Journal of Cytology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2000  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155--159

Fine needle aspiration cytology in lymphnode disorders with special reference to tuberculosis


Kanchan Bhardwaj1, BL Bhardwaj2, Tirath Goyal3 
1 Lecturer, Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, India
2 Sr. Lecturer, Medicine, Government Medical College, Patiala, India
3 Chief Medical Officer (Surgical), Civil Hospital, Mohali, India

Correspondence Address:
Kanchan Bhardwaj
H.No. 651-A, Sector 65, Mohali, Chandiragh
India

132 patients of clinically significant lymphadenopathy were subjected to fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Maximum patients were from the pediatric age group (39%). Lymphnodes of the left side were involved in 54 cases (40%) followed by right side in 30 cases (22%). Tuberculosis was diagnosed in 54 cases (40%) followed by nonspecific reactive lymphadenitis which was diagnosed in 50 cases (37.8%). The acid fast bacilli (AFB) postivity in tubercular lymphadenitis was 33.33%. There was one false negative in this study. The overall accuracy of the procedure was 91.5%. FNAC is a safe, quick, reliable procedure with high diagnostic accuracy.


How to cite this article:
Bhardwaj K, Bhardwaj B L, Goyal T. Fine needle aspiration cytology in lymphnode disorders with special reference to tuberculosis.J Cytol 2000;17:155-159


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Bhardwaj K, Bhardwaj B L, Goyal T. Fine needle aspiration cytology in lymphnode disorders with special reference to tuberculosis. J Cytol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2022 May 21 ];17:155-159
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