Thyroid Fine needle biopsy??
A thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of tissue from Researchers do not know what causes most thyroid nodules.does the how
I must admit, I'm a little scared. Have any of you had one? Does it hurt a lot? Can they put me out? Not kidding--after all the painful stuff I've been through, pretty stoically, the thought of a FNB in my throat scares me. I guess if there's Mel there its a good time to be starting Z. All sharing of experience welcome.
A core needle biopsy uses a long, hollow tube to extract a sample of tissue. Here, a biopsy of a suspicious breast lump is being done. The sample is sent to a laboratory for testing. A needle biopsy is a procedure to obtain a sample of cells from your body for laboratory testing. Common needle biopsy procedures include fine-needle aspiration and core needle biopsy. Needle biopsy may be used to take tissue or fluid samples from muscles, bones, and other organs, such as the liver or lungs.
A fine needle aspiration FNA biopsy or thyroid biopsy, is usually carried out to determine the nature of the cells in a thyroid nodule. The biopsy is done with a small needle, and local anesthesia is not generally required. Your physician should be advised if you have any medical conditions that increase your risk of bleeding, or if you are taking drugs that may increase your chances of bleeding during the biopsy, such as aspirin, other non-steroidal agents, anti-platelet agents, or blood thinners such as coumadin or warfarin. There is a great deal of background information supporting the decision to carry out a FNA. Furthermore, there are consensus guidelines for the decision to carry out a biopsy, the actual procedure itself, the interpretation of the results, and other biopsy-related issues. Most studies have shown that the greater number of separate needle aspirations done at the time of the biopsy, the greater yield and ultimate accuracy of the biopsy procedure. Hence it is common practice for several attempts to be made in the course of the biopsy procedure, or for the needle to be inserted into a few different locations within the thyroid nodule.
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