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Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology for diagnosis of mass lesions of liver.
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PMID:  14747780     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The therapeutic and prognostic evaluation of malignant neoplasia of liver depends mostly on morphologic diagnosis. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of liver has been proved to be a rapid, reliable and cost-effective method for cytological diagnosis of hepatic mass lesions. This study was undertaken to find out the frequency of different benign and malignant space occupying lesions (SOL) of liver from patients attending for FNAC in Mymensingh. Ultrasound guided FNAC was performed on 108 patients with hepatic mass lesions from September 2, 2001 to August 19, 2003. There were 67 (62.0%) males and 41 (37.96%) females with a mean age 53 year (SD +/- 14) ranging from 2 to 83 years. Samples were adequate in 101 (93.5%) and inadequate in 7 (6.5%). Out of 101 adequate samples only one was benign (liver abscess) and 100 were malignant. Of the malignant lesions hepatoblastoma was in 1 (1%), hepatocellular carcinomas in 8 (8%), metastatic adenocarcinomas in 73 (73%) and unclassified malignancies were in 18 (18%). Most of the hepatocellular carcinomas occurred in males (7 in 8). The frequency of metastatic adenocarcinoma was more in males (39 vs. 34) but the difference is not significant (p > 0.05). Ultrasound guided FNAC of liver is a rapid, reliable and cost-effective diagnostic method. It can be practice in any centres where ultrasound facility and specialist pathologists are available.
S I Talukder; M H Huq; M A Haque; S Rahman; S M Islam; G A Hossain; C B Sarker; A F Saleh; M M Rahman; M S Ali
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1022-4742     ISO Abbreviation:  Mymensingh Med J     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-28     Completed Date:  2004-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9601799     Medline TA:  Mymensingh Med J     Country:  Bangladesh    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Aged, 80 and over
Biopsy, Fine-Needle / methods*
Child, Preschool
Hepatoblastoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Liver / pathology*,  ultrasonography
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Sensitivity and Specificity

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