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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-113

Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in epididymal nodules

1 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Fr MuIler Medical College, Mangalore, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Fr MuIler Medical College, Mangalore, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Department of Surgery, Fr MuIler Medical College, Mangalore, India
4 Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, AJ Institute of Health Sciences, Mangalore, India

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H Fernandes
Assoc Prof, Dept of Pathology, Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Fine needle aspiration of testis and scrotal lesions is not commonly done. FNA was done in 18 patients with epididymal nodules or thickening. Epididymal nodules constituted 0.6% of total FN As done over a period of five years. Granulomatous lesions were the commonest. Spermatocele and adenomatoid tumours were next common lesions encountered. Six cases were available for histopathologic correlation. Diagnostic accuracy in these cases was 100%. Most of the epididymal nodules were non-neoplastic, which is in keeping with the high prevalence of tuberculosis and filariasis in our region. Thus FNAC served as an important tool to screen and diagnose all palpable lesions of epididymis and should be used with increased frequency.

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