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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2013 pp 138-140

Research Article

Fine Needle Aspiration – A Magical Tool to Diagnose Malignant Lymphadenopathy


Shamim sheikh1, Jignesh K.Parmar2

{1Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor} Department of pathology, Shri M.P. Shah government Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujrat, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Aim: Usefulness of FNAC in diagnosis of enlarged lymphnode in suspected cases for malignancy. Study design: Study material comprise of 72 lymphnode aspirate diagnosed malignant on cytology out of total 262 cases of lymphnode aspiration in a year 2012. Material and Method: Lymphnode aspirate found malignant on cytology were studied and correlated with clinical and radiological data. Observation: Out of total 72 lymphnode aspirate 61 cases shows metastasis while 11 cases shows primary malignancy of lymphnode - lymphoma. Data were arranged according to lymphnode group involved with primary site and morphological diagnosis with involved lymphnode group. Results: Males were found more affected than females. Cervical lymphnode is the commonest group involved .Metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma was the most common diagnosis made on cytology. Conclusion: FNAC is found simple and very useful tool for diagnosis with almost 100% specificity in cases of metastasis.