Meaning of fine needle aspiration in English:

fine needle aspiration


mass nounMedicine
  • A procedure in which a thin needle is used to draw cells or fluid from a lump or mass under the skin.

    ‘We report a case of nodular cervical thymic tissue in an infant diagnosed by fine needle aspiration.’
    • ‘We describe an infant with an asymptomatic cervical thymic mass diagnosed by fine needle aspiration.’
    • ‘Outpatient pathological sampling of a palpable lymph node is performed by fine needle aspiration cytology.’
    • ‘Sperm may be obtained from the testicle using needle biopsy or fine needle aspiration.’
    • ‘A fine needle aspiration just obtains individual cells.’