Fine needle aspiration biopsy in ophthalmology

Edoardo Midena, Tatiana Segato, Stefano Piermarocchi, Paolo Boccato

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Abstract

When noninvasive techniques fail to confirm or rule out the suspicion of a malignant lesion, fine needle aspiration biopsy may provide an efficient, economical and relatively safe method of obtaining material for cytological study. The technique may also be valuable for intraoperative morphological evaluation. Traumatic complications produced by fine (21-25 gauge) needles are infrequent and almost never serious, and concerns about tumor seeding through the procedure have been largely dispelled by recent studies. Reliable results require a high level of skill in performing the aspiration procedure and in cytologically examining the small amount of material obtained. The authors review the liistory, applications, techniques and complications of fine needle aspiration biopsy, presenting guidelines for and illustrations of its use in specific ophthalmic situations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-422
Number of pages13
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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Keywords

  • aspiration cytology
  • biopsy
  • cytology
  • fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • intraocular biopsy
  • lesion
  • malignant lesion
  • tumor

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  • Ophthalmology

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Fine needle aspiration biopsy in ophthalmology. / Midena, Edoardo; Segato, Tatiana; Piermarocchi, Stefano; Boccato, Paolo.

In: Survey of Ophthalmology, Vol. 29, No. 6, 1985, p. 410-422.

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Midena, E, Segato, T, Piermarocchi, S & Boccato, P 1985, 'Fine needle aspiration biopsy in ophthalmology', Survey of Ophthalmology, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 410-422. https://doi.org/10.1016/0039-6257(85)90206-1
Midena, Edoardo ; Segato, Tatiana ; Piermarocchi, Stefano ; Boccato, Paolo. / Fine needle aspiration biopsy in ophthalmology. In: Survey of Ophthalmology. 1985 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 410-422.
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