Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the liver.


Journal Article (Review)

The liver is a commonly targeted deep-seated organ in which fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is performed. By far, the most frequently encountered lesions on FNAB of the liver are metastases; however, a wide variety of other lesions have been described and are likely to be encountered. Because of this wide variety, attention to architectural as well as cytologic features on smears and cell block preparations, ancillary techniques, and special studies are often required. In the setting of proper specimen handling and judicious use of ancillary procedures, FNAB of hepatic lesions can be an accurate diagnostic procedure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guy, CD; Ballo, MS

Published Date

  • November 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 303 - 316

PubMed ID

  • 10562892

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10562892

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1072-4109


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States