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The gross appearances of fine needle aspiration cytology samples
  1. F G Mayall1,
  2. A Cormack2,
  3. K McAnulty3,
  4. A Darlington2
  1. 1The Department of Histopathology, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset, UK
  2. 2The Department of Pathology, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand
  3. 3The Department of Radiology, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand
  1. Dr Frederick G Mayall, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5DA, UK; mayallf{at}wave.co.nz

Abstract

Aims: This study set out to photograph and describe the gross appearances of fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology samples of commonly encountered lesions.

Methods: During a 2 year period, a cytopathologist photographed the gross appearances of near patient FNA samples, concentrating on commonly encountered lesions.

Results: The gross appearances are described, accompanied by photographic illustrations.

Conclusions: This paper describes and illustrates the gross appearances of FNA cytology samples of some commonly encountered lesions.

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  • Competing interests: None.

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