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Fine Needle Aspriation of Palpable Masses

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 14 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1308
  1. M Wolfendale

    Michael W Stanley, Torsten lowhagen Butterworth-Heinemann (pounds sterling )50, pp 156 Isbn 0-7506-9455-6

    Stanley and Lowhagen's book is eminently practical and contains much useful advice on the whole range of the practice of fine needle aspiration. As the authors emphasise, it is failures in sampling and preparation of aspirates rather than the diagnostic shortcomings of the cytological examination that limit the success of this useful and inexpensive technique.

    The recent proliferation of books on fine needle aspiration bears witness to a resurgence of interest in it, but they …

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