Cytological Profile of Lymphadenopathies at Tertiary Health Care Institute


Rajiv Jadhav
Archana M Ukey (Patil)


Background: Lymph node aspiration is of great value for diagnosis of lymphadenitis, lymphomas and metastatic carcinoma. FNAC is a simple, minimally invasive investigative procedure, producing speedy result and is inexpensive with low complication rate Objectives: To study and classify various lymphadenitis using FNAC. Results and Conclusion: Majority of study participants [186(97.89%)] had localized lymphadenopathy and 4(2.11%) had generalized lymphadenopathy. Most commmonsite involved was cervical lymph nodes. 147 (77.64%) lesions were non-neoplastic while 43 (22.36%) were neoplastic; most of them being metastatic. Tubercular lymphadenitis was diagnosed on cytology in 45 cases.


How to Cite
Jadhav, R., & Ukey (Patil), A. M. (2016). Cytological Profile of Lymphadenopathies at Tertiary Health Care Institute. MVP Journal of Medical Sciences. Retrieved from


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