Diagnostic Accuracy of FNAC – Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Thyroid Lesions while taking Histopathology as Gold Standard

  • NAVID QURESHI, IMTIAZ HUSSAIN, FAROGH ZAHRA
Keywords: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Histopathology Correlation.

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to prove the efficacy of thyroid FNAC in cases benign non-neoplastic lesions and malignant lesions.

Study Design: Cross Sectional Survey

Setting: Department of Pathology (Histopathology Section), Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore

Subject and Methods: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) was used as a diagnostic procedure in the Department of Pathology (Histopathology Section), Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, for the past fifteen years. We have collected the data for past 4 years, (from 2003 to 2007), of FNAC and correlated with Histopathology. We included 130 cases, in which FNAC was done followed by surgery.

Results: In this study diagnostic accuracy of FNAC in cases of benign lesions was 86.95%, and it was 13.05% in cases of neoplastic lesions.

Conclusion: According to this study the efficacy of FNAC is high in cases of benign and malignant lesions except for follicular adenoma/carcinoma whose diagnosis is based on biopsy rather than cytology.

Published
2018-11-22
How to Cite
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FAROGH ZAHRA NQIH. Diagnostic Accuracy of FNAC – Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Thyroid Lesions while taking Histopathology as Gold Standard. J Fatima Jinnah Med Univ [Internet]. 22Nov.2018 [cited 30Sep.2022];9(1). Available from: https://jfjmu.com/index.php/ojs/article/view/118