Home | About us | Editorial Board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Online submissionContact Us   |  Subscribe   |  Advertise   |  Login  Page layout
Wide layoutNarrow layoutFull screen layout
Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
  Users Online: 2079   Home Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Year : 1996  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-23

A Comparison Of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Lymphnode Biopsy And Mycobacterial Culture In The Diagnosis Of Cervical Lymphadenitis



Correspondence Address:
N. K Jain


Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

100 consecutive patients with cervical lymphadenitis were studied by clinical, bacteriological, histopathological and cytological methods. Taking histological examination as reliable diagnostic criterion, 64.0 per cent were found to be tuberculous, 9.0 per cent chronic nonspecific laymphadenitis, 11.0 per cent reactive hyperplasia, 4.0 per cent acute infective lymphadenitis, 3.0 per cent sinus histioytosis, 2.0 per cent lymphoma, and 7.0 per cent metastatic lymphadenitis. On FNAC, 81.2 per cent of tuberculous, 74.0 per cent nonspecific and 88.0 per cent of malignant lymphadenitis cases could be correctly diagnosed. However, the procedure was associated with an overdiagnosis of reactive hyperplasia and chronic nonspecific lymphdenitis in 70 and 70.6 per cent cases respectively. FNAC proves to be a satisfactory tool in the diagnosis of cervical lymphdenitis. The procedure is simple, safe, repeatable, and inexpensive and can be recommended on outpatient basis even in peripheral hospitals and dispensaries. However, histopathological examination is required for definitive confirmation in patients of reactive hyperplasia and chronic nonspecific lymphadenitis diagnosed by FNAC.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed383    
    Printed34    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded113    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal