Diagnostic efficacy of fine needle aspiration cytology in the evaluation of neoplastic lymph node lesions

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Radhika Yajaman Gurumurthy., Rajaram T and Sharmila P S

Lymphadenopathy is one of the common conditions encountered in clinical practice. This work was done with the aim of studying the efficacy of FNAC in diagnosis of neoplastic lymph node lesions. This study was carried out on 390 patients with clinically significant lymphadenopathy at Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore from may 2013 to may 2015. Histopathological examination of the lymph node biopsy specimens were also done and results were correlated with cytological diagnosis wherever possible. The diagnostic efficacy of FNAC in the present study was as follows: Sensitivity: 66.67%, Specificity: 100%, Positive predictive value: 100%, Negative predictive value: 86.96%.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.4917.0613