Successful Introduction of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Diagnosis of Pediatric Lymphadenopathy

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Abstract

Accurate and rapid diagnosis of extrapulmonary nodal tuberculosis in children is of paramount importance. This retrospective study performed at Tygerberg Hospital using data from the laboratory records between January 1, 2004 and June 30, 2014 demonstrates how since the introduction laboratory-run FNAB service; fine needle aspiration biopsy has become an acceptable and routine diagnostic procedure for triage of pediatric lymphadenopathy.

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