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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Biopsia por aspiración con aguja fina

Fine-needle aspiration biopsy ( NEE-dul AS-pih-RAY-shun BY-op-see)
The removal of tissue or fluid with a thin needle for examination under a microscope. Also called FNA biopsy.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.