FNAB of a Subcutaneous Soft Tissue Cheek Mass
Danielle M. Tetreault, MS, CT(ASCP)MB
Presentation Date: October 2013; Expires: October 2016
This is a 52-year-old male who incidentally noted a left cheek nodule two weeks prior to presentation. There is no known history of malignancy or trauma. Examination of the left cheek demonstrates a firm, mobile, non tender 1 cm mass in the subcutaneous tissue. Based on the clinical history and physical examination, an FNAB was warranted. The procedure performed consisted of three aspirates using 23 (x1) and 25 (x2) gauge needles without anesthesia and without complications. Slides were smeared and additional tissue was submitted for cell block preparation.