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Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of mediastinal lymph nodes: Experience from region with high prevalence of tuberculosis.
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PMID:  21538959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Utility of EUS-FNA in diagnosing granulomatous lesions of mediastinum in regions with high prevalence of tuberculosis has not yet been evaluated. In the present study, utility and limitations of EUS-FNA of mediastinal lesions from a tertiary care center with high prevalence of tuberculosis were studied. All cases where EUS-FNA had been performed to diagnose mediastinal lymphadenopathy from January 2006 to December 2008 were retrieved from the files of cytopathology laboratory. These were reviewed by the cytopathologist. Two hundred and eighty one EUS-FNA aspirates from 269 patients were evaluated. Satisfactory aspirates were available in 259 cases. A cytological diagnosis of granulomatous lymphadenitis was rendered in 206 cases. Of these, tuberculosis could be established as an etiology in 76 cases and sarcoidosis in 7 cases only. In remaining 123 cases the etiology of granulomatous lymphadenitis could not be established and clinical correlation was suggested. Malignancies were diagnosed or suspected in 24 and 5 cases, respectively. The study highlights that the dilemma of tuberculosis versus sarcoidosis persists in regions with high prevalence of tuberculosis. However, EUS-FNA is useful in diagnosing unsuspected malignancies and confirming the presence of granulomatous lymphadenitis. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2011; © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Varsha Manucha; Gagandeep Kaur; Kusum Verma
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic cytopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0339     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-5-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8506895     Medline TA:  Diagn Cytopathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Pathology, Cytopathology Division, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi 110060, India.
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