Case Studies | Pathology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
Cytological Evaluation of Lymphadenopathies - A Study of 115 Cases
Abstract: Introduction: Lymph nodes are common sites of clinical presentation of many of the manifestations non-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases. FNAC a simple relatively non-invasive procedure which can be employed in diagnosis of superficial lesions of the body. Materials & methods: The current study is a prospective study performed on a total of 115 patients over duration from 1st March 2022 to 30th April 2022. The data was collected in cytopathology section of tertiary care teaching hospital, Ahmedabad from the patients referred from OPDs or indoor during the period of study. Result: In present study, Out of 115 cases maximum cases are of Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis 36 (31.3 %) followed by Reactive lymphadenitis 23 (20%). Cases of Chronic non-specific lymphadenitis are 21(18.2 %).11 (9.5%) cases are suspicious for TB,10 (8.6%) cases are of metastatic SCC,8 (6.9%) cases of abscess , 2 cases of necrotizing squamous cell carcinoma, 1 case of Poorly Differentiated Carcinoma,Hodgkin lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Malignant Epithelial Carcinoma. Conclusion: FNAC is a simple, safe, reliable, and inexpensive method that could be employed in cytological study and early detection of inflammatory, reactive and neoplastic conditions leading to clinical lymphadenopathy.
Keywords: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC), Lymphadenopathy
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,
Pages: 230 - 234