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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Diagnostic accuracy of Fine needle aspiration cytology in lymphadenopathy – our experience in a tertiary care hospital


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Author Details: Meenakshisundaram K, Rajeswari K, Rajalakshmi V

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 82

Article End Page : 85


Abstract

Aim and objective: To study the different causes of lymphadenopathy and to document the various causes of enlargement of lymph nodes.
Materials and methods: 294 cases of lymphadenopathy patients were included in this study who visited the pathology department in our medical college hospital from January 2014 to September 2015. For each patient, minimum four smears were made from each site of aspiration and smears are stained with Papanicolaou stain routinely and special stains were used wherever necessary arose.
Results and conclusion: Accuracy of diagnosis was more than 95% in most of the cases and 100% in metastatic diseases. Subtyping of Non Hodgkin lymphoma was not possible as histopathology and Immunohistochemistry are gold standards for these lymphomas.

Key words: FNAC, lymph nodes, metastasis, Hodgkin lymphoma, granuloma.