The use of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in children.

  title={The use of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in children.},
  author={Michael B. Cohen and Kent Bottles and Arthur R Ablin and Theodore R. Miller},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={150 6},
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy has become increasingly popular for evaluating both palpable and nonpalpable masses. Judging from the current body of literature, this procedure is underused by American pediatricians. We report a series of 84 pediatric patients--younger than 16 years--who underwent 92 fine-needle aspiration biopsies to evaluate a large variety of masses. The results of 51 (55%) were benign, and 33 (36%) biopsies revealed malignancy. In two cases (2%) the findings were suggestive… CONTINUE READING


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