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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135-139

Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid lesions


1 Lecturer, Dept. of Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Dept. of Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
3 Reader, Dept. of Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India

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Ramesh Chopra
Professor, Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 008
India
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Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNA C) was performed in 108 cases with thyroid lesions and the results were correlated with histopathology. The overall diagnostic accuracy of FNAC was 96.7% with a sensitivity of 75% and specificity 100%. There were no false positives but the false negative rate was 3.6%. Although some limitations were observed in the diagnosis of follicular neoplasms, FNAC has been found to be a simple rapid, economical and fairly accurate diagnostic modality, and is valuable in surgical selection in majority of the patients with thyroid lesions.


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