Clinicocytomorphological spectrum of palpable Lymphadenopathies in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand

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Author Details : Upasna Chachra, Hari Shankar Pandey, Naveen Chandra, Bhawana Pant, H.S. Rawat

Volume : 3, Issue : 3, Year : 2016

Article Page : 379-384

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Background: To study the cytological patterns of lymphadenopathy in our setting to determine the demographic parameters and the clinical presentation of the various causes of lymphadenopathy in adults and children and the diagnostic utility of FNAC in the evaluation of lymphadenopathy. This would help the doctors attending patients in this region to have a basic idea about prevalence of different clinical profiles of palpable lymphadenopathy for easier case detection and better therapeutic outcome.
Material & Methods: FNAC was performed using a 22 or 23 gauge needle attached to 20 ml disposable plastic syringe mounted on a syringe holder for single hand grip was used, Slides will be fixed in 95% ethyl alcohol for cytological evaluation using Papanicolaou staining (PAP) and Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) stain. Smears are kept air-dried for May–Grünwald–Giemsa staining and Ziehl Neelsen stain.
Results: Out of 665 cases, 372 cases (55.9%) were males while 293 cases (44.1%) were females. Male to female ratio is 1.3: 1. Out of total, 76.1% cases were benign and 23.9% cases were malignant.

Keywords: FNAC, Lymphadenopathy, Reactive, Granulomatous, Kumaon

How to cite : Chachra U, Pandey H S, Chandra N, Pant B, Rawat H, Clinicocytomorphological spectrum of palpable Lymphadenopathies in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2016;3(3):379-384

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