Role of fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of lesions of the oral cavity, oropharynx, and nasopharynx.

@article{Scher1988RoleOF,
  title={Role of fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of lesions of the oral cavity, oropharynx, and nasopharynx.},
  author={Richard L. Scher and P E Oostingh and Paul A. Levine and Robert W Cantrell and Philip S. Feldman},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1988},
  volume={62 12},
  pages={2602-6}
}
The oral cavity, oropharynx and nasopharynx are readily accessible to fine needle aspiration (FNA). This study reviews the author's experience with 93 FNA from these sites: 76 from the oral cavity, eight from the oropharynx, and eight from the nasopharynx. Thirty-nine (42%) of the FNA were positive for malignancy with no false-positive diagnoses. In 15 cases the FNA provided the initial diagnosis of cancer and in 24 cases documented recurrence. Five (5%) of the FNA interpreted as suspicious for… CONTINUE READING

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