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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-48

Evaluation of role of clinical data in cytodiagnosis


1 Lecturer, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Associate Professor, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
3 Professor, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
4 Lecturer in Preventive and Social Medicine, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Rasika U Gadkari
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The role of clinical data in arriving at a cytological diagnosis is evaluated in 431 cases. Four parameters are studied.
  1. Predictive accuracy of cytological diagnosis given with the help of only preliminary data (P.O.) of age, sex and site versus that given when complete clinical data (C.C.D.) is needed for diagnosis.
  2. Identifying areas where clinical data helps in diagnosis.
  3. Identifying factors which necessitate the help of clinical data.
Fine needle aspirates were performed by cytologists and the findings were interpreted with only P.D. (Gp.lf n=281) and with C.C.D. (Gp.ll, n=151) In group I the predictive accuracy for diagnosis of malignancy was high (100%) and in group II it was 98.93% C.C.D. helped in confirmation of diagnosis in atypical cases, helped in tumour typing, predicting site of primacy, diagnosing rare entities and in borderline lesions.


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