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Profile of Liver Fine Needle Aspiration in Tertiary Care Hospital

Sanjay Kumar, Rajeev Sen, Sumiti Gupta, Sonia Chhabbra, Monika Sangwan, Sunil Lamba

Citation Information : Kumar S, Sen R, Gupta S, Chhabbra S, Sangwan M, Lamba S. Profile of Liver Fine Needle Aspiration in Tertiary Care Hospital. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2013; 3 (1):31-35.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1058

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Objective: This retrospective study was planned to evaluate role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in space occupying lesions of liver as first line investigation to differentiate benign from malignant pathologies, primary vs secondary malignancies and establishing exact diagnosis. Materials and methods: A total number of 81 ultrasonography (USG)-guided FNA liver were performed in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak from June 2010 to May 2011. Wet fixed and air dried smears were stained with Papanicolaou and May-Grunwald-Giemsa respectively. Results: Age ranged from 19 to 86 years. Sixty-seven out of 81 cases were conclusive. Four out of 67 were benign. Out of remaining 63 malignant, six were primary lesions including four cases of hepatocellular carcinoma, one of Burkitt’s lymphoma and one of cholangiocarcinoma. Secondary metastatic lesions were 44 including metastasis from malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and leiomyosarcoma. Conclusion: USG-guided FNAC is very useful tool in establishing diagnosis of hepatic lesions as the procedure is simple, safe and minimally invasive.

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