Tissue effects of fine needle aspiration on salivary gland tumours

Aarathi R. Rau, Hema Kini, Radha R. Pai

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Abstract

Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a widely used diagnostic procedure to evaluate lesions in the salivary glands. Though regarded as a safe and reliable procedure, a variety of histological changes following FNAC have been reported. We studied the FNAC related tissue changes in 50 neoplasms of the salivary gland and the impact on subsequent histological evaluation. FNAC induced changes were found in 34% (7/50) with needle tract (10/50)and infarction (7/50) as the commonest changes. These changes did not interfere with the subsequent histological evaluation of the tumours. We conclude that knowledge of a previous FNAC and awareness of its effects on histology may avoid potential misdiagnosis, though the incidence of significant changes is small.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-228
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2006

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Glandular and Epithelial Neoplasms
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Salivary Gland Neoplasms
Salivary Glands
Diagnostic Errors
Infarction
Needles
Histology
Incidence
Neoplasms

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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In: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, Vol. 49, No. 2, 01.04.2006, p. 226-228.

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