International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Photo Essay | Pathology | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Findings in Lymphadenopathy of Pediatric Age Group in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Dr. P. Parvathy | Dr. Hansa Goswami [15] | Dr. Urvi Parikh [3]

Abstract: Introduction: Lymph nodes are normal structures, and certain lymph nodes may be palpable in a healthy patient, particularly in a young child. Conversely, the presence of abnormally enlarged lymph nodes (?lymphadenopathy?) can be a clue to a serious underlying systemic disease, and the differential diagnosis of lymphadenopathy can be broad. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is particularly helpful workup in cases of lymphadenopathy. Objective: To study various pathological lesions of lymph node in pediatric age group. Material & Methods: This was an observational study over a period of 3 years, i.e from September 1, 2018 to August 31,2021 in the Department of Pathology. Total number of cases during study period was 258. Patients of age < 18 years presenting with lymphadenopathy to cytopathology section of tertiary care teaching hospital, Ahmedabad were included in the study. Sample with inadequate material aren?t included in the study. Result: Most common age group who underwent FNAC was between age group of 14-17 years of age. Most common pathological finding was Chronic Nonspecific Lymphadenitis in 41.9% of cases and TB Lymphadenitis (35.3%) being second most common finding. Conclusion: FNAC is an expeditious diagnostic tool for lymphadenopathy in pediatric age group which is less painful and inexpensive. In developing country like India, it is of great value to differentiate benign causes of lymphadenopathy like TB lymphadenitis from malignant causes of lymphadenopathy and of help to clinician for early management of patients.

Keywords: Lymphadenopathy, Pediatric, FNAC

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,

Pages: 831 - 833

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