy.},
  author={Joseph T. Ferrucci and Jack Wittenberg and Michael N. Margolies and Robert W. Carey},
  volume={130 2},
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is an established technique for cytodiagnosis of malignant neoplasms, yielding a high rate of positive tissue with negligible local sequelae. The authors report the first instance known to them of needle tract seeding following this biopsy technique in a patient with an unresectable pancreatic carcinoma. Because of the rarity of this occurrence, the procedural indications remain unaltered. 

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