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Complications of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

  • Yasuhiro ItoEmail author
  • Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa
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Abstract

Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most useful technique available to diagnose thyroid nodules. Recent progress in ultrasound-guided FNAB has enabled us to detect even very small thyroid nodules. Although FNAB is generally a safe technique, several complications have been reported. In this chapter, the prominent complications of FNAB are described.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKuma HospitalKobeJapan
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic Pathology and CytologyKuma HospitalKobeJapan

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