Halamandge Vijay, Rajesh Para, Veerandra Patil
2014 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a well-established investigation step in the evaluation of patients in current clinical practice. However there is little awareness about the best practices in this field of cytology both among clinicians and some pathologists. It is our endeavour to discuss the interpretation of FNA smears and in the process highlight the best way this investigation can be carried out for getting the best out of this rapidly evolving investigation method. We wish to
more » ... thod. We wish to highlight the importance of clinical examination of the patient before smears can be interpreted, an important step often neglected or ignored in today's busy practice. A properly done FNAC is one of the best, cheap, least traumatic, conclusive tools of investigation available for clinicians.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2014/176 fatcat:ltp5wsda75bq7awlzd2int6q3a