Citation Information :
Kumar S, Singh 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.
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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