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  1. Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid

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    ... Index A-Z Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid An ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy ... Thyroid? What is Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid? During a fine needle aspiration ...

  2. Optical fine-needle imaging biopsy of the brain

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    Kim, Jun Ki; Choi, Jin Woo; Yun, Seok H.

    2013-01-01

    We demonstrate optical fine-needle imaging biopsy (FNIB), combining a fine needle (22 gauge) and a high-resolution side-view probe (350-μm diameter) for minimally invasive interrogation of brain tissue in situ. We apply this technique to examine pathogenesis in murine models of neurodegeneration, brain metastasis of melanoma, and arterial occlusion, respectively. The demonstrated ability to obtain cellular images in the deep brain without craniotomy may be useful in the longitudinal studies o...

  3. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy. When is it most beneficial?

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    Peterson, I M; Brink, W J

    1990-09-01

    When fine-needle aspiration biopsy is done skillfully, it is an accurate, efficient, and cost-effective method for diagnosing many diseases in selected patients. This article describes its uses for palpable masses of the thyroid, breast, and peripheral lymph nodes and some nonpalpable lesions. The authors also discuss its advantages and disadvantages and technical considerations that affect accuracy. PMID:2399196

  4. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of intraoral and oropharyngeal mass lesions

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    Saleh Husain A

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Fine needle aspiration (FNA biopsy has been rarely used in oral and oropharyngeal lesions. The goal of this study was to assess the value and accuracy of FNA biopsy in the diagnosis of oral and oropharyngeal lesions particularly in regards to discriminating benign from malignant tumors. Methods Sixteen cases of FNA biopsies obtained of various intraoral and oropharyngeal masses or lesions performed at our institution during the eight-year period from 1998 to 2006 were retrospectively reviewed. The aspiration cytologic diagnoses were correlated with the histologic examination of the corresponding resected lesions. Results Sixteen cases of intraoral lesions evaluated by FNA biopsies during the period of 1998–2006 were reviewed. The sites of involvement were: lip 1, maxillary sinus 3, pharynx/oropharynx 5, floor of mouth 4, buccal mucosa 2 and peritonsillar area 1. Patients' age ranged from 30 to 87 with an average of 54 years. Male to female ratio was 1:3. Cytologically, 7 cases were diagnosed as suspicious/malignant, and 9 cases as benign (including 6 benign neoplasm, 1 atypical, and 2 reactive or "descriptive". Fifteen cases had corresponding surgical resection for histologic examination, of these, 9 cases were interpreted as malignant, and 6 as benign. There were no false positive diagnoses of malignancy on FNA. Two cases were interpreted as benign or atypical cytologically, but were found to be malignant on histologic examination. Conclusion FNA biopsy of intraoral and oropharyngeal masses is a valuable procedure for the initial evaluation of various lesions. It provides helpful information about these lesions and avoids hasty or unnecessary surgical biopsy. It is a rapid and relatively noninvasive procedure. Furthermore, aspiration biopsy is an important tool in the diagnosis and management of these lesions, both neoplastic and non-neoplastic, and can be sometimes complemented by ancillary studies for more accurate

  5. Usefulness of Core Needle Biopsy for Thyroid Nodules with Macrocalcifications: Comparison with Fine-Needle Aspiration

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    Yi, Kyung Sik; Kim, Ji-Hoon; Na, Dong Gyu; Seo, Hyobin; Min, Hye Sook; Won, Jae-Kyung; Yun, Tae Jin; Ryoo, Inseon; Kim, Su Chin; Choi, Seung Hong; Sohn, Chul-Ho

    2015-01-01

    Background: This study was performed to determine the benefits of core needle biopsy (CNB), as compared with fine-needle aspiration (FNA), for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules with macrocalcifications.

  6. Value of fine-needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland lesions

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    Christensen, Rikke Kølby; Bjørndal, Kristine; Godballe, Christian;

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the utility of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the diagnosis and treatment planning of the lesions of the salivary gland. METHODS: Eight hundred seventy-nine aspiration biopsies of the lesion of the salivary gland over a 10-year period, from...

  7. Transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy: diagnostic rate and complications in 1000 cases

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    Kim, Sun Mi; Jeon, Seok Chol; Bae, Oh Keun; Choi, Yo Won; Hahm, Chang Kok [School of Medicine, Hanyang University Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Chang Ho [InJe University, Pusan (Korea, Republic of); You, Won Don [Armed Forces General Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1994-11-15

    Transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy is a widely practiced technique in the investigation of the lung and mediastinal masses because of its safety, reliability and accuracy. We report the diagnostic accuracy of the transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy and the frequency of its complications which required treatment. We analyzed 1000 transthoracic needle aspiration biopsies which were performed in 986 patients with 993 chest lesions. Aspiration biopsies were obtained with Westcott needles (20G or 22G) under the fluoroscopic guidance. Final diagnosis was made with operation, bronchoscopy, sputum study, biopsy of other sites and the clinical course of the patient. We analyzed diagnostic yields of aspiration biopsy and the frequency of the complication requiring treatment. The sensitivity was 87.6 % in benign diseases and 95.8 % in malignant diseases. Pneumothorax was the most frequent complication, which required pig-tail catheter insertion in 36 cases or thoracotomy in six cases. In 36 cases, minimal hemoptysis developed which did not require treatments. We obtained relatively high sensitivities of malignant and benign lesions using transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy and the frequency of the complications requiring treatment was very low. Transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy is a valuable diagnostic method in the thoracic lesions.

  8. Transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy: diagnostic rate and complications in 1000 cases

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    Transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy is a widely practiced technique in the investigation of the lung and mediastinal masses because of its safety, reliability and accuracy. We report the diagnostic accuracy of the transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy and the frequency of its complications which required treatment. We analyzed 1000 transthoracic needle aspiration biopsies which were performed in 986 patients with 993 chest lesions. Aspiration biopsies were obtained with Westcott needles (20G or 22G) under the fluoroscopic guidance. Final diagnosis was made with operation, bronchoscopy, sputum study, biopsy of other sites and the clinical course of the patient. We analyzed diagnostic yields of aspiration biopsy and the frequency of the complication requiring treatment. The sensitivity was 87.6 % in benign diseases and 95.8 % in malignant diseases. Pneumothorax was the most frequent complication, which required pig-tail catheter insertion in 36 cases or thoracotomy in six cases. In 36 cases, minimal hemoptysis developed which did not require treatments. We obtained relatively high sensitivities of malignant and benign lesions using transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy and the frequency of the complications requiring treatment was very low. Transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy is a valuable diagnostic method in the thoracic lesions

  9. Cytopathologic diagnosis of fine needle aspiration biopsies of thyroid nodules.

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    Misiakos, Evangelos P; Margari, Niki; Meristoudis, Christos; Machairas, Nickolas; Schizas, Dimitrios; Petropoulos, Konstantinos; Spathis, Aris; Karakitsos, Petros; Machairas, Anastasios

    2016-02-16

    Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is an important diagnostic tool in patients with thyroid lesions. Several systems have been proposed for the cyropathologic diagnosis of the thyroid nodules. However cases with indeterminate cytological findings still remain a matter of debate. In this review we analyze all literature regarding Thyroid Cytopathology Reporting systems trying to identify the most suitable methodology to use in clinical practice for the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules. A review of the English literature was conducted, and data were analyzed and summarized and integrated from the authors' perspective. The main purpose of thyroid FNA is to identify patients with higher risk for malignancy, and to prevent unnecessary surgeries for benign conditions. The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology is the most widely used system for the diagnosis of thyroid FNA specimens. This system also contains guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of indeterminate or suspicious for malignancy cases. In conclusion, patients who require repeated FNAs for indeterminate diagnoses will be resolved by repeat FNA in a percentage of 72%-80%. PMID:26881190

  10. Primary amyloidosis presenting as an isolated mediastinal mass: diagnosis by fine needle biopsy.

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    Hiller, N.; FISHER, D.; Shmesh, O.; Gottschalk-Sabag, S.; Dollberg, M.

    1995-01-01

    Intrathoracic amyloidosis affecting the lungs or mediastinum is rare, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy in the absence of pulmonary involvement is even more rare. The case history is presented of a previously healthy man who developed nodular mediastinal amyloidosis without pulmonary involvement. Diagnosis was made by percutaneous fine needle biopsy.

  11. [Clarification of breast lesions using core-cut, drill and fine needle biopsy].

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    Junkermann, H; Anton, H W; Krapfl, E; Harcos, A; von Fournier, D

    1993-05-01

    Interest in needle biopsy methods (core cut-, drill-, and fine-needle biopsy) has recently increased considerably because of the rise in screening mammography and new developments in the therapy of breast cancer. In order to achieve adequate results using needle biopsy and to avoid complications, certain technical details must be strictly adhered to. An experienced surgeon can achieve a sensitivity of above 90% in the diagnosis of breast carcinoma with all three methods. Considering the advantages and disadvantages of these three methods of needle biopsy, we prefer--based on our own experience--high-speed core-cut biopsy for the morphological evaluation of breast lesions. PMID:8516437

  12. Preparation and Using Phantom Lesions to Practice Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies

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    Shidham, Vinod B.; Varsegi, George M.; D'Amore, Krista; Shidham, Anjani

    2009-01-01

    Currently, health workers including residents and fellows do not have a suitable phantom model to practice the fine- needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) procedure. In the past, we standardized a model consisting of latex glove containing fresh cattle liver for practicing FNAB. However, this model is difficult to organize and prepare on short notice, with the procurement of fresh cattle liver being the most challenging aspect. Handling of liver with contamination-related problems is also a signifi...

  13. Fine needle biopsy of thyroid nodules: correlations between cytology and gistology, technical aspects

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    Yu Fedotov

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The results of comparative preoperative cytological and postoperative histological investigation of 3714 patients with thyroid nodules are presented. The causes of discrepancies are discussed and measures of their diminution are proposed. Great value of fine needle biopsy to differ thyroid nodules but follicular neoplasia into benign and malignant are determined. Its sensitivity in our clinics is 98.7% and specificity – 100%. Necessity of the of the second FNA if the first one is non informative is established.

