Ultrasound Guided Breast Cyst Aspiration
Cyst aspiration, or fine-needle aspiration, is a biopsy procedure that uses a thin needle to draw fluid from a breast abnormality. The procedure is most often performed to drain a benign fluid-filled cyst and is done with local anesthetic. Once drained, the skin in that area should return to being flat and smooth. Although most cysts are benign, all extracted fluid is sent to a pathologist for examination and to verify that the fluid does not contain suspicious cells. Should the area turn out to be a solid mass or the fluid suspicious, an additional biopsy may be recommended. At ARYA STANA BONE & BREAST CARE, we take every precaution to make sure that your breast health is protected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need anesthesia for a breast cyst aspiration?
A local anesthetic is applied to numb the area.
How long does a breast cyst aspiration take?
We ask patients to allocate 1 hour for their appointment. This gives us time to administer the local anesthetic, perform the biopsy, and address any concerns.
Do I need a referral to have a breast cyst aspiration?
If you have seen your Doctor prior to your appointment you may be referred for a biopsy.
If you have any symptoms and concerns and make an appointment directly you do not need a referral.