fine needle aspiration

Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB)

A fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is a medical procedure that uses a thin needle and suction to remove a small amount of tissue or fluid from an abnormal area of the body. Doctors commonly perform this procedure on abnormal areas of tissue in the thyroid gland, salivary glands, pancreas, breast, lung, lymph nodes, and …
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Benign follicular nodule of the thyroid gland

A benign follicular nodule is a non-cancerous lump in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located in your neck and produces hormones that control your metabolism. “Benign” means it’s not cancer. The nodule is often associated with a condition called nodular thyroid hyperplasia which means non-cancerous growth of the thyroid gland. In this condition, …
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