FNAC study of enlargement of cervical lymph node in government medical college, Dungarpur
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 1522-1528
AbstractBackground: Lymph nodes enlargement are easily accessible on fine needle aspiration and hence it is a very simple and important diagnostic tool for lymph node lesions. Enlargement of lymph nodes in our country are predominantly infective in nature. It plays a significant role in developing countries like India, as it is cheap procedure, simple to perform and has almost no complications. The objective was to study the diagnosis of the underlying pathological variants, the incidence of the tuberculosis & malignancies, presenting with cervical lymphadenitis and also to diagnose various etiologies of cervical lymphadenitis in all age groups.
Aim: To highlight role of FNAC as a diagnostic tool in enlarged cervical lymphadenopathy.
Method: This study was conducted over Eight-month period from 1 January 2022 to 31 August 2022. The study material was taken from patients have enlarged cervical lymph nodes.
Results: This study has shown that the incidence of tubercular lymphadenitis is more in the age group of 1st and 2nd decade and in low socioeconomic status while Metastasis are more common in the elderly age group.
Conclusion: FNAC of lymph node is a very useful and simple tool in the diagnosis of lymph node enlargement. it may be more reliable tool in the diagnosis of infective lesion in the lymph nodes.
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