Galore International Journal of Health Sciences and Research

Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: January-March | Volume: 4 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 12-15

Evaluation of Clinically Significant Cervical Lymph Node Using Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Approach

Dr. Brajkishore Pandey

Department of Pathology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur
Kolhan University, Jharkhand, India


The evaluation of the clinically significant cervical lymph node study through fine needle aspiration cytology aims to investigate and determine the value of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in different age groups of patients with persistent or suspicious peripheral lymphadenopathy and also to examine that the past history of illness influenced the accuracy of FNAC. The findings of the investigation suggest that the higher incidence of the lymphadenopathy is found in age group between 18-30 years and the reactive lymphadenopathy is comparable in incidence to granulomatous lymphadenopathy (47.6:47). This study also helpful for the medical practitioner to follow a healthy structured algorithm in their diagnostic steps and therapeutic strategies to invalidate unneeded holds in further diagnosis and safeguard against overhasty, and possibly too invasive, diagnosis and therapy.

Key words: Lymph Node, Lymphadenitis, Lymphadenopathy, Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology, Peripheral Lymphadenopathy.

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