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A Comparative Study of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) and Fine Needle Non-aspiration Cytology (FNNAC) Technique in Lesions of Thyroid Gland.
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PMID:  22851843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study was done to compare diagnostic yield by fine needle non aspiration technique (FNNAC) with Fine Needle Aspiration cytology (FNAC) of lesions in thyroid gland. FNNAC and FNAC both were performed on 69 patients presenting with thyroid lesions, except those suffering from thyrotoxicosis. Smears were then cytologically interpreted by a single pathologist as unsuitable, diagnostically adequate or diagnostically superior for opinion, without the knowledge of sampling method employed. Slides were evaluated for following aspects namely cellularity, presence of colloid, inflammatory cell, hemosiderin laden macrophages, papillary clusters nuclear overlapping, nuclear grooving, hurthle cells. FNNAC gave better results in form of better quality of cellularity and less field obscurity by blood in lesions of thyroid. Diagnostically superior specimens were obtained more frequently by FNNAC, so this technique should be used alone or in tandem with FNAC for better diagnostic yield.
Authors:
L Ramachandra; Ranjini Kudva; B H Anand Rao; Saurabh Agrawal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0972-2068     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373026     Medline TA:  Indian J Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-90     Citation Subset:  OM    
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