  14. Ultrasonography and ultrasonoguided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of pancreatic cancer

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    Lee, Jong Tae; Yoo, Hyung Sik; Chung, Tae Sub; Kim, Ki Whang; Suh, Jung Ho; Kim, Kyu Rae; Lee, Gwang Gil [Yeonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1986-12-15

    Ultrasonography of pancreas has been already established to be a effective method in the evaluation of pancreatic mass lesion. In addition to ultrasonography, ultrasonoguided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of pancreatic mass has been known to be a safe method of obtaining tissue diagnosis in patients with pancreatic cancer without operation. From March, 1984 to June, 1986 ultrasonography and ultrasonoguided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy were performed in 40 patients who had been finally diagnosed as pancreatic cancer at the Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine. The results were summarized as follows: In ultrasonographic findings of pancreatic cancer, (1) The location of pancreatic mass is 19 cases in head, 3 in head and body, 7 in body, 4 in body and tail, 5 in tail and 2 diffuse type. (2) The size of tumor ranged under 2cm in 2 cases, between 2.1-4cm in 21, between 4.1-6cm in 13 and over 6cm in 4 cases. (3) The other ultrasonographic findings were 6 cases common bile duct dilatation, 4 pancreatic duct dilatation, 10 peripancreatic node enlargement, 16 liver metastasis and 3 stomach involvement. In ultrasonoguided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of total 40 cases of pancreatic cancer.

  15. Ultrasonography and ultrasonoguided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of pancreatic cancer

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    Ultrasonography of pancreas has been already established to be a effective method in the evaluation of pancreatic mass lesion. In addition to ultrasonography, ultrasonoguided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of pancreatic mass has been known to be a safe method of obtaining tissue diagnosis in patients with pancreatic cancer without operation. From March, 1984 to June, 1986 ultrasonography and ultrasonoguided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy were performed in 40 patients who had been finally diagnosed as pancreatic cancer at the Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine. The results were summarized as follows: In ultrasonographic findings of pancreatic cancer, (1) The location of pancreatic mass is 19 cases in head, 3 in head and body, 7 in body, 4 in body and tail, 5 in tail and 2 diffuse type. (2) The size of tumor ranged under 2cm in 2 cases, between 2.1-4cm in 21, between 4.1-6cm in 13 and over 6cm in 4 cases. (3) The other ultrasonographic findings were 6 cases common bile duct dilatation, 4 pancreatic duct dilatation, 10 peripancreatic node enlargement, 16 liver metastasis and 3 stomach involvement. In ultrasonoguided percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of total 40 cases of pancreatic cancer.

  16. Nonimage-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of palpable axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients.

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    Marti, Jennifer L; Ayo, Diego; Levine, Pascale; Hernandez, Osvaldo; Rescigno, John; Axelrod, Deborah M

    2012-01-01

    We report the utility of office-based, nonimaged guided fine needle aspiration of palpable axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients. We examine the sensitivity and specificity of this procedure, and examine factors associated with a positive fine needle aspiration biopsy result. Although the utility of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) of axillary lymph nodes is well established, there is little data on nonimage guided office-based FNA of palpable axillary lymphadenopathy. We investigated the sensitivity and specificity of nonimage-guided FNA of axillary lymphadenopathy in patients presenting with breast cancer, and report factors associated with a positive FNA result. Retrospective study of 94 patients who underwent office-based FNA of palpable axillary lymph nodes between 2004 and 2008 was conducted. Cytology results were compared with pathology after axillary sentinel node or lymph node dissection. Nonimage-guided axillary FNA was 86% sensitive and 100% specific. On univariate analysis, patients with positive FNA cytology had larger breast tumors (p = 0.007), more pathologic positive lymph nodes (p benefits select patients, permitting avoidance of axillary ultrasound, sentinel lymph node biopsy, or delay in receiving neoadjuvant therapy. This results in time and cost savings for the health care system, and expedites definitive management. PMID:22098412

  17. Fine needle biopsy of abdominal organs in dogs -- indications, contraindications and performance technique.

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    Glińska-Suchocka, K; Jankowski, M; Kubiak, K; Spuzak, J; Dzimira, S; Nicpoń, J

    2013-01-01

    Recent years have seen in both human and veterinary medicine the development of numerous techniques allowing for evaluation and classification of changes in individual organs and tissues. Despite introduction of such techniques into diagnostics as among others, CT, MRI, CEUS or elastography, biopsy is still considered a "golden standard" and it is a procedure performed in order to obtain a final diagnosis. There are many biopsy techniques, such as fine needle aspiration biopsy, core biopsy as well as methods of performing a procedure, e.g. blind biopsy, biopsy under USG control and biopsy during laparotomy. In the article usefulness of biopsy techniques in relation to diagnostics of individual abdominal organ, as well as the procedure technique, contraindication and complications are discussed. PMID:24597324

  18. Comparison of ultrasound-guided core biopsy versus fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the evaluation of salivary gland lesions.

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    Douville, Nicholas J; Bradford, Carol R

    2013-11-01

    Ultrasound-guided core biopsy provides many benefits compared with fine-needle aspiration cytology and has begun to emerge as part of the diagnostic work-up for a salivary gland lesion. Although the increased potential for tumor-seeding and capsule rupture has been extensively discussed, the safety of this procedure is widely accepted based on infrequent reports of tumor-seeding. In fact, a review of the literature shows only 2 cases of salivary tumor seeding following biopsy with larger-gauge needle characteristics, with 2 reported cases of salivary tumor seeding following fine-needle aspiration cytology. However, the follow-up interval of such studies (benefits of ultrasound-guided core biopsy over fine-needle aspiration biopsy, which include both improved consistency and diagnostic accuracy, current studies lack adequate patient numbers and follow-up duration to confirm comparable safety profile to currently accepted fine-needle aspiration cytology. In this report we: (1) compare the relative benefits of each procedure, (2) review evidence regarding tumor seeding in each procedure, (3) discuss time course and patient numbers necessary to detect tumor recurrence, and (4) describe how these uncertainties should be factored into clinical considerations. PMID:23109044

  19. Diagnostic value of fine needle aspiration biopsy in 'cold' thyroid nodules

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    In this study fined needle aspiration (FNA) was performed to ascertain a preoperative diagnosis in patients with cold thyroid nodules. A brief clinical history comprising of general physical and local examination was recorded on a proforma. Fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules were performed with 5 ml disposable syringe (22g needle). Local anesthesia was not used. Four slides were prepared in each case, two were fixed in 95% alcohol for Pananicolau's stain and the Haematoxylin and Eosin while other two slides were air dried for May Grunwald Giemsa stains. Surgical specimens were received at the Department of Pathology and processed as per routine. Cytological and histological reporting was done separately and independently. Special stains were performed when required. A total of 91 patients were studied, in 14 cases aspirate was unsatisfactory and in 21 cases surgery was not performed. In 56 patient, histological correlation was available. Forty were reported benign, out of which 37 proved correct on histological examination. Of the eleven smears reported as follicular neoplasm, 9 proved correct and 2 reported as 'suspicious' and 3 as 'malignant' also proved malignant on histological examination. Sensitivity was 86.36% and specificity was 100%. Efficiency of the test was 94.9%. Fine needle aspiration biopsy was found to be simple and valuable technique for a reliable preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules. (author)

  20. Diagnosing a parotid lump: fine needle aspiration cytology or core biopsy?

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    Howlett, D C

    2006-04-01

    Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has been widely adopted for the cytological diagnosis of parotid lumps. FNAC does have drawbacks, even under optimum conditions and may be associated with poor levels of diagnostic accuracy, particularly outside the specialized clinic environment. Ultrasound-guided core biopsy (USCB) is a relatively recently described technique in the parotid gland which has been well tolerated and has demonstrated a high degree of diagnostic accuracy in several studies. This article discusses the merits and pitfalls of FNAC, together with the technique of USCB and also highlights the potential advantages benefit provided by USCB in parotid diagnosis. PMID:16585720

  1. Fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of metastatic neoplasms of the breast. A three-case report

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    Raquel Garza-Guajardo

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Metastases to the breast are unusual lesions that make up approximately 2% of all malignant mammary neoplasms and may mimic both benign and malignant primary neoplasms from a clinical point of view, as well as in imaging studies. Arriving at a correct diagnosis is therefore essential in order to establish appropriate management. We present three cases of metastatic neoplasms diagnosed through fine needle aspiration biopsy and immunocytochemistry. The cytological diagnoses were: medulloblastoma in an 18-year-old woman, melanoma in a 26-year-old man, and an exceptional case of ovarian sarcoma originating from a granulosa cell tumor with metastases to both breasts. A metastatic disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a palpable mass in the breast, especially if there is a history of an extramammary malignant neoplasm. Fine needle aspiration biopsy is the method of choice for the management of these cases. Whenever possible the exam of the material obtained should be compared to the previous biopsy, which is usually enough to arrive at a correct diagnosis, thus preventing unnecessary surgical procedures.

  2. Core needle biopsy versus fine needle aspiration biopsy in breast--a historical perspective and opportunities in the modern era.

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    Nassar, Aziza

    2011-05-01

    Breast fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) by palpation is on the decline, due to its limitations in diagnostic accuracy, decreased sensitivity, and its replacement with core needle biopsy (CNB). Despite its decreasing utility, superficial fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in breast is still the main modality for evaluating metastatic lesions, recurrence, and axillary lymph node metastasis. New modalities including proteomic pattern expression and methylation profiling of breast lesions are other promising techniques that can be used as ancillary tests for refining the diagnosis of breast lesions using FNAB. Image-guided breast FNA proves to be a successful alternative with high sensitivity and specificity. In this review, the advantages, disadvantages, and inherent limitations of breast FNA and CNB, and new advanced techniques are discussed. PMID:20949457

  3. Diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma: computed tomography, sonography, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy

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    The diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma was made prospectively and noninvasively in four patients with the use of sonography, computed tomography, and sonographically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy. The imaging methods revealed information similar to the operative findings, with clear superiority of computed tomography over sonography. These noninvasive methods may be used as screening tools, especially among groups or in regional areas with a high risk for asbestos exposure. The findings included soft-tissue masses with invariable involvement of the omentum; small intraperitoneal nodules; thickened peritoneum, mesentery, and bowel wall; pleural plaques; and usually minimal, if any, ascites. Since the differential diagnosis from peritoneal carcinomatosis may be difficult, sonographically (or CT) guided aspiration biopsy is needed to produce diagnostic cytologic specimens. The use of this type of biopsy should obviate surgical exploration

  4. Mixed germ cell tumor of mediastinum/lung masquerading as hemangioma in fine needle biopsy

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    Rathna Nuti

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The histological predominance of one component in a germ cell tumor can lead to a mistaken diagnosis. Here, we describe a mediastinal teratoma with predominant vascular proliferation (>90% which on fine needle biopsy was diagnosed as a pulmonary hemangioma. Later, resection specimen revealed other components constituting ~4%, changing the diagnosis while illustrating theimportance of careful evaluation. A 37-year-old Caucasian male with shortness of breath, weight loss, and history of recently resolved pneumonia was diagnosed with hemangioma, after a computed tomography guided fine needle biopsy of a -16.3-cm mediastinal pulmonary mass revealed abundant benign vascular elements. Following tumor excision, ~94% of the sample exhibited predominant vascular elementsThe mass also exhibited rare focal areas of malignant epithelium in a reticular arrangement and undifferentiated pleomorphic cells associated with vascular invasion. These atypical epithelial cells were positive for CD30, pan CK, AFP, β-HCG and CD 117, thusprocuring a diagnosis of mediastinal mixed germ cell tumor. Although mixed germ cell tumors consist of various tissue types, diagnosis can be easily overlooked if one component dominates. Therefore, obtaining adequate representative neoplasm samples, and sectioning the samples thoroughly, searching for coexisting tissue types is critical for accurate diagnosis.

