NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I have been told I have a complex hypoechoic nodule that is 5 mm. They are going to doa fine needle biopsy. The nurse told me this is a solid. How can they do a FNA?
FNA can be done to drain cysts, but it can also be used to sample solid nodules. The cells withdrawn can be examined by a cytopathologist.
Doreen M Agnese, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University