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The Role of Aspiration Cytology in Staging and Monitoring of Malignant Neoplasms

  • R. Giardini
  • S. Pilotti
  • L. Alasio
  • F. Rilke

Abstract

Aspiration cytology is a well-established, easy and safe procedure which enables the pathologist to participate actively in the post-diagnostic and follow-up phase of the cancer patient’s development [1]. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of a clinically suspicious lymph node or non-vascular mass is one of the first procedures performed in the workup of a patient with a potentially recurrent disease because it provides accurate assessment with minimal morbidity, mortality and cost [2–5]. To quantify our experience, we reviewed the material pertaining to this area of oncological cytopathology.

Keywords

Small Cell Carcinoma Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Suspicious Lymph Node Superficial Lymph Node Soft Tissue Nodule 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Giardini
  • S. Pilotti
  • L. Alasio
  • F. Rilke

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