FNAC OF HEAD & NECK LESIONS AND ITS UTILITY IN CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS: A STUDY OF 290 CASES

FNAC OF HEAD & NECK LESIONS AND ITS UTILITY IN CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS: A STUDY OF 290 CASES

Authors

  • Shaan Khetrapal HIMSR, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Sujata Jetley HIMSR, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Zeeba Jairajpuri HIMSR, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Safia Rana HIMSR, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Sunil Kohli HIMSR, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

Keywords:

Head & Neck, FNAC, Cytology

Abstract

Background: FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) is a well accepted technique and plays an important role in early diagnosis of head and neck lesions. It is a safe and inexpensive outdoor procedure.

Material and methods: This was a retrospective observational study of 290 cases of FNACs done on head and neck swellings performed as an outdoor procedure over a 26-month period from January 2011 to February 2013.

Results: Aspirates from head and neck lesions in this study were largely from lymph nodes i.e. 185(64.1%), followed by thyroid lesions 49(16.9%), 21 cases were malignant. The largest subgroup among lymph node was of granulomatous lymphadenitis comprising of 91 cases. Out of 290 cases in this study, histopathological correlation was available in 74/290 (25.51%) cases only and was consistent with the cytological diagnoses in 68(91.8%) cases and inconsistent in 6(8.2%) cases.

Conclusion: FNAC serves as a guide to the appropriate therapeutic management whether to locally excise a benign tumor or plan radical surgery and helps as an adjunct to histopathology.

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Published

2015-03-31

How to Cite

Khetrapal, S. ., Jetley, S. ., Jairajpuri, Z. ., Rana, S. ., & Kohli, S. . (2015). FNAC OF HEAD & NECK LESIONS AND ITS UTILITY IN CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS: A STUDY OF 290 CASES. National Journal of Medical Research, 5(01), 33–38. Retrieved from https://njmr.in/index.php/file/article/view/339

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