  5. Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Multiple Thyroid Nodules

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    Kim, Ji Dae; Bae, Il Hun; Lee, Seung Young; Han, Gi Seok; Cha, Sang Hun; Kim, Sung Jin; Park, Kil Sun; Koong, Sung Soo; Lee, Ok Jun [Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-09-15

    To standardize the number of nodules which necessitates ultrasound-guided, fine-needle, aspiration biopsy in patients who have multiple thyroid nodules with the same sonographic characteristics as each other. From February, 2002 to March, 2004, among patients whose diagnosis was confirmed by ultrasound-guided, fine-needle, aspiration biopsy, 545 nodules of 203 patients were found in sonography with more than two thyroid nodules. Each thyroid gland nodule was classified on a score from 0 to 2 points on the basis of the following 5 characteristics: internal content, margin, echogenicity, shape and calcification in sonography. When the score of all characteristics was the same, by deciding on nodules with the same sonographic characteristics and with the score of at least one characteristic being different, we divided the nodules with different sonographic characteristics in a patient. By methods such as given in the preceding descriptions, patients with multiple thyroid nodules were separated into two groups: one in which all nodules had the same sonographic characteristics and another in which nodules have at least one different sonographic characteristic. Then, each pathologic result was searched for the same case and different case in each patient group. Among the 203 patients who were diagnosed with multiple thyroid nodules in ultrasonography, 79 patients (38.9%) had nodules with the same ultrasonographic characteristics and 124 patients (61.1%) had nodules with at least one different ultrasonographic characteristic. All 79 patient's nodules with the same ultrasonographic characteristics in each patient showed the same pathologic result in all cases (100.0%) and there was no case showing a different pathologic result. Otherwise, among the 124 patient's nodules with different ultrasonographic characteristics, each patient showed the same pathologic result in 111 (89.5%) and different pathologic result in 13 (10.5%). In patients who have multiple thyroid

  6. Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodule verses biopsy in thyroid lesions

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    FNA biopsy of thyroid is a rapid, minimally invasive, and cost effective first line procedure in the evaluation of thyroid nodule. This study was conducted to evaluate the cytological accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of fine needle aspiration (FNA) of solitary thyroid nodules in correlation with post-surgical histological findings. Methods: This retrospective study was carried out at Department of Pathology, Abbottabad International Medical College, Abbottabad from January 2009 to December 2010. A total of 81 patients with clinically palpable solitary thyroid nodule were included in the study. Thyroid function tests were initially performed followed by FNA of thyroid nodules later operated and histopathological examination was conducted on the excised nodules. FNA diagnoses were correlated with the histological findings. The accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of the procedure were determined. Results: Out of 81 cases, 5 (6.2%) were unsatisfactory and 76 cases were satisfactory for cytological evaluation. Cyto-histopathological correlation was carried out for these cases. The study showed a diagnostic accuracy of 93% with sensitivity and specificity rates of 75% and 96% respectively. Positive predictive value is 81% and negative predictive value is 95%. Conclusion: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) has evolved as an accurate and sensitive diagnostic tool for the initial screening of patients with thyroid nodules, and has reduced the need for unnecessary surgery. (author)

  7. Results and complications of CT-guided transthoracic fine-needle aspiration biopsy of pulmonary lesions

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    Lima, Cristiano Dias de; Nunes, Rodolfo Acatauassu; Saito, Eduardo Haruo; Higa, Claudio; Cardona, Zanier Jose Fernando; Santos, Denise Barbosa dos, E-mail: cristianodiaslima@gmail.co [Hospital Universitario Pedro Ernesto (HUPE/UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Dept. Cirurgia Toracica

    2011-03-15

    Objective: to analyze the cytological findings of CT-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the lung, to demonstrate the diagnostic feasibility of the method in the investigation of pulmonary lesions, and to determine the complications of the procedure, evaluating its safety. Methods: a retrospective analysis of 89 patients with various types of pulmonary lesions who underwent 97 procedures over a period of five years. The patients were divided into groups regarding the indication for the procedure: suspicion of primary lung cancer (stages IIIB or IV); suspicion of lung cancer (stages I, II, or IIIA) and clinical contraindications for surgery; suspicion of pulmonary metastasis from other organs; and pulmonary lesions with benign radiological aspect. All of the procedures were performed with 25-gauge needles and were guided by spiral CT. The final diagnosis was confirmed by surgical biopsy and clinical/oncological follow-up. For the analysis of complications, the total number of procedures was considered. Results: the main indication for the procedure was suspicion of advanced stage primary lung cancer. The accuracy of the method for malignant lesions was 91.5%. The lesion was confirmed as cancer in 73% of the patients. The major complication was pneumothorax (27.8%), which required chest tube drainage in 12.4% of the procedures. Conclusions: the principal indication for CT-guided fine-needle biopsy was suspicion of primary lung cancer in patients who were not surgical candidates. The procedure has high diagnostic feasibility for malignant pulmonary diseases. The most prevalent complication was pneumothorax. However, in most cases, chest tube drainage was unnecessary. No deaths were related to the procedure. (author)

  8. Results and complications of CT-guided transthoracic fine-needle aspiration biopsy of pulmonary lesions

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    Objective: to analyze the cytological findings of CT-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration biopsies of the lung, to demonstrate the diagnostic feasibility of the method in the investigation of pulmonary lesions, and to determine the complications of the procedure, evaluating its safety. Methods: a retrospective analysis of 89 patients with various types of pulmonary lesions who underwent 97 procedures over a period of five years. The patients were divided into groups regarding the indication for the procedure: suspicion of primary lung cancer (stages IIIB or IV); suspicion of lung cancer (stages I, II, or IIIA) and clinical contraindications for surgery; suspicion of pulmonary metastasis from other organs; and pulmonary lesions with benign radiological aspect. All of the procedures were performed with 25-gauge needles and were guided by spiral CT. The final diagnosis was confirmed by surgical biopsy and clinical/oncological follow-up. For the analysis of complications, the total number of procedures was considered. Results: the main indication for the procedure was suspicion of advanced stage primary lung cancer. The accuracy of the method for malignant lesions was 91.5%. The lesion was confirmed as cancer in 73% of the patients. The major complication was pneumothorax (27.8%), which required chest tube drainage in 12.4% of the procedures. Conclusions: the principal indication for CT-guided fine-needle biopsy was suspicion of primary lung cancer in patients who were not surgical candidates. The procedure has high diagnostic feasibility for malignant pulmonary diseases. The most prevalent complication was pneumothorax. However, in most cases, chest tube drainage was unnecessary. No deaths were related to the procedure. (author)

  9. Guided fine needle absorption biopsy in the diagnosis of cysts in maritime workers.

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    Bartelik, W; Jaremin, B; Smolińska, D; Głombiowski, P

    Cysts in the organs of the abdominal cavity revealed in ultrasonographic examinations in patients with none or with unclear clinical symptoms cause diagnostic and fitness for work assessment problems. The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonography of cysts, combined with biochemical, bacteriological, cytological examinations and analysis of markers CEA and AFP of the fluid collected with fine needle aspiration biopsy (FAB). The study material examined were maritime workers who were submitted to these examinations for diagnostic purposes and/or previous to issue of certificate of health for work at sea. Examinations results provided support for usefulness of the method discussed in diagnosis and differentiation of inflammatory and neoplastic processes with simple cysts. This was crucial for final diagnosis, for decision about treatment and recognizing fitness for work at sea. It was concluded that the method FAB is safe both in hospital as well as in ambulatory conditions. PMID:7580347

  10. Fine needle aspiration biopsy under computed tomographic control of mediastinal lesions - our 4 years experience

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    The article presents our experience in the field of invasive diagnosis of mediastinal lesions for the period 2001-2004. We discuss the problems of marking the lesion, speeding the procedure and the complication risk. 69 patients (40 women and 29 men, age range 28-71) underwent fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) under CT-control. We carried out the biopsies by cutting needles 22 G, under control of GE Sytec 3000 and Somaton Emotion Siemens. 58 biopsies were suitable for both cytological and histological diagnosis and 11 were obtained only cytological diagnosis. In 53 cases the material was collected from the very first insertion of the needle while in the other 16 cases a correction of the biopsy angle and/or zone under CT was performed. Six patients had a partial pneumothorax as a complication and no one had a haemothorax. Conclusion: the accurate placement of the needle tip within the lesion is difficult even under the control of the modern computed tomography due to: 1) adjacent bone (ribs, sternum); 2) passing through pulmonary tissue thick more than 3 cm. (authors)

  11. Image-Directed Fine-needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid with Safety-engineered Devices

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    Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to integrate safety-engineered devices into outpatient fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the thyroid in an interventional radiology practice. Materials and Methods: The practice center is a tertiary referral center for image-directed FNA thyroid biopsies in difficult patients referred by the primary care physician, endocrinologist, or otolaryngologist. As a departmental quality of care and safety improvement program, we instituted integration of safety devices into our thyroid biopsy procedures and determined the effect on outcome (procedural pain, diagnostic biopsies, inadequate samples, complications, needlesticks to operator, and physician satisfaction) before institution of safety devices (54 patients) and after institution of safety device implementation (56 patients). Safety devices included a patient safety technology—the mechanical aspirating syringe (reciprocating procedure device), and a health care worker safety technology (antineedlestick safety needle). Results: FNA of thyroid could be readily performed with the safety devices. Safety-engineered devices resulted in a 49% reduction in procedural pain scores (P < 0.0001), a 56% reduction in significant pain (P < 0.002), a 21% increase in operator satisfaction (P < 0.0001), and a 5% increase in diagnostic specimens (P = 0.5). No needlesticks to health care workers or patient injuries occurred during the study. Conclusions: Safety-engineered devices to improve both patient and health care worker safety can be successfully integrated into diagnostic FNA of the thyroid while maintaining outcomes and improving safety.

