Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-40

Fine needle aspiration cytology of ovarian tumors with histological correlation

1 Department of Pathology, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Pathology, B. S. Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.93218

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Background: Till today, there has been some hesitation to accept the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in pelvic mass. We have tried to study the role of ultrasonography (USG) and computed tomography (CT) guided FNAC as diagnostic and supportive investigation for ovarian tumors. Aim: To evaluate the current status of image-directed percutaneous aspiration of ovarian neoplasm for the purpose of early detection of malignancy. Materials and Methods: Seventy-four fine needle aspirations of ovarian neoplasms were performed between January 2007 and December 2008 by transabdominal approach under USG and CT guidance and correlated with histopathological findings and tumor markers. Results: A total of 47 (63.5%) cases were assessed as malignant and 21 (28.3%) as benign and 6 (8.1%) as inconclusive. The neoplastic lesions were categorized as per World Health Organization (WHO) classification. Conclusion: With the availability of modern techniques, USG and CT guided FNAC can be an optimum modality for the diagnosis of primary and metastatic ovarian neoplasms and evaluation of recurrent malignant tumors, which has great impact on patient management consequently.

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