Reliability of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the initial diagnosis of soft-tissue lesions.

@article{Nagira2002ReliabilityOF,
  title={Reliability of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the initial diagnosis of soft-tissue lesions.},
  author={Keiko Nagira and Tetsuji Yamamoto and Toshihiro Akisue and Takashi Marui and Toshiaki Hitora and Tetsuya Q Nakatani and Masahiro Kurosaka and Chiho Ohbayashi},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={354-61}
}
We retrospectively reviewed fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) specimens of 301 soft tissue lesions of the extremities and trunk. Final diagnoses were 137 benign and 86 malignant neoplasms and 78 nonneoplastic lesions. Of the 301 FNAB samples, 279 (93%) were adequate for cytologic diagnosis. The adequate FNAB specimens were initially grouped into three broad categories: benign (197 cases), malignant (57 cases), and suspicious for malignancy (25 cases). Sensitivity and specificity for… CONTINUE READING

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