Research Article| Volume 4, ISSUE 1, P89-98, March 1984

Download started.


Limitations and Value of Aspiration Cytology

      This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.
      The successes of aspiration cytology have enhanced its popularity over the past few years. Now the limitations of the technique are becoming apparent. This article reviews the uses and contraindications for the detection of benign and malignant lesions in various body sites.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribers receive full online access to your subscription and archive of back issues up to and including 2002.

      Content published before 2002 is available via pay-per-view purchase only.


      Subscribe to Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


      1. Barnard, R. O.: Smear preparations in the diagnosis of malignant lesions of CNS. In Koss, L. G., and Coleman, D. V. (eds): Advances in Clinical Cytology. Butterworth and Company, 1981.

        • Bell D.A.
        • Hajdu S.I.
        • Urban J.A.
        • et al.
        Role of aspiration cytology in the diagnosis and management of mammary lesions in office practice.
        Cancer. 1983; 51: 1182-1187
        • Betsill W.L.
        • Hajdu S.I.
        Percutaneous aspiration biopsy of lymph nodes.
        Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 1980; 73: 471-479
        • Brifford M.
        • Geutile A.
        • Hebert H.
        Cytopuncture in the follow-up of heart carcinoma.
        ActaCytol. 1982; 26: 195-200
        • Christopherson W.M.
        Cytologic detection and diagnosis of cancer.
        Cancer. 1983; 51: 1201-1208
        • Crain B.J.
        • Bigner S.H.
        • Johnston W.W.
        Fine needle aspiration of the deep cerebrum.
        Acta Cytol. 1982; 26: 772-778
        • Frable W.J.
        • Frable M.A.
        Thin needle aspiration: The diagnosis of head and neck tumors revisited.
        Cancer. 1979; 43: 1541-1548
        • Hajdu S.I.
        Aspiration biopsy of primary malignant bone tumor.
        Rad Ther One. 1975; 10: 73-81
        • Hajdu S.I.
        • Ashton P.R.
        • Carter D.
        • et al.
        Diagnostic cytology seminar.
        Acta Cytol. 1982; 26: 851-882
      2. Hajdu, S. I., and Melamed, M. R.: Limitations of aspiration cytology. Acta Cytol. (in press).

        • Hamburger B.
        • Gharib H.
        • et al.
        Fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules: Impact on thyroid practice and cost of care.
        Am. J. Med. 1982; 73: 381-384
        • Keru W.
        Hormone receptor levels and aspiration cytology in cancer of the breast.
        Am. J. Clin. Pathol. 1982; 78: 847-849
        • Mavec P.
        • Eneroth C.M.
        • Franzen S.
        • et al.
        Aspiration biopsy of salivary gland tumors.
        Acta Otolaryngol. 1964; 58: 471
        • Miller J.M.
        • Hamburger T.I.
        • Kini S.
        Diagnosis of thyroid modules: Use of fine needle aspiration and needle biopsy.
        J.A.M.A. 1979; 241: 481-484
        • Orell S.R.
        Editorial: Fine needle aspiration biopsy in perspective.
        Pathology. 1982; 14: 113-114
        • Saginoghi N.
        • Ozgonul T.
        • Muderris S.
        Diagnostic intraocular cytology.
        Acta Cytol. 1980; 24: 391
        • Sinner W.N.
        Pulmonary neoplasm diagnosed with transthoracic needle biopsy.
        Cancer. 1979; 43: 1533-1540
        • Sterrett G.
        • et al.
        The fine needle aspiration cytology of mediastinal lesions.
        Cancer. 1983; 51: 127-135
        • Tao L.C.
        • et al.
        Percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsy: Its value to clinical practice.
        Cancer. 1980; 45: 1480-1485
        • Zaman M.B.
        • Hajdu S.I.
        • Melamed M.R.
        • et al.
        Role of percutaneous aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of intrathoracic lesions.
        Acta Cytol. 1982; 26 ([Abstract]): 727