Fine needle aspiration cytology of salivary gland lesions: Our experience

*, Pooja K Suresh and Mathivanan, Vishnupriya and Minal, Jessica and *, Karthick R. G. and *, Sridevi H.B. and *, Archanadevi R. (2016) Fine needle aspiration cytology of salivary gland lesions: Our experience. Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports, 5 (1). pp. 10-15. ISSN 2278-8921

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Introduction: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary glands is one of the most commonly done first line investigations in the head and neck region. Objectives: To study the cytological features of various salivary gland lesions and to correlate with histopathological diagnosis wherever possible. Materials and Methods: All the FNAC slides of salivary gland lesions received at cytology lab of a tertiary hospital for a period of 3 years that is, from January 2011 to December 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Histopathological correlation was done for cases wherever available. Results: During the study period salivary gland FNAC was done for 100 cases. Among them, 51 (51%) were reported as nonneoplastic and 49 as neoplastic (49%). Histopathological correlation was available in 18 cases (18%). The accuracy of salivary gland cytology is 77.7% (14/18 cases). The mean age of presentation of all the salivary gland lesions ranged from 12 years to 92 years with the mean age being 47.7 years. The male:female ratio was 1.5:1. Parotid gland was involved in 74 cases and submandibular gland in 26 cases. Bilateral involvement was noted in 1 case (1%). Conclusion: Being a minimally invasive procedure, FNA of salivary glands continues to be an important diagnostic tool in the preoperative diagnosis of salivary gland lesions in spite of few pitfalls in diagnosing due to cytomorphological overlapping.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fine needle aspiration cytology, pitfalls, salivary gland lesions
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 10:09

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