  12. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology versus core biopsy in the preoperative assessment of non-palpable breast lesions

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    Background: Breast screening is a method of detecting breast cancer at a very early stage. Most of the lesions detected by screening are not malignant. Objective of this study was to compare ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology and core biopsy in the preoperative assessment of non-palpable breast lesions. Methods: The study was conducted prospectively at Department of Radiology, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Pakistan from March 2004 to February 2005. All the patients underwent fine needle aspiration cytology and core biopsy. Later on, all of them had excision biopsy/ mastectomy. Prospectively 80 patients were studied; information was collected on a specifically designed form according to inclusion criteria. The patient age, sex, medical record number and side of lesion were recorded. Clinical history of duration of lump was also taken. Informed consent was obtained. Results: The age of patients were ranges from 20-71 years, with mean of 44.31+- 11.002 and the maximum number of patients 28 (35.3%) was between the ages 50 - 59 years. The sensitivity of FNAC was 92.85%, while the specificity of was 90% and the accuracy rate was 92.1%. The sensitivity of core biopsy was 94.64%, specificity 91.30% and accuracy rate was 94.87%. Conclusion: Fine Needle Aspiration has been found to be an extremely useful method for the diagnosis of lumps of breast. The accuracy and the sensitivity of diagnosis on fine needle aspiration cytology were high. (author)

  13. Fine-needle aspiration cytology and biopsy in hepatic masses: A minimally invasive diagnostic approach

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims and Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, usefulness and limitations of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC and fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB in the diagnosis of hepatic masses. Materials and Methods: FNAC was performed on 150 cases of hepatic masses under guidance of ultrasound or computed tomography (CT scan. Adequate diagnostic aspirates were obtained in 147 cases (98.0%. Smears were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E, and Papanicolaou stains. FNAB was obtained from the same 149 cases (except one and stained with HE stain. The hepatic masses were categorized into benign, malignant and inflammatory groups. Results: Out of 150 hepatic masses, 3.3% were benign, 94.26% were malignant and 2% were inflammatory lesions. FNAC and FNAB were unsatisfactory for evaluation in 3 out of the 150 cases (2% and 6 out of 149 cases (4.02%, respectively. Correct cytological diagnoses were achieved in 129 out of the 150 cases (diagnostic sensitivity: 86%. FNAB gave satisfactory results in 143 out of 149 cases (diagnostic sensitivity: 95.77%. Cytological diagnoses of 21 cases were not consistent with histology (false negativity: 14%. Cyto-histological correlation showed 87.32% diagnostic sensitivity of FNAC for malignant tumors, whereas benign tumors posed maximum diagnostic problems, with sensitivity of 40%. This difference was statistically significant (P < 0.05. FNAB showed a statistically significant difference (P < 0.05 compared with FNAC in the diagnosis of benign and malignant hepatic masses. FNAC showed 100% diagnostic sensitivity for inflammatory lesions. Conclusion: Malignant tumors of liver can be confidently diagnosed on FNAC. However, FNAC has a few limitations and diagnostic challenges in benign lesions, well-differentiated and poorly differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma, and metastatic carcinoma. Microhistology by FNAB allows architectural, cellular and immunohistochemical evaluation. To obtain maximum

  14. Extrapleural paravertebral CT guided fine needle biopsy of subcarinal lymph nodes

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    Tantawy, Wahid H., E-mail: tantawyw@yahoo.com [Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt Abbassyia square, Cairo (Egypt); El-Gemeie, Emad H. [Pathology Department, National Cancer Institute, Fom El Khalige Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (Egypt); Ibrahim, Ahmed S., E-mail: asibrahima@gmail.com [Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt Abbassyia square, Cairo (Egypt); Mohamed, Mona A. [Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt Abbassyia square, Cairo (Egypt)

    2012-10-15

    Purpose: To report our experience in CT guided extrapleural paravertebral subcarinal lymph biopsy using a thin 25 gauge (25 G) thin needle without the need of injection of saline to widen the mediastinum. Materials and methods: Biopsy was performed using a 25 G needle which was advanced lateral to the vertebral body between the endothoracic fascia and the parietal pleura to gain access to subcarinal lymph nodes. One hundred and forty one patients were included in the study (74 females, 57 males). No artificial widening of the mediastinum using saline injection was required. The study was performed in the presence of a cytopathologist; sensitivity and specificity rates were calculated. Complications were documented for each case especially for pneumothorax and haemorrhage. Results: Cytopathological diagnosis was reached in all cases. All re-aspirations were done in the same session to reach a primary diagnosis at the time of the biopsy. Imunophenotyping study was done in 94 cases to confirm the primary diagnosis and to classify the malignant lesions. No pneumothorax was encountered. Small haematomas were noted in 5 cases (3.5%). Cytopathology showed a sensitivity of 97.2% and specificity of 100%. By adding immunophenotyping a 100% sensitivity and specificity was achieved. Conclusion: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) using a 25 gauge needle for subcarinal lymph nodes via a percutaneous extrapleural paravertebral CT guided approach is a safe, minimally invasive, and tolerable procedure yielding a high sensitivity and specificity rates without the need of artificial widening.

  15. Role of fluoroscopic guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in spinal pathologies

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    Chauhan Vijendra

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The presence of vertebral lesion, whether symptomatic or not presents a diagnostic challenge. Open biopsy of spine is associated with considerable clinical morbidity. Hence it was decided to evaluate the efficacy of fluoroscopic guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FGFNAB in providing a definitive diagnosis in pathologies of the spine and to determine the degree of co-relation between the histopathological diagnosis and the presumptive clinicoradiological diagnosis. Methods: A prospective study of 103 patients in whom a presumptive diagnosis was made by available imaging techniques (including magnetic resonance imaging was undertaken. All patients underwent histopathological /cytological examination for confirmation of the presumptive diagnosis, using material obtained through FGFNAB. Results: A definitive diagnosis was established, through FGFNAB, in 76 (73.8% patients. Non concordant diagnosis was seen in 13(12% of patients. In 27 (26.2% patients the results of FGFNAB were inconclusive. Conclusion: FGFNAB is a minimally invasive, technically easy, quick and cost-effective procedure. It can be done on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthesia and often eliminates the need for an open biopsy. FGFNAB can clinch the diagnosis early and helps institute definitive therapy. Hence we strongly recommend FGFNAB as a basic investigation in all pathological lesions of the spine.

  16. Comparison of specimen adequacy in fine-needle aspiration biopsies performed by surgeons and pathologists

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    Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) may yield different results depending on its operator. We compared the proportions of unsatisfactory aspirates obtained by pathologists vs. surgeons. In a retrospective review, all FNAB reports and slides performed between March 2002 and February 2003 were grouped by organ/site and according to whether they were done by pathologist or a surgeon. The proportions of unsatisfactory aspirates for pathologists and surgeons were compared. Of 692 FNAB's, 390 were performed by pathologists at the FNAC clinic and the remainder by surgeons. Overall, 15.5% of aspirates obtained were unsatisfactory (n=107). Of aspirates obtained by surgeons, 29.5% were unsatisfactory, compared to 4.6% of those obtained by pathologists (P<0.001). Pathologists had significantly lower proportions of unsatisfactory aspirates in all sites. A 33% reduction in the number of lymph node excisional biopsies has been reported subsequent to establishment of the FNAC clinic. The advantages of a pathologist performing FNAB are that a rapid evaluation can be rendered regarding specimen adequacy and the need for repeating the procedure. In addition, pathologists can direct the distribution of aspirated material for other tests such as culture study, flow cytometry and electron microscopy, as indicated by preliminary evaluation of the smears. These factors significantly lower the proportions of unsatisfactory specimens and improve the diagnstic accuracy of FNAB technique. (author)

  17. EUS-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration with and without Trucut Biopsy of Pancreatic Masses

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    Syed Mubashir Shah

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Context Endoscopic ultrasound-guided trucut biopsy (EUS TCB has a lower yield than fine needle aspiration (FNA in pancreatic masses but the additional use of TCB to FNA may improve the diagnostic accuracy over FNA alone. Objective To compare the yield of EUS FNA alone or combined with EUS TCB for diagnosis of pancreatic masses. Design Single center retrospective case control study conducted at academic tertiary center. Study conducted between March 2004 and April 2007. Participants A total of 126 consecutive patients referred for EUS guided biopsy of pancreatic mass; three patients excluded from analysis, final cohort comprised 123 patients (108 malignant and 15 benign. EUS FNA was performed in 72 patients and EUS FNA+TCB was performed in 51 patients. Main outcome measures The diagnostic performance of EUS FNA versus EUS FNA+TCB was compared. Results The sensitivity, specificity and frequency of cases correctly identified for malignancy of FNA alone were 87.1% (54/62, 100% (10/10 and 88.8% (64/72, while for the combination of FNA+TCB they were: 95.7% (44/46, 100% (5/5 and 96.0% (49/51, respectively (P=0.184, 1.000, and 0.193 FNA versus FNA+TCB. No major complication occurred in either group. Conclusion FNA+TCB can be safely performed in selected lesions but sensitivity is not statistically improved over FNA alone (95.7% versus 87.1%.

  18. Endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration and biopsy in lung cancer and isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy.

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    2010-03-01

    Endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration and biopsy (EUS-FNAB) is well established in diagnosing and staging lung cancer in patients with mediastinal adenopathy. EUS-FNAB is highly sensitive, less invasive and has lower complication rates when compared to surgical staging of mediastinal nodes. In this study we describe our experience of EUS-FNAB in lung cancer and other causes of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. EUS-FNAB was performed for assessment of PET positive mediastinal lymph nodes between January 2007 and March 2009 in AMNCH. The endpoints of our study were sensitivity and specificity of EUS-FNAB, morbidity and length of hospital stay. Thirty four patients underwent EUS-FNAB during the study period for both diagnosis and staging. Thirty patients had positive lymph node invasion and 4 had no evidence of malignant invasion. In these 4 patients negative cytology was confirmed on mediastinoscopy giving EUS-FNAB a sensitivity and specificity of 100%. EUS-FNAB upstaged the disease in 12 patients. EUS-FNAB is a reliable tool for mediastinal staging in lung cancer, significantly reducing the need for surgical staging procedures in patients with suspected mediastinal involvement.

