FNA

Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB)

What is a fine needle aspiration biopsy? 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 …
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Benign follicular nodule

What is a benign follicular nodule in the thyroid gland? The term ‘benign follicular nodule’ is used to describe a group of non-cancerous conditions in the thyroid gland. All the conditions in this group are made up of specialized follicular thyroid cells that look similar when examined under the microscope. What causes a benign follicular …
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Suspicious for follicular neoplasm

What does “suspicious for follicular neoplasm” mean? Suspicious for follicular neoplasm is a term pathologists use to describe an abnormal growth in the thyroid gland. It is a preliminary diagnosis that includes both non-cancerous and cancerous conditions. These conditions include: Adenomatoid nodule – Adenomatoid nodule is a non-cancerous type of growth in the thyroid gland. …
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Follicular neoplasm of the thyroid gland

What does follicular neoplasm mean? Follicular neoplasm is a term pathologists use to describe a tumour in the thyroid gland. This diagnosis is usually made after a procedure called a fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Follicular neoplasm is a preliminary diagnosis that includes both non-cancerous and cancerous conditions. These conditions include: Adenomatoid nodule – Adenomatoid nodule is …
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