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Fine needle aspiration of hepatic colorectal metastases: Fine needle aspiration has its place

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:290
  1. Álvaro Sanz, assistant professor,
  2. María L del Valle, assistant professor
  1. Oncology Department, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Avenida de Ramón y Cajal 3, 47005 Valladolid, Spain

    Editor—Metcalfe et al underline the risks of fine needle aspiration cytology for hepatic colorectal metastases, but their proposed contraindication of fine needle aspiration and the possible diagnostic alternatives for liver lesions without apparent primary malignancy are not evidence …

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