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Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020
Article Page : 152-157
Introduction: FNAC is a minimally invasive technique which is additionally also safe and reliable. It
plays a significant role in salivary gland cytology in view of the nonuniformity of salivary gland neoplasms
and therefore the limitations of incisional or core needle biopsy in salivary gland. 1 This study aims at the
important role of FNAC in the preoperative diagnosis of salivary gland neoplasm.
Materials and Methods: This study was done in Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam in 40 patients.
The period of study was from January 201 6 to December 2017. A total of forty cases of salivary gland
tumors for which both FNAC and Biopsy were accessible were solely included during this study.
Results: Out of forty patients slight male predominance was noted with male: female ratio of 1.5:1. Most
of the tumour were found to be in the parotid gland (31 cases) followed by submandibular gland (6 cases).
Out of forty cases, twenty eight were benign and twelve were malignant. Out of twelve malignant cases,
nine cases (75%) reported in cytology correlated well with histopathology.
Conclusion: FNAC are often a great tool in reducing the rate of salivary gland surgery by one third of cases
and in patients undergoing radical surgery. FNAC helps in coming up with an ideal surgical approach.
Keywords: FNAC, Nonuniformity, Parotid, Submandibular gland, Salivary gland neoplasms.
How to cite : Sridevi M, Jayaganesh P, A study of cytology and histopathology correlation of salivary gland neoplasms in a tertiary care hospital. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2020;7(1):152-157
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