• In five patients, specimens of discrete, subepidermal lid tumors were successfully aspirated with 22- to 24-gauge spinal needles and diagnosed cytologically. The simplicity, rapidity of diagnosis, and high accuracy of cytodiagnosis should make it a popular method for the evaluation of clinically puzzling subepidermal lid tumors.
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