Today's Daily Dose: Aspiration biopsy

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Some advice on performing biopsies of neck masses.

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“Using ultrasound guidance to perform fine-needle aspiration biopsy is preferred for tumors of the neck, helping you avoid large vessels and distinguish thyroid gland tumors from other masses such as enlarged lymph nodes, abscesses, salivary mucoceles, granulomas, or neoplasia involving other tissues.”

-Andrea B. Flory, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)

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