Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-54

Evaluation of FNAC in diagnosis of hepatic lesion

Department. of Pathology, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, India

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A Rasania
C/o Dr. Y.K. Rasania, 439, Gumanpura, Kota-7 (Rajasthan)
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.42092

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The fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of liver was performed on 90 cases. The diagnostic yield was 83.4%. The main indication of FNAC was hepatomegaly with abnormal ultrsonographic (USG) / computed tomographic (CT) findings. The USG guided FNA was very helpful in making cytological diagnosis of hepatic masses in 90% of cases. Among the hepatic lesions 23.3% were benign, 67.7% were malignant, 6.6% were non-representative and 2.2% were suspicious of malignancy. Metastatic tumours were the most common and constituted 70.4% while the hepatocellular carcinoma accounted for 26.2% of malignant liver lesions.

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