DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20170613

A study of fine needle aspiration cytology in salivary gland lesions in a rural population

Anil R. Joshi, Dnyaneshwar S. Jadhav, Balaji D. Baste, Shweta K. Ranka

Abstract


Background: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of suspected salivary gland lesions has an established role in preoperative diagnosis and management of patients. However diverse morphological patterns and overlapping features make it a challenging job, to give a precise diagnosis at times.

Methods: This was a prospective study done from October 2011 to October 2013. Fine needle aspiration cytology was performed in 64 patients with clinically significant salivary gland lesions.

Results: Fine needle aspiration cytology categorized 38 (59.4%) of the salivary gland lesions as neoplastic and 26 (40.6 %) as non- neoplastic lesions. Amongst the neoplastic lesions, 86.9% were benign and 13.2% were malignant cases.

Conclusions: FNAC of the salivary gland is simple, cheap, safe and reliable technique in the primary diagnosis of salivary gland lesions.


Keywords


FNAC, Salivary gland, Neoplastic, Non-neoplastic

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