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FNAC in the diagnosis of lymph node malignancies: A simple and sensitive tool.
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PMID:  22754204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the lymph node is a simple diagnostic tool to diagnose suspected and unsuspected secondary and primary lymph node malignancy.
AIM: To study the utility of FNAC in the diagnosis of clinically suspected and unsuspected lymph node malignancy.
DESIGN: A cross-sectional hospital based study on 50 patients diagnosed to have primary or secondary lymph node malignancy by cytology, and confirmed by histopathology.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lymph node aspirate smears reported as malignant were studied and the findings were correlated with histopathology. Clinical and radiological data were also noted.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: The data were tabulated as per the involvement of the various lymph node groups and the types of secondary and primary lymph node malignancies involved.
RESULTS: 45 cases of metastatic malignancy and five cases of lymphomas were diagnosed by FNAC of lymph nodes. Histopathological correlation was available in all cases. Malignancy was clinically unsuspected in nine cases (18%).
CONCLUSION: FNAC of lymph nodes is a very useful, simple and sometimes the only tool in the diagnosis of lymph node malignancies.
Anne R Wilkinson; Sadhana D Mahore; Sabiha A Maimoon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical and paediatric oncology : official journal of Indian Society of Medical & Paediatric Oncology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0975-2129     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9604571     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pathology, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Digdoh Hills, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
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