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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129-132

Routine and ultrasound guided FNAC of intra abdominal lumps - A comparative study

1 Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, India

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C/o Dr RK Misra, Associate Proessor, Department of Pathology, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur
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In present study, comparative evaluation of routine unguided FNAC and ultrasound guided FNAC in cases of intra-abdominal lumps was done. All cases of intra-abdominal lumps were divided clinically into palpable and nonpalpable lumps. Cases with palpable lumps were subjected to routine unguided FNAC, whereas US guided FNAC was done in all cases of intra-abdominal lumps. All smears were analysed objectively using a point scoring system. Routine FNAC yielded adequate material in 64.81% cases with diagnostic accuracy of 61.11%. In ultrasound guided FNAC material was found adequate in 93.06% with diagnostic accuracy of 87.50%. After analysing all the smears according to predetermined criteria, it was noted that smears formed by US guided FNAC are of superior quality in significantly higher number of cases as it improves yield of diagnostic material and good quality smears with high diagnostic accuracy.

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