ABSTRACT: Fine Needle Aspiration May Shed Breast Cells into Peripheral
Blood as Determined by RT-PCR
Objective: A diagnostic test applying reverse-transcriptase chain reaction
(RT-PCR) assay targeted against cytokeratin 19 (CK19), cytokeratin
20 (CK20) and the [beta]-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin
([beta]-hCG) mRNAs was used to evaluate the impact of fine needle aspiration
(FNA) on breast cell shedding into peripheral blood.
Conclusion: FNA to breast tumor may cause hematogenous dissemination of
Ann's NOTE: What this means is that like a surgical biopsy, it is possible to spread malignant cells through the blood stream by the fine needle aspiration. (NOT GOOD NEWS).
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