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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 3 July -Sep 2018

Original Articles

Evaluation Of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology For The Diagnosis Of Superficial Soft Tissue Lesions
Himanshu Chauhan

Background: FNAC has been gaining importance as a result of its cheap cost, easy performance, safety, along with fair specificity and specificity, especially in terms of sorting out malignant cases. Apart from its use in recurrent and metastatic cases, FNAC has been identified as a useful diagnostic technique in the initial diagnosis of STTs. Aim of the study: For evaluation of the efficacy of FNAC in diagnosis of superficial soft tissue lesions. Materials and methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Pathology of the Medical institute. For the study, we selected patients who were referred to Department of Pathology of diagnosis of superficial soft tissue masses with FNAC. The subjects with lesions in the head and neck region were excluded from the study. A total of 40 patients were selected for the study. For the FNAC procedure, Franzenís type aspiration handle and 20cc syringes were employed for aspiration of the sample from the soft tissue lesions. Results: In the present study, we studied a total of 40 cases. The number of benign cases was 29 and the number of malignant cases was 11, malignant fibrous histiocytoma was the most frequent malignant lesion and lipoma was the most frequent benign lesion (n=12). Conclusion: FNAC is a highly reliable and cheap alternative to costly diagnostic imaging modalities for initial diagnosis of superficial soft tissue lesions. Keywords: FNAC, cytology, histology

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