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Can Fam Physician. 1983 May;29:986-90.

The aspir-gun: when to draw: the technique of aspiration biopsy.

Abstract

Aspiration biopsy cytology or fine needle aspiration is a well-established, safe, highly reliable, inexpensive diagnostic procedure which must be distinguished from the more familiar `needle biopsy'. The Aspir-Gun, a plastic syringe `pistol', makes the technique simple enough for use in a solo practitioner's office. Since it is cheaper to send slides to referral centres than patients, it has a special screening value for doctors in isolated areas. Indications are discussed, with emphasis on those anatomic sites and palpable masses, which have practical application for the primary care physician.

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21283378
PMCID:
PMC2153836
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