  19. Comparison of fine needle biopsy and hippuran renography for the diagnosis of renal transplant rejection

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    Fine needle biopsy (FNB) in contrary to the renography with 131 I-Hippuran (RG) directly outlines an ongoing rejection by visualisation of the reactive inflammation within the renal allograft. It therefore objectively establishes the diagnosis of a rejection. In these preliminary data it's value is limited by a relative high number of false positive results which need to be analysed further. RG provides information on kidney function and it's changes. These alterations of kidney function cannot always be related directly to the presence and the extent of a rejection. A rejection obviously does not cause in all cases an immediate change of kidney function. Nevertheless the renogram being an absolutely non invasive procedure is still valuable for the follow up of a kidney transplant. It is at least helpful to substantiate the diagnosis of rejection. To achieve a higher diagnostic value it is necessary not only to look for more sensitive parameters of renal functional changes in the RG but also for additional new radiopharmaceuticals with a higher specificity than hippuran for the visualisation of kidney rejection

  20. Preparation and using phantom lesions to practice fine needle aspiration biopsies.

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    Shidham, Vinod B; Varsegi, George M; D'Amore, Krista; Shidham, Anjani

    2009-01-01

    Currently, health workers including residents and fellows do not have a suitable phantom model to practice the fine- needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) procedure. In the past, we standardized a model consisting of latex glove containing fresh cattle liver for practicing FNAB. However, this model is difficult to organize and prepare on short notice, with the procurement of fresh cattle liver being the most challenging aspect. Handling of liver with contamination-related problems is also a significant draw back. In addition, the glove material leaks after a few needle passes, with resulting mess. We have established a novel simple method of embedding a small piece of sausage or banana in a commercially available silicone rubber caulk. This model allows the retention of vacuum seal and aspiration of material from the embedded specimen, resembling an actual FNAB procedure on clinical mass lesions. The aspirated material in the needle hub can be processed similar to the specimens procured during an actual FNAB procedure, facilitating additional proficiency in smear preparation and staining. PMID:19893483

  1. Thyroid cancer detected by ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

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    Yokozawa, T; Fukata, S; Kuma, K; Matsuzuka, F; Kobayashi, A; Hirai, K; Miyauchi, A; Sugawara, M

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    A greater percentage of thyroid cancers can be detected by ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (UG-FNAB) than by ordinary FNAB. A group of 678 patients were selected sequentially as having been diagnosed with benign nodules by the conventional FNAB method. We reexamined these patients by UG-FNAB and investigated the types of thyroid cancer that were missed by the conventional FNAB. Of the 678 patients diagnosed with benign nodules (using conventional FNAB), 571 (84.2%) demonstrated the same diagnosis when UG-FNAB was used. The remaining 107 patients (15.8%) studied were suspected of having a malignancy after UG-FNAB had been performed. Surgical specimen histology proved thyroid cancer in 99 of the 107 patients: 93 had papillary carcinoma, 4 had follicular carcinoma, 1 had medullary carcinoma and 1 had anaplastic carcinoma. Two drawbacks were noted when conventional FNAB was used: (1) cancer lesions difficult to palpate (n = 55) (e.g., small cancers with or without benign lesions or cancers associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves' disease); and (2) palpable cancers with insufficient cell material for analysis (n = 44) (e.g., cystic carcinoma and cancers with calcified lesions. UG-FNAB is a powerful technique for detecting microcancers, cystic carcinomas, cancers associated with benign nodules, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, or coarse calcifications. PMID:8678961

  2. Diagnosing breast lesions by fine needle aspiration cytology or core biopsy: which is better?

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    Tse, Gary M; Tan, Puay-Hoon

    2010-08-01

    Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and core needle biopsy (CNB) are widely used in diagnosing breast lesions, with both achieving high sensitivity and specificity. Whether FNAC or CNB is better remains highly controversial. In this review, the advantages and disadvantages of each of these methods are discussed, especially in relation to specific problematic groups of breast lesions. In general, CNB has a slight advantage with lower inadequate and suspicious rates, allowing easier grade assessment and ancillary testings (hormome receptors, HER2) in cases of cancers. FNAC cannot reliably predict invasion in a malignant aspirate, whereas CNB, although useful in confirming invasion in carcinomas, has a much lower efficacy in predicting invasion when only in situ carcinoma is detected. The other problematic areas are papillary breast lesions and fibroepithelial lesions, notably phyllodes tumors. In papillary lesions, FNAC diagnosis is inaccurate, but with CNB, one can confidently diagnose papillary lesion, although there is still significant false positive and false negative rates, even with immunohistochemistry. For fibroepithelial lesions, using either FNAC or CNB to differentiate between a phyllodes tumor from fibroadenoma is also inaccurate. As management of breast diseases necessitates the triple approach (clinical, imaging and pathological), an awareness of the limitations of these very useful diagnostic modalities by all specialists is prudent, especially when dealing with these specific groups of breast lesions. PMID:20526738

  3. Diagnostic accuracy and safety of CT-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in cavitary pulmonary lesions

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    Zhuang, Yi-Ping, E-mail: yipingzhuang2010@sina.com [Department of Radiology, Jiangsu Cancer Institute and Hospital, No. 42 Baiziting Road, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu (China); Wang, Hai-Yan, E-mail: mycherishgirl@sohu.com [Department of Radiology, Jiangsu Cancer Institute and Hospital, No. 42 Baiziting Road, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu (China); Zhang, Jin, E-mail: yari_zj@hotmail.com [Department of Radiology, Jiangsu Cancer Institute and Hospital, No. 42 Baiziting Road, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu (China); Feng, Yong, E-mail: fengyong119@sohu.com [Department of Radiology, Jiangsu Cancer Institute and Hospital, No. 42 Baiziting Road, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu (China); Zhang, Lei, E-mail: motozl163@163.com [Department of Radiology, Jiangsu Cancer Institute and Hospital, No. 42 Baiziting Road, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu (China)

    2013-01-15

    Objective: CT-guided transthoracic biopsy is a well-established method in the cytologic or histologic diagnosis of pulmonary lesions. The knowledge of its diagnostic performance and complications for cavitary pulmonary lesions is limited. The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy and safety of CT-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in cavitary pulmonary lesions. Materials and methods: 102 consecutive patients with pulmonary cavitary lesions received CT-guided FNAB with use of an 18-gauge (n = 35) or 20-gauge (n = 67) Chiba for histology diagnosis. The sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of FNAB were calculated as compared with the final diagnosis. Complications associated with FNAB were observed. The diagnostic accuracy and complications were compared between patients with different lesion sizes and different cavity wall thickness. Results: The overall sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of FNAB were 96.3%, 98.0%, and 96.1%, respectively. The sensitivity, specificity, and diagnosis accuracy in different lesion size (<2 cm vs ≥2 cm), or different cavity wall thickness (<5 mm vs ≥5 mm) were not different (P > 0.05; 0.235). More nondiagnostic sample was found in wall thickness <5 mm lesions (P = 0.017). Associated complications included pneumothorax in 9 (8.8%) patients and alveolar hemorrhage in 14 patients (13.7%) and hemoptysis in 1 patient (1%). No different rate of complications was found with regard to lesion size, wall thickness, length of the needle path and needle size (P > 0.05). Conclusion: CT-guided FNAB can be effectively ad safely used for patients with pulmonary cavitary lesions.

  4. Institutional experience of PTH evaluation on fine-needle washing after aspiration biopsy to locate hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue#

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    Giusti, Massimo; Dolcino, Mara; Vera, Lara; Ghiara, Carla; Massaro, Francesca; Fazzuoli, Laura; Ferone, Diego; Mussap, Michele; Minuto, Francesco

    2009-01-01

    Assaying parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the washing liquid after fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) seems to be a valid approach to locate parathyroid tissue. PTH-FNAB was evaluated in 47 patients with a clinical picture of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) and ultrasonography (US) suggestive of parathyroid lesion. The patients were subdivided into two groups on the basis of the absence or presence of US thyroid alterations. The result of PTH-FNAB was compared with those of cytology, scintigr...

  5. Diagnosis of multiple myeloma on based the material obtained by fine needle aspiration biopsy of the lungs

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The patient presented in this paper was admitted to the hospital for the evaluation of radiologically revealed shadow in both lungs. In the course of diagnostic procedures, fine needle aspiration biopsy of the intrathoracic mass was performed. Cytologic analysis of the smear was performed because of clinical suspicion of plasma cell proliferative disease that was confirmed by bone marrow aspiration. Thus, the cytologic finding of intrathoracic lesion preceded the diagnosis of multiple myeloma.

  6. CT-Guided Pancreatic Percutaneous Fine-Needle Biopsy in Differential Diagnosis between Pancreatic Cancer and Chronic Pancreatitis

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    Michele Carlucci; Alessandro Zerbi; Danilo Parolini; Sandro Sironi; Angelo Vanzulli; Carlo Staudacher; Agostino Faravelli; Paola Garancini; Alessandro del Maschio; Valerio di Carlo

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    Differential diagnosis between pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis is still difficult to establish. In 63 patients with suspected pancreatic neoplasm we performed: serum CA 19-9 assessment, abdominal ultrasound, CT scan and CT-guided pancreatic percutaneous fine-needle biopsy. The conclusive diagnosis was pancreatic cancer in 40 patients and chronic pancreatitis in 23 patients. With regard to the differential diagnosis, sensitivity and specificity were respectively 80% and ...

  7. Cancer incidence of larger thyroid nodules and the diagnostic value of palpation and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy

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    In this prospective study, we aimed to determine the cancer incidence of thyroid nodules larger than 3cm and compare the efficacy of palpation and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). The study was conducted at General Surgery Departments of Istanbul Okmeydanı and Antalya Training and Research Hospitals of Turkey from March 2008 to December 2011. In our clinics, between the years 2008 and 2011, both palpation and ultrasound guided FNAB were performed in all 55 patients havi...

  8. Risk factors of pneumothorax in percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy of the lung

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    Percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsy is known to be a useful diagnostic method for the diagnosis of various pulmonary diseases. Its diagnostic yield is high, and it is safe, but complications such as pneumothorax can occasionally occur. We reviewed the complications arising after needle aspiration biopsy and analyzed the risk factors of pneumothorax. The medical records and radiographic studies of 157 patients with various pulmonary diseases who underwent needle aspiration biopsy of the lung between 1990 and 1996 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical features, treatment, and courses of complications were reviewed, and risk factors of pneumothorax such as depth and size of lesion, diameter of needle, number of punctures, and obstructive pulmonary abnormalities were analyzed. Complications occurred in 40 of 157cases(25.5%), namely pneumothorax in 26(16.6%), hemoptysis in 11(7%), hemothorax in two(1.3%), and recurrence of malignancy at the site of aspiration in one(0.6%). When the patients were divided into three groups according to depth of lesion, there were significant difference in the incidence of pneumothorax;the results were as follows:less than 2cm, 12.9%;between 2 and 4cm, 24.1%;and larger than 4cm, 57.1%(p<0.05). In pulmonary function testing, FVC(Forced Vital Capacity) of patients with pneumothorax was less than that of patients without(2.6±0.9L vs 3.1±0.8L, p<0.05), but FEV1(Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second), FEV1%(percentage of predicted FEV1), FEV1/FVC, and FVC% (percentage of predicted FVC) were not different between the two groups. The incidence of pneumothorax in patients with pleura-at-tached lesion (9%) was lower than that of those with non-attached lesion(26%, p=3D0.01). The age of patients, size of lesion, diameter of the needle, guidance methods and number of aspirations showed no significant relationship with pneumothorax. In needle aspiration biopsy of the lung, depth of lesion and passage of a needle through aerated lung are

  9. EUS - Fine- Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) in the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Review.

