Fine Needle Aspiration Cytological Study of Various Thyroid Lesions and its Clinical Correlation in a Tertiary Health Care Centre - A Prospective Study


  • Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Department of Pathology, Nashik, Maharashtra, 422013, India
  • Dr.Vasantrao Pawar Medical college, Department of Pathology, Nashik, Maharashatra, 422013, India


Background: Thyroid gland is the largest endocrine gland in the body and the first to develop in fetal life. Its superficial location allows evaluation of thyroid lesions by FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology). Aims and Objective: To study cytological profile of thyroid lesions and correlate the results with clinical features. Material and Methods: This prospective study was carried out on 112 patients who came to the department from period of August 2014 to December 2016. FNAC of patients was performed and results of FNAC were correlated with clinical features of the patient. Results: Out of 112 cases studied, 78(69.6%) cases were diagnosed as Benign, 13 (11.6%) cases were diagnosed as Inflammatory, 19 (16.9%) cases were diagnosed as Follicular lesions and 2 (1.7%) cases were diagnosed as malignant. Conclusion: FNAC is one of the useful primary diagnostic tool for thyroid lesions.


Thyroid Lesions, FNAC

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