EVALUATION ON FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY IN DIAGNOSIS OF SALIVARY GLANDLESIONS
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of suspected salivary gland lesions has now been accepted as an excellent, though challenging, primary method in preoperative diagnosis and management of patients. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the spectrum of salivary gland lesions in our setting and to assess the diagnostic accuracy of FNAC for salivary gland lesions. In the present study, non-neoplastic lesions accounted for 18.8%, followed by 71.7% benign tumours and 9.4% malignant tumours. The high accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of FNAC affirm that preoperative cytology is a useful, quick and reliable diagnostic technique indispensable for resource constrained developing countries.
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