What is Fine needle aspiration?

Category: Procedures

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Fine needle aspiration, also called fine needle biopsy, is a technique that allows a biopsy of various bumps and lumps.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Thyroid nodule 4 2
Breast lump(s) 1 0
Enlarged or swollen parotid gland 1 3
Follicular lymphoma 1 0
Lymphoepithelial cyst 1 3
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fine needle aspiration

Side effect Patients
Hashimoto's thyroiditis 1
Neck pain 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Fine needle aspiration

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
every 3 weeks 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 2
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