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    Kalogeraki, Alexandra; Papadakis, Georgios Z; Tamiolakis, Dimitrios; Karvela-Kalogeraki, Iliana; Karvelas-Kalogerakis, Mihailos; Segredakis, John; Papadakis, Michael; Moustou, Eleni; Datseri, Galateia; Tzardi, Maria

    2016-01-01

    Solid masses of the pancreas represent a variety of benign and malignant neoplasms of the exocrine and endocrine tissues of the pancreas. A tissue diagnosis is often required to direct therapy in the face of uncertain diagnosis or if the patient is not a surgical candidate either due to advanced disease or comorbidities. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a relatively new technology that employs endoscopy and high-frequency ultrasound (US). EUS involves imaging of the pancreatic head and the uncinate from the duodenum and imaging of the body and tail from the stomach. It has been shown to be a highly sensitive method for the detection of pancreatic masses. It is superior to extracorporeal US and computed tomographic (CT) scans, especially when the pancreatic tumor is smaller than 2-3 cm. Although EUS is highly sensitive in detecting pancreatic solid masses, its ability to differentiate between inflammatory masses and malignant disease is limited. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) brushing, CT-guided biopsies, and transabdominal ultrasound (US) have been the standard nonsurgical methods for obtaining a tissue diagnosis of pancreatic lesions, but a substantial false-negative rate has been reported. Transabdominal US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) has been used for tissue diagnosis in patients with suspected pancreatic carcinoma. It has been shown to be highly specific, with no false-positive diagnoses. With the advent of curvilinear echoendoscopes, transgastric and transduodenal EUS-FNAB of the pancreas have become a reality EUS with FNAB has revolutionized the ability to diagnose and stage cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and assess the pancreas. Gastrointestinal cancers can be looked at with EUS and their depth of penetration into the intestinal wall can be determined. Any suspicious appearing lymph nodes can be biopsied using EUS/FNAB. The pancreas is another organ that is well visualized with EUS. Abnormalities such as tumors

  10. Thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy: Do we really need an on-site cytopathologist?

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    Purpose: The aim of this single center study is to evaluate the effectiveness of performing ultrasound-guided thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) performed by the radiologist alone without an on-site cytopathologist. Materials and methods: In this prospective randomized study, 203 patients with single nodules measuring 10 mm or more underwent ultrasound-guided FNAB: 102 patients underwent FNAB performed by the radiologist accompanied by a cytopathologist (control group); 101 patients underwent FNAB by the radiologist alone (study group). In both groups biopsy time, specimen adequacy ratio, total aspiration number, cytopathologist's cytological diagnosis time (t1), cytopathologist's total time consumption (t2) were evaluated. Results: Mean total biopsy time was 8.74 ± 2.31 min in the study group and was significantly shorter than the control group's 11.97 ± 6.75 min (p = 0.004). The average number of aspirations per patient in the study group was 4.00 ± 0; compared to the control group's 3.56 ± 1.23 this was significantly higher (p = 0.001). t1 of the study group was 307.48 ± 226.32 s; compared to 350.14 ± 247.64 s in the control group, there was no statistically significant difference (p = 0.137). t2 of the study group was 672.93 ± 270.45 s; compared to the control group (707.03 ± 258.78 s) there was no statistically significant difference (p = 0.360). Diagnostic adequacy of aspirated specimens was reassessed in the pathology laboratory. In the study group, 84 out of 101 aspirations and in the control group 89 out of 102 aspirations was determined as adequate with no statistically significant difference (p = 0.302). Conclusions: We believe that in centers where a cytopathologist is not available, ultrasound-guided thyroid FNAB can be adequately performed by an experienced radiologist who was effectively trained in smear preparation

  11. Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy and/or Tissue Biopsy for Avoiding Surgery Complication in Patients with Peripancreatic Tuberculosis

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    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Dear Sir, Peripancreatic tuberculosis is rarely seen. It is more widespread in countries with high endemicity for tuberculosis than in developed countries and the immunocompromized population. It may mimic a carcinoma of the pancreas, acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis, or present with biliary obstruction [1, 2]. Diagnosing pancreatic tuberculosis is often difficult. Histopathological or microbiological evaluation can confirm the etiology. Ultrasound, CT scan and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS, guided aspiration and definitive tissue diagnosis are feasible techniques. Image-guided FNA biopsy of the pancreas, a safe procedure, has an overall sensitivity of 64-98%, a specificity of 80-100% and a positive predictive value of 98.4-100%. When fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC and polymerase chain reaction (PCR were combined, the sensitivity and specificity increased to 84% and 100%, respectively. EUS is today considered to be the most suitable investigative tool for differentiating a benign from a malignant pancreatic lesion. EUS provides an accurate and safe diagnosis without the risk, cost and time delay involved in an open biopsy or laparotomy. When not available, expensive investigations such as CECT and MRI with guided biopsy have to be resorted to. Exploratory laparotomy may be required in technically difficult cases due to the risk of injury to vessels in the vicinity of the mass [3, 4].

  12. K-ras gene mutation in the diagnosis of ultrasound guided fine-needle biopsy of pancreatic masses

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    Min Zheng; Lian-Xin Liu; An-Long Zhu; Shu-Yi Qi; Hong-Chi Jiang; Zhu-Ying Xiao

    2003-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the utility of K-ras mutation analysis ofultrasound guided fine-needle aspirate biopsy of pancreaticmasses.METHODS: Sixty-six ultrasound guided fine-needle biopsieswere evaluated by cytology, histology and k-ras mutation.The mutation at codon 12 of the k-ras oncogene wasdetected by artificial restriction fragment lengthpolymorphisms using Bst NI approach.RESULTS: The presence of malignant cells was reported in40 of 54 pancreatic carcinomas and K-ras mutations weredetected in 45 of the 54 FNABs of pancreatic carcinomas. Thesensitivity of cytology and k-ras mutation were 74 % and 83%, respectively. The speciality of cytology and k-ras mutationwere both 100 %. The sensitivity and speciality of k-ras mutationcombined with cytology were 83 % and 100 %, respectively.CONCLUSION: High diagnostic accuracy with acceptablediscomfort of FNAB make it useful in diagnosis of pancreaticcarcinoma. Ultrasound guided fine-needle biopsy is a safeand feasible method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer.Pancreatic carcinoma has the highest K-ras mutation rateamong all solid tumors. The mutation rate of k-ras is about80-100 %. The usage of mutation of codon 12 of k-rasoncogene combined with cytology is a good alternative forevaluation of pancreatic masses.

  13. Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of parathyroid gland and lesions

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    Dimashkieh Haytham

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Parathyroid gland and their tumors comprise a small proportion of non-palpable neck masses that are investigated by ultrasound (US guided fine needle aspiration biopsy. We reviewed our institution's cases of US guided FNAB of parathyroid gland and their lesions to determine the role of cytology for the preoperative diagnosis of parathyroid gland and their lesions. Method All cases of FNAB of parathyroid gland and lesions in the last 10 years were reviewed in detail with respect to clinical history and correlated with the histopathologic findings in available cases. The cytologic parameters that were evaluated included cellularity assessed semiquantitatively as scant, intermediate or abundant (500 cells, cellular distribution (loose clusters, single cells/naked nuclei, rounded clusters, two- and three-dimensional clusters, and presence of prominent vascular proliferation, cellular characteristics (cell size, nuclear shape, presence/absence of a nucleolus, degree of mitosis, amount of cytoplasm, and appearance of nuclear chromatin, and background (colloid-like material and macrophages. Immunostaining for parathyroid hormone (PTH was performed on selected cases using either destained Pap smears or cell block sections. Results Twenty cases of US-guided FNAB of parathyroid glands and their lesions including 13 in the expected locations in the neck, 3 in intrathyroid region, 3 in thyroid bed, and 1 metastatic to liver were studied. Majority of the cases showed intermediate cellularity (51–500 cells with round to oval cells that exhibited a stippled nuclear chromatin, without significant pleomorphism or mitotic activity. The cells were arranged in loose two dimensional groups with many single cells/naked nuclei around the groups. Occasionally macrophages and colloid like material was also encountered. There was no significant difference in the cytomorphologic features between normal gland, hyperplasia adenoma, or carcinoma

  14. Sparing sentinel node biopsy through axillary lymph node fine needle aspiration in primary breast cancers

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    Background Axillary lymph node status is an important staging and prognostic factor in breast cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of axilla fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in primary breast cancer without a palpable node and even without image characteristics of a metastatic node. Methods From June 2008 to January 2012, 77 patients met the inclusion criteria of having received a FNAC procedure during the diagnostic protocol of primary breast cancer with the characteristic...

  15. The role of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the dynamic monitoring of patients with nodular goiter

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Review of the literature devoted to the relevance of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Application of the new classification system, the interpretation of FNA can significantly increase the reproducibility of the method and reduce the number of false-negative results. This review summarizes recent data on the epidemiology of thyroid nodules, new system of the interpretation of FNA cytology findings, the role of FNA in the dynamic monitoring of benign tumors of thyroid gland.

  16. Comparing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) versus fine needle biopsy (FNB) in the diagnosis of solid lesions: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    WANG, JINLIN; Wu, Xiaoli; Yin, Ping; Guo, Qiaozhen; Hou, Wei; Li, Yawen; WANG Yun; Cheng, Bin

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    Background Linear endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows the visualization, identification, and characterization of the extent of lesions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and adjacent structures. EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) facilitates a more accurate diagnosis of mediastinal, intra-abdominal, and pancreatic lesions through the collection of the cytological material under direct visualization. Recent reports suggest that histological samples can be obtained by EUS-FNA with ...

  17. A comparison of ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology and core needle biopsy in evaluation of palpable breast lesions

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    Objective: To compare ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and core needle biopsy (CNB) in patients presenting with palpable breast lumps (PBLs), in terms of sensitivity and specificity, taking final histopathology as gold standard. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Ultrasound guided FNAC and CNB were taken of all female patients with PBLs. The results were compared with final histopathology as gold standard. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software and chi-square test. Results: A total of 60 patients were included in the study. The mean age was 33.8 yrs. The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound guided FNAC were 68.7% and 93.1%, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound guided CNB was 93.7% and 100%. The accuracy of FNAC was 86.2% and that of core needle biopsy was 98.3%. Conclusion: The ultrasound guided core needle biopsy can be used as an initial diagnostic test for the evaluation of all PBLs. Because of high negative predictive value core needle biopsy can replace surgical excision biopsy for benign lesions. (author)

  18. Peripancreatic Tuberculous Lymphadenitis with Biliary Obstruction Diagnosed by Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Fine-needle Aspiration Biopsy.

