Volume : 5
Issue : 4
Online ISSN : 2394-6792
Print ISSN : 2394-6784
Article First Page : 571
Article End Page : 573
Introduction: The incidence of testicular lumps has continuously increased in recent decades. FNAC serves as an important tool to diagnose and provide sufficient information for the initiation of treatment without need for an open biopsy.
Objectives: To find out spectrum of lesions in testicular swellings on FNAC excluding apart from infertility causes and to establish it as a promising diagnostic tool.
Materials and Methods: This is a study done at advanced cytology center. It is a retrospective study spanning over a period of 5 years. A total of 418 male patients with testicular lesion were subjected for FNAC. Demographic data and cause for FNAC were noted down. Diagnostic contribution of FNAC was evaluated taking clinical outcome after treatment or histopathology done in case of neoplastic lesion.
Results: The age range was 10 years to 75 years. Mean age was 36 years. Predominant lesions were of infectious causes, most common malignancy found was seminoma.
Conclusion: FNAC was observed to be capable of providing near correct diagnosis in most cases which was proved later on either on treatment or histopathology.
Keywords: Testis, Fine needle aspiration cytology testicular tumours.