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Fine needle aspiration of hepatic colorectal metastases: BMJ enters arena of tabloid journalism

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:290
  1. Anton E Joseph (, consultant radiologist
  1. Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey CR7 7YE

    EDITOR—That the BMJ decided to publish the lesson of the week by Metcalfe et al with an eye catching title smacking of tabloid journalism is most surprising.1 To dismiss outright as useless and dangerous the procedure of fine needle aspiration of suspected colorectal metastases will raise serious doubts in the minds of many clinicians of the safety of this procedure, not only in colorectal metastases but in any liver …

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