Journal of Cytology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--15

Diagnostic role of FNA testis in infertile men


Veena Maheshwari1, Amita Gupta2, Kiran Alam3, AH Khan1 
1 Reader, Departments of Pathology and General Surgery, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh - 202 002, India
2 Senior Resident, Departments of Pathology and General Surgery, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh - 202 002, India
3 Lecturer, Departments of Pathology and General Surgery, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh - 202 002, India

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Veena Maheshwari
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India

Fifty infertile males between the age of 21-45 years were studied to evaluate the diagnostic role of FN A testis in infertile men. Semen analysis, and FNA on one testis was done in all the cases. In 30/50 cases a biopsy was also taken for histopathological examination. On semenogram 32 (64%) had azoospermia while 18 (36%) had oligospermia. Cytomorphology of FNA smears revealed normal spermatogenesis in 20 (40%), hypospermatogenesis 4 (8%) and maturation arrest 11 (22%), Sertoli cell only testis 4 (8%) and granulomatous orchitis 3 (6%). In 8 (16%) cases where scant smears were obtained on FNA, diagnosis could not be made, thus making the diagnostic accuracy of FNA as 84%. In all the 30 cases subjected to biopsy, adequate material was obtained and a correct diagnosis could be reached at. Findings of cytological examination and histopathological examination were correlated and a concordance of 86.3% was found in this study. FNA of testis was found to be highly accurate, reproducible and minimally invasive procedure for diagnosis of infertile males.


How to cite this article:
Maheshwari V, Gupta A, Alam K, Khan A H. Diagnostic role of FNA testis in infertile men.J Cytol 2001;18:9-15


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Maheshwari V, Gupta A, Alam K, Khan A H. Diagnostic role of FNA testis in infertile men. J Cytol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Jun 14 ];18:9-15
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