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4.Significance of Preoperative FNA Diagnosis of Salivary Glands Swellings with Role of Cell Block

Humera Shahzad1, Noshaba Rahat1 and Farhana Zulfiqar2

ABSTRACT

Objective: Cytomorphological evaluation of salivary gland swelling for preoperative provisional diagnosis with help of cell block

Study Design: Cross-sectional study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Pathology department BMSI,,JPMC, Karachi from 1st august 2020 to 30th June 2022

Materials and Methods: Total 94 cases of salivary gland swellings included in study.  patients with swellings of salivary gland and submandibular glans of either side were aspirated in FNA OPD of Pathology department BMSI, JPMC.

Results: Pleomorphic adenoma was commonest diagnosis of parotid glands swellings (29), cystic lesions were 15 cases mostly diagnosed in submandibular gland swelling. The cases diagnosed as abscess were 15 and 07 as necrotizing inflammation.  04 cases of neoplastic lesions were epidermoid carcinoma, 02 squamous cell carcinoma and 02 were adenoid cystic carcinoma 02 cases as benign lesions. 05 cases were diagnosed as chronic sialadenitis. The age group of patients were15 to 17 years in female, and 13 to72 years among male.

Conclusion: Pleomorphic adenoma was common finding along with few cases of neoplastic lesions and other inflammatory lesions

Key Words: FNA OPD, fine needle aspiration outpatient department

Citation of article: Shahzad H, Rahat N, Zulfiqar F. Significance of Preoperative FNA Diagnosis of Salivary Glands Swellings with Role of Cell Block. Med Forum 2022;33(10):14-17.