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October 14, 1988

Handbook of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Cytology

Author Affiliations

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago

JAMA. 1988;260(14):2129-2130. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410140141049

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The second edition of Dr Kline's book is composed of 15 chapters, five of which are by other contributors. The first and second chapters deal with general considerations and techniques. Imaging modalities are the subject of the third chapter, by Drs S. K. Teplick and P. K. Haskin. This very sophisticated chapter is easy to read and contains a large amount of information abstracted in a well-organized fashion.

The fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh chapters describe in great detail fine-needle—aspiration biopsy of superficial masses and organs such as lymph nodes, salivary glands, the thyroid gland, and the breast. All these chapters start with some historical facts, followed by anatomy and pathophysiology of the specific organ under discussion, some brief details of aspiration technique, and limitations and complications of fine-needle—aspiration biopsy.

In addition, a large number of entities that can be diagnosed by the procedure are described in detail with respective