Definition of Aspiration:

Inhalation, or removal of fluids or gases from a cavity using suction.

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“...A fine-needle aspiration biopsy involves inserting a thin needle to remove a small amount of tissue, sometimes using CT or ultrasound to guide the needle...”

Bulimic Tendency

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“...Other causes of a higher mortality rate include the consequences of chronic vomiting: aspiration pneumonia, gastric or esophageal rupture, acute gastric dilation, tooth decay and pancreatitis...”
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Esophageal Stricture (narrowing)

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“...There is also an increased risk (with regurgitation) of having food, fluid, or vomitus enter the lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia.”

Kidney Cancer

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“...Cystoscopy (to rule out blood in the urine that results from other health problems such as kidney stones or traumatic kidney injury); Fine needle aspiration.  Factors that are considered include the patient's age and overall health and the extent to which the cancer has spread...”


...the condition
“...If leukemia is suspected then the next step is bone marrow aspiration or biopsy...”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...or choking); Severe abdominal pain; Vomiting; A diagnostic workup generally includes several of the following: Abdominal ultrasound; Abdominal CT scan or MRI; Complete blood count; Liver abscess aspiration (verifies bacterial infection); Liver scan; Liver function tests; Blood test; Stool test; When detected in time, a liver abscess is usually treatable...”

Male Breast Cancer

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“...Because most cases present with a palpable mass, fine needle aspiration cytology is extremely useful...”
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Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...Bone marrow aspiration or bone marrow biopsy can detect an increase in the number of plasma cells in the bone marrow...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

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“...Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy with cytogenetic studies are required in most, but not all, patients...”

Parkinson's Disease

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“...Other possible complications that can increase risk of death include aspiration (breathing in food or foreign objects), deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.”


...the condition
“...This is known as aspiration pneumonia...”


...the condition
“...Less common causes of steatorrhea require further diagnostic testing (e.g. duodenal aspiration for Giardia, serum gastrin for Zollinger-Ellison disease, etc...”

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“...Suprapubic transabdominal needle aspiration of the bladder...”
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