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Articles by Anjani Shidham in JoVE
Preparation and Using Phantom Lesions to Practice Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies Vinod B. Shidham1, George M. Varsegi1, Krista D'Amore1, Anjani Shidham2 1Department of Pathology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2BioInnovation LLC Practicing of fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) by trainees is relatively challenging, due to the lack of an easily available, appropriate lesion. Preparation of an AV phantom lesion for practicing the FNAB procedure and mastering proficiency is relatively easy.
Other articles by Anjani Shidham on PubMed
Tissue Harvester with Functional Valve (THFV): Shidham's Device for Reproducibly Higher Specimen Yield by Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy with Easy to Perform Steps BMC Clinical Pathology. 2007 | Pubmed ID: 17343753 Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) cytology has been a highly effective methodology for tissue diagnosis and for various ancillary studies including molecular tests. In addition to other benefits, FNAB predominantly retrieves the diagnostic loosely cohesive cells in the lesion as compared to the adjacent supporting stroma with relatively higher cohesiveness. However, FNAB procedure performed with currently available resources is highly skill dependent with inter-performer variability, which compromises its full potential as a diagnostic tool. In this study we report a device overcoming these limitations.