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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Ultrasound guided FNAC of focal lesions of liver


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Author Details : R Rajyalakshmi, V Rajani*

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 143-146


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Abstract

Introduction: The liver is a common location for primary as well as secondary malignant tumours, and
the clinical and imaging findings are usually nonspecific. Though histopathology is the gold standard,
ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology offers promising results.
Materials and Methods: A total number of 38 patients with single and multiple space-occupying lesions
of the liver, were subjected to ultrasound-guided FNAC and the cytology features were analyzed.
Results: The present study included hepatocellular carcinoma (11), hepatoblastoma (1), and metastatic
deposits (19). Four cases were inflammatory, and the rest were cell poor and inconclusive.
Conclusion: Ultrasound guided FNAC is an affordable and accurate means of confirming the diagnosis of
the primary and secondary malignant tumors of the liver.

Keywords: FNAC, Focal liver lesions, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Adenocarcinoma, Hepatoblastoma.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2020.027

How to cite : Rajyalakshmi R, Rajani V, Ultrasound guided FNAC of focal lesions of liver. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2020;7(1):143-146

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