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    Yamada, Reiko; Inoue, Hiroyuki; Yoshizawa, Naohiko; Kitade, Takashi; Tano, Shunsuke; Sakuno, Takashi; Harada, Tetsuro; Nakamura, Misaki; Katsurahara, Masaki; Hamada, Yasuhiko; Tanaka, Kyosuke; Horiki, Noriyuki; Takei, Yoshiyuki

    2016-01-01

    A 57-year-old man with a history of tuberculosis (TB) was found to have a pancreatic head mass, accompanied by stenosis of the common bile duct. Due to the inherent difficulty in differentiating pancreatic carcinoma from an inflammatory mass, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) was thus performed. The pathological findings confirmed granuloma with caseous necrosis, and the results of the QuantiFERON TB2G test were positive. Accordingly, the patient was diagnosed with peripancreatic TB and thereafter was successfully treated with anti-TB therapy. Based on the findings of this case, we conclude that EUS-FNAB is a useful modality for the diagnosis of pancreatic TB. PMID:27086805

  19. Tumour seeding after fine-needle aspiration and core biopsy of the head and neck--a systematic review.

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    Shah, Keval S V; Ethunandan, Madan

    2016-04-01

    Although fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and core needle biopsy are essential diagnostic investigations of lumps in the head and neck, seeding along the needle track has long been a concern, and various factors have been implicated. We therefore searched the Medline database for relevant English language papers published between 1970 and 2014, excluding those on the thyroid and parathyroid, and systematically reviewed them to assess the risk. In the 610 articles reviewed we found only 7 reports of seeding (5 after FNAC and 2 after core needle biopsy). Tumours were found between 3 months and 3 years after the procedure in 4 cases, and in 3, tumour cells were found along the needle track between 0 and 33 days after the procedure. The needles varied in size from 18 - 22 gauge (G) and there were 3 to 4 passes. Four cases occurred after investigation of a mass in the salivary glands, and 3 after assessment of a cervical lymph node. Disease was benign in one and malignant in 6. Seeding along the needle track after FNAC or core needle biopsy of a lump in the head and neck is rarely reported, and an accurate estimate of its incidence is difficult to ascertain. Crude estimates suggest 0.00012% and 0.0011% after FNA and core needle biopsy, respectively. A distinction should be made between seeding that is seen shortly after the procedure and the development of tumour along the needle track. PMID:26837638

  20. Diagnosis and typing of systemic amyloidosis: The role of abdominal fat pad fine needle aspiration biopsy

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Systemic amyloidosis (SA has a broad nonspecific clinical presentation. Its diagnosis depends on identifying amyloid in tissues. Abdominal fat pad fine needle aspiration (FPFNA has been suggested as a sensitive and specific test for diagnosing SA. Materials and Methods: Thirty-nine FPFNA from 38 patients (16 women and 20 men, age range 40-88 years during a 15-year period were reviewed. Smears and cell blocks were stained with Congo red (CR. A panel of antibodies (serum amyloid protein, serum amyloid A, albumin, transthyretin, kappa light chain and lambda light chain was used on six cell blocks from five patients. The FNA findings were correlated with clinical and histological follow-up. Results: FPFNAs were positive, confirmed by CR in 5/39 (13%, suspicious in 1/39 (3%, negative in 28/39 (72%, and insufficient for diagnosis in 5/39 (13% of cases. In all the positive cases, SA was confirmed within 2-16 weeks. Among the 28 negative cases, SA was diagnosed in 21, the rest were lost to follow-up. Among the insufficient cases, SA was diagnosed in four and one was lost to follow-up. Specificity was 100%, whereas sensitivity was 19%. SA typing using cell block sections was successful in three, un-interpretable in one, and negative in two cases. Conclusion: FPFNA for SA is not as good as previously reported. This may be due to different practice setting, level of experience, diagnostic technique, or absence of abdominal soft tissue involvement. A negative result of FPFNA does not exclude SA. Immune phenotyping of amyloid is possible on cell block.

  1. Impact of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy for diagnosis of pancreatic masses

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    Julio Iglesias-Garcia; Enrique Dominguez-Munoz; Antonio Lozano-Leon; Ihab Abdulkader; Jose Larino-Noia; Jose Antunez; Jeronimo Forteza

    2007-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of histological evaluation of pancreatic tissue samples obtained by a modified method for recovering and processing the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) material in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic solid masses.METHODS: Sixty-two consecutive patients with pancreatic masses were prospectively studied. EUS was performed by the linear scanning Pentax FG-38UX echoendoscope. Three FNAs (22G needle) were carried out during each procedure. The materials obtained with first and second punctures were processed for cytological study. Materials of the third puncture were recovered into 10% formol solution by careful injection of saline solution through the needle, and processed for histological study.RESULTS: Length of the core specimen obtained for histological analysis was 6.5 + 5.3 mm (range 1-22 mm).Cytological and histological samples were considered as adequate in 51 (82.3%) and 52 cases (83.9%), respectively. Overall sensitivity of both pancreatic cytology and histology for diagnosis of malignancy was 68.4%. Contrary to cytology, histology was able to diagnose tumours other than adenocarcinomas, and all cases of inflammatory masses. Combination of cytology and histology allowed obtaining an adequate sample in 56 cases (90.3%),with a global sensitivity of 84.21%, specificity of 100%and an overall accuracy of 90.32%. The complication rate was 1.6%.CONCLUSION: Adequate pancreatic core specimens for histological examination can be obtained by EUS-guided FNA. This technique is mainly useful for the diagnosis of different types of pancreatic tumours and evaluation of benign diseases.

  2. Fine needle aspiration biopsy proves increased T-lymphocyte proliferation in tumor and decreased metastatic infiltration after treatment with doxorubicin bound to PHPMA copolymer carrier

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    Betka, Jaroslav; Hovorka, Ondřej; Bouček, Jan; Ulbrich, Karel; Etrych, Tomáš; Říhová, Blanka

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    Roč. 21, č. 7 (2013), s. 648-661. ISSN 1061-186X R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP301/12/1254 Institutional support: RVO:61388971 ; RVO:61389013 Keywords : Doxorubicin conjugates * Drug targeting * Fine needle aspiration biopsy Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology; CD - Macromolecular Chemistry (UMCH-V) Impact factor: 2.723, year: 2013

  3. Fine-Needle Aspiration Followed by Core-Needle Biopsy in the Same Setting: Modifying Our Approach.

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    Joudeh, Amani A; Shareef, Sameera Q; Al-Abbadi, Mousa A

    2016-01-01

    Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is a well-established initial diagnostic tool. However, in some instances limitations and shortcomings arise, making it insufficient for determining a specific diagnosis. Consequently, patients have to undergo another diagnostic procedure. The second procedure is either repeat FNAB, core-needle or open biopsy, and can be inconvenient and costly. In some centers, the FNAB is immediately followed by core-needle biopsy (CNB) in the same setting after assuring adequacy on the initial FNAB utilizing rapid on-site specimen evaluation (ROSE). It is argued that implementing such an approach will eventually have additional critical advantages that include the following: (a) it is more convenient to patients to have both procedures in one visit, (b) the tissue procured by both procedures will be more adequate, enabling cytopathologists to reach an accurate diagnosis, and (c) it is ultimately a cost-effective approach if we take into consideration the avoidance of a potential second more invasive diagnostic procedure. Since we are living in an era of patient-centered medicine coupled with cost-cutting strategies, we present here a brief review of the topic with analysis of this alternative approach, review of the pertinent literature and shed light on a few scenarios that justify this approach. PMID:26963594

  4. Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle biopsy in the management of thyroid pathology in the Hospital Mexico in 2011-2012

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    The nodule has been a very common thyroid pathology; through palpation is located in a 5% of the population and through ultrasound this figure has increased by almost 50%. The thyroid nodule has been the shape of presentation of thyroid cancer; the majority of times asymptomatic and most recently has shown without relation to the size of the nodule, 5 to 15% of thyroid nodules are malignant. This requires to classify clinically, to decide which patient requires surgical management. In Costa Rica, and especially in the CCSS (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social); It has had two tools for perform differentiation: ultrasound and FNA (fine needle aspiration biopsy). The diagnostic accuracy of these tests has allowed minimize thyroid surgeries in patients with benign nodules and sift patients with thyroid nodules into search for cancer of thyroid. Previous to routine use of FNA was resected only 14% of malignant nodules, now are resected more than 50%. The diagnostic accuracy of these tests is related to technical aspects and also with the structural and histological features of the lesions valued. The limitations and scope described have allowed to optimize the utilization of direct and indirect costs related to the management of patients with thyroid nodules and decrease morbidity in the management of thyroid pathology. The sensitivity and specificity of fine needle biopsy varies, as is noted in various publications, according to the reference center, has been quite reliable between 0.3 and 3 cm and is highly specific in the case of papillary carcinoma. The diagnostic accuracy of the test has never been studied in the Hospital Mexico. Of the total population for the period 2011-2012, it is documented that the FNA is a study of high specificity (95,5%), with value predictive negative and positive appropriate (>75%) and with an intermediate sensitivity (55,6%). The analysis of ultrasound and FNA as parallel testing has allowed greater sensitivity. The use of ultrasound

  5. CT-guided fine-needle biopsy (FNB) in histological characterization of mediastinum and lung lesions

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    CT-guided percutaneous thin-needle biopsy is the method of choice in the histological characterization of mediastinum and lung lesions in which a diagnosis could not be reached trough non-invasive methods such as cytology of the sputum, or biopsy during bronchoscopy. FNB represents an alternative to diagnostic thoracotomy: it is, in fact, less invasive, it can be carried out with no need for hospitalization, and has low incidence of complicatios. FNB diagnostic accuracy 89,6%, sensitivity 87,6% and specificity 98%. Our series includes 419 percataneous fineneedle biopsies

  6. Management issues in breast lesions diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration and percutaneous core breast biopsy.

