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needle core biopsy

A procedure in which tissue is removed from an organ or lymph node using a needle….

fine needle aspiration (FNA)

A biopsy procedure in which a fine needle is placed into a lump to extract cells.

cone biopsy

Removal of a cone-shaped piece of the cervix for examination under a microscope.


The removal of a small sample of tissue from the body for examination under a microscope to help diagnose a disease.

sentinel node biopsy

Removal of the sentinel node. If this is clear, no further lymph nodes are removed….

lumbar puncture

A test where a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid. Also called a spinal tap.

endometrial aspiration

Removing the lining of the uterus (endometrium) through a needle.


A procedure in which a hollow needle is inserted between the ribs in order to drain excess fluid. Also called a pleural tap….