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IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and Oncology

Role of FNAC in thyroid lesions

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Author Details : Shobha SN, Rajashekar YR

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 6-7

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Aim: Study is done to know the sensitivity and specificity of FNAC in thyroid lesions.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study was done in 50 cases in which cytological diagnosis was obtained. Histopathological correlation was done wherever possible.
Result: Out of 50 cases thyroid lesions 25 cases were reported as colloid goiter, 15 cases were reported as hashimotos Thyroiditis, 5 cases of adenomatous goiter and 3 case was reported as papillary carcinoma of thyroid. 1 case of medullary carcinoma and 1 case of anaplastic carcinoma was reported. Histopathological study was done where ever specimen was obtained.
Conclusion: FNAC has a significant role in thyroid lesions as it is 100 % sensitive and specific in its diagnosis compared to histopathology.

FNAC, Thyroid, Goiter, Carcinoma.

How to cite : Shobha Sn, Rajashekar Yr, Role of FNAC in thyroid lesions. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2017;2(1):6-7

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