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    Levine, Pascale; Simsir, Aylin; Cangiarella, Joan

    2006-06-01

    The use offine-needle aspiration biopsy or percutaneous core needle biopsy to diagnose breast lesions has increased during the past few decades. Although the benefits of these procedures are well known, controversies remain about the management of certain categories of breast lesions detected by these methods. This article discusses the management issues in categories of breast lesions, including papillary lesions, atypical lobular hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ, and mucinous lesions diagnosed by the preoperative techniques of aspiration or core biopsy. PMID:16830962

  7. Sonographically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies of adrenal masses in lung cancer patients, eleven-year experience

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    Purpose. The aim of this retrospective study was to define the accuracy and safety of the ultrasonographically (US) guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the enlarged adrenals in the patients with lung cancer. Patients and methods. In eleven-year period 64 patients with cytologically proven lung cancer underwent US-guided FNABs of adrenal masses. The accuracy of the method was assessed on the basis of cytology findings and the safety on the number of complications reported after the procedure. Results. US-guided aspiration biopsy turned out to be accurate in 58/64 cases (91%), and very safe with only 4/64 (6%) minor complications. In 52/58 (90%) cases, the cytology sample was found to be malignant. In 6 cases (10%), isolated adrenal masses were adenomas. Conclusions. We recommend US-guided FNAB as a safe and reliable diagnostic method that has many advantages over computer tomography (CT)-guided FNAB, such as safety, patient-friendliness, no X-rays and its reproducibility. (author)

  8. Predisposing factors of pneumothorax in percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy: comparison between CT emphysema score and pulmonary function test

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    To compare the CT emphysema score with various factors of pulmonary function test by simple spirometry and to use the result as a predictor of pneumothorax in percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy. The CT scans of 106 patients who had undergone percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy of lung lesions within the previous 18 months were retrospectively reviewed. In 75 of these 106 cases, the results of the pulmonary function test were also reviewed. On plain chest radiography, pneumothorax was noted in 20 cases (19%). Emphysema was blindly evaluated. We divided each lung into four segments and determined the severity and involved volume of emphysema, as seen on CT. Severity was classified as one of four grades, as follow : absence of emphysema=0 ; low attenuation area of less than 5mm=1 ; low attenuation area of more than 5mm, and vascular pruning with normal lung intervening=2 ; and diffuse low attenuation without intervening normal lung, and larger confluent low attenuation with vascular pruning and distortion of branching pattern occupying all or almost all the involved parenchyma=3. The involved area was also classified as one of four grades : less than 25%=1 ; 25 - 49%=2 ; 51 - 74%=3 ; and more than 75%=4. The CT emphysema score was defined as the average of the grade of severity multiplied by the grade of involved area. Pulmonary function tests, consisting of simple spirometry and a pulmonologist's interpretation, were evaluated. We also evaluated depth and size of lesion as known predisposing factors in postbioptic pneumothorax. Statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square test, Wilcoxon ranks sum W test and the student t test. A comparison between the two groups of occurrence(with or without pneumothorax) showed the emphysema scores to be 1.69±2.0 and 1.11±2.9, respectively ; there was thus no significant difference between the two groups (z= - 0.048, p>0.10). Nor were differences revealed by the pulmonary

  9. Predisposing factors of pneumothorax in percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy: comparison between CT emphysema score and pulmonary function test

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    Lee, Chang Ho; Park, Kyung Joo; Park, Dong Won; Jung, Kyung Il; Suh, Jung Ho [Ajou Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To compare the CT emphysema score with various factors of pulmonary function test by simple spirometry and to use the result as a predictor of pneumothorax in percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy. The CT scans of 106 patients who had undergone percutaneous transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy of lung lesions within the previous 18 months were retrospectively reviewed. In 75 of these 106 cases, the results of the pulmonary function test were also reviewed. On plain chest radiography, pneumothorax was noted in 20 cases (19%). Emphysema was blindly evaluated. We divided each lung into four segments and determined the severity and involved volume of emphysema, as seen on CT. Severity was classified as one of four grades, as follow : absence of emphysema=0 ; low attenuation area of less than 5mm=1 ; low attenuation area of more than 5mm, and vascular pruning with normal lung intervening=2 ; and diffuse low attenuation without intervening normal lung, and larger confluent low attenuation with vascular pruning and distortion of branching pattern occupying all or almost all the involved parenchyma=3. The involved area was also classified as one of four grades : less than 25%=1 ; 25 - 49%=2 ; 51 - 74%=3 ; and more than 75%=4. The CT emphysema score was defined as the average of the grade of severity multiplied by the grade of involved area. Pulmonary function tests, consisting of simple spirometry and a pulmonologist's interpretation, were evaluated. We also evaluated depth and size of lesion as known predisposing factors in postbioptic pneumothorax. Statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square test, Wilcoxon ranks sum W test and the student t test. A comparison between the two groups of occurrence(with or without pneumothorax) showed the emphysema scores to be 1.69{+-}2.0 and 1.11{+-}2.9, respectively ; there was thus no significant difference between the two groups (z= - 0.048, p>0.10). Nor were differences revealed by the

  10. Establishing an accurate diagnosis of a parotid lump: evaluation of the current biopsy methods - fine needle aspiration cytology, ultrasound-guided core biopsy, and intraoperative frozen section.

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    Howlett, D C; Skelton, E; Moody, A B

    2015-09-01

    The optimum technique for histological confirmation of the nature of a parotid mass remains controversial. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), which has traditionally been used, is associated with high non-diagnostic and false negative rates, and ultrasound (US)-guided core biopsy and frozen section have been explored as alternatives. US-guided core biopsy is more invasive than FNAC, but is safe, well-tolerated, and associated with improved diagnostic performance. Although frozen section offers better specificity than FNAC, it has a number of important drawbacks and cannot be considered as a primary diagnostic tool. US-guided core biopsy should be considered as the initial diagnostic technique of choice, and in units where the accuracy of FNAC is good it can be used when FNAC is equivocal or non-diagnostic. PMID:25886878

  11. Radiologically guided fine needle lung biopsies in the evaluation of focal pulmonary lesions in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients.

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    Jantunen, E; Piilonen, A; Volin, L; Ruutu, P; Parkkali, T; Koukila-Kähkölä, P; Ruutu, T

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    Lung problems are common in allogeneic stem cell transplant (SCT) recipients. To evaluate the feasibility and diagnostic yield of radiologically guided fine needle lung biopsy (FNLB) in allogeneic SCT recipients with focal pulmonary lesions, a retrospective analysis was carried out. Between 1989 and 1998, radiologists performed a total of 30 FNLBs in 21 allogeneic SCT recipients, guided either by ultrasound (n = 17) or computed tomography (n = 13). The median time from SCT to the first FNLB was 131 days (20-343 days). Prophylactic platelet transfusions were given in 19 procedures (66%). The complications of FNLB included clinically insignificant pneumothorax in four procedures (13%) and self-limiting haemoptysis in one case (3%). The first FNLB was suggestive of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in five patients (24%). Additional clinically useful findings of FNLB included Pseudomonas (two patients) and Nocardia (one patient). The final diagnosis of pulmonary lesions was IPA in 14 patients, immunological lung problems in four patients and other in three patients. Radiologically guided FNLB is feasible in allogeneic SCT recipients and has a low complication rate. The diagnostic yield is high especially for IPA. PMID:11896433

  12. Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies in Children: Study of Cytological-Histological Correlation and Immunostaining with Thyroid Peroxidase Monoclonal Antibodies

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Context. There is limited data comparing results of fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNABs to histological diagnosis in children. Design. FNABs were performed in 707 children and cytological results were compared to histology in 165 cases. The usefulness of immunostaining with anti-TPO monoclonal antibodies (MoAb47 on FNAB samples was examined in 54 operated patients. Results. Among unsatisfactory, benign, suspicious, and malignant FNAB, the histological diagnoses were benign in 12/12 (100%, 69/70 (98.5%, 40/50 (80.0%, and 0/33 (0%, respectively. After surgery, malignancy was established in 44/165 (26.6% cases. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were 95.4%, 55.8%, 61.7%, and 95% with standard FNAB; and 100%, 75%, 73.3, and 100% with MoAb47. Among suspicious FNAB, positive MoAb47 staining was a reliable marker for exclusion of malignancy. Conclusion. Benign and malignant FNAB accurately predict histological diagnosis. In suspicious FNAB, MoAb47 immunostaining may be a useful adjunct to standard cytology.

  13. Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies in Children: Study of Cytological-Histological Correlation and Immunostaining with Thyroid Peroxidase Monoclonal Antibodies

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Context. There is limited data comparing results of fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNABs to histological diagnosis in children. Design. FNABs were performed in 707 children and cytological results were compared to histology in 165 cases. The usefulness of immunostaining with anti-TPO monoclonal antibodies (MoAb47 on FNAB samples was examined in 54 operated patients. Results. Among unsatisfactory, benign, suspicious, and malignant FNAB, the histological diagnoses were benign in 12/12 (100%, 69/70 (98.5%, 40/50 (80.0%, and 0/33 (0%, respectively. After surgery, malignancy was established in 44/165 (26.6% cases. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were 95.4%, 55.8%, 61.7%, and 95% with standard FNAB; and 100%, 75%, 73.3, and 100% with MoAb47. Among suspicious FNAB, positive MoAb47 staining was a reliable marker for exclusion of malignancy. Conclusion. Benign and malignant FNAB accurately predict histological diagnosis. In suspicious FNAB, MoAb47 immunostaining may be a useful adjunct to standard cytology.

  14. Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid

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    Thyroid nodule fine needle aspirate biopsy; Biopsy - thyroid - skinny-needle; Skinny-needle thyroid biopsy ... cleaned. A thin needle is inserted into the thyroid, and a sample of thyroid cells and fluid ...

  15. Fine needle aspirating and cutting is superior to Tru-cut core needle in liver biopsy

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    Guo-Ping Li; Gao-Quan Gong; Xiao-Lin Wang; Yi Chen; Jie-Min Cheng and Chang-Yu Li

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    BACKGROUND: Liver  biopsy  is  the  "gold  standard"  for evaluating liver disorders, but controversies over the potential risk of complications and patient discomfort still exist. Using a 21G fine needle, we developed a new biopsy procedure, fine needle aspirating and cutting (FNAC). Our procedure obtains enough  tissue  for  pathological  examination  and  meanwhile, reduces the risk of biopsy complications. The present study was to determine the safety and efficiency of 21G FNAC compared with 18G Tru-cut core needle (TCN) in liver tumor biopsies. METHODS: Ninety-four patients with unresectable malignant tumors were included in this study. Patients were divided into 2 groups: 18G TCN and 21G FNAC. The total positive rate (TPR) and safety of both groups were compared. RESULTS: TPR was not different between the two groups. Liver puncture  track  subcapsular  hemorrhage  and  arteriovenous shunt  were  reported  with  18G  TCN  but  not  with  21G  FNAC. The incidence of pain