Journal of Cytology

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

Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid lesions


Premeeta Singh1, Ramesh Chopra2, Nalini Calton2, Rajeev Kapoor3 
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

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh Chopra
Professor, Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 008
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Singh P, Chopra R, Calton N, Kapoor R. Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid lesions.J Cytol 2000;17:135-139


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Singh P, Chopra R, Calton N, Kapoor R. Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid lesions. J Cytol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2020 Dec 5 ];17:135-139
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