Definition of fine needle aspiration in English:

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fine needle aspiration


A procedure in which a thin needle is used to draw cells or fluid from a lump or mass under the skin.
Example sentences
  • We report a case of nodular cervical thymic tissue in an infant diagnosed by fine needle aspiration.
  • We describe an infant with an asymptomatic cervical thymic mass diagnosed by fine needle aspiration.
  • Outpatient pathological sampling of a palpable lymph node is performed by fine needle aspiration cytology.

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Syllabification: fine nee·dle as·pi·ra·tion

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