Journal of Cytology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 91--95

Image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of ovarian tumors: An assessment of diagnostic efficacy


Ghazala Mehdi, Veena Maheshwari, Sheerin Afzal, Hena A Ansari, Maryem Ansari 
 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India

Correspondence Address:
Hena A Ansari
Bait-ul-Anwaar, Ahmad Gali, Medical Road, AMU, Aligarh - 202 002, UP
India

Background : Image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of ovarian lumps is being increasingly used for the successful diagnosis of ovarian tumors, although borderline cases may be difficult to diagnose by this method. Aim : To demonstrate the efficacy of image-guided FNAC in diagnosing ovarian tumors (benign and malignant) and to evaluate the usefulness of cytology as a mode of easy and rapid diagnosis of ovarian lumps. Materials and Methods : The study was conducted on 42 female patients. Clinical evaluation and relevant investigations were carried out. Diagnosis was established by FNAC performed under image guidance (ultrasonography/computed tomography). The cytological diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological examination. Results : Cytological diagnosis was rendered on all the 42 ovarian lesions, with a correct diagnosis in 34 cases, resulting in a diagnostic accuracy of 80.9%. Most of the cases with discordant diagnoses were surface epithelial tumors of low malignant potential and required histopathological examination for a final diagnosis. Conclusions : Image-guided FNAC is an inexpensive, rapid and fairly accurate procedure for the diagnosis of ovarian lesions. It provides a safe alternative to the more expensive, time consuming and cumbersome surgical route to diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Mehdi G, Maheshwari V, Afzal S, Ansari HA, Ansari M. Image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of ovarian tumors: An assessment of diagnostic efficacy.J Cytol 2010;27:91-95


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Mehdi G, Maheshwari V, Afzal S, Ansari HA, Ansari M. Image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of ovarian tumors: An assessment of diagnostic efficacy. J Cytol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];27:91-95
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