FNAC is a Primary Diagnostic Tool in Thyroid Swelling

Kamini Patel, Amit Patel, Kamlesh Shah, Niraj Patel
2014 Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia  
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is regarded as the gold standard investigation in diagnosis & managment of thyroid swellings , also distinguish benign and malignant lesions, especially to rule out need of surgery. To study role of FNAC in Thyroid lesions.2) To correlate the cytological findings with histopathological diagnosis. A Total of 79 patients with Thyroid swellings submitted for fine needle aspiration cytology at GMERS Medical College and hospital Valsad, between January 2012 to
more » ... ecember 2013 were studied. Out of 79 cases,female patient outnumbered male patients , majority of cases were non neoplastic 74 cases (93.68%), whereas 5 cases (6.32%) were neoplastic. Tissue examination was available for subsequent histopathological correlation in 19 cases. Fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid swelling provides a reliable diagnosis and is an excellent first line method for investigating the nature of lesion.FNAC show good histopathological correlation.
doi:10.13005/bbra/1597 fatcat:sz5g4gavv5gnpjyjp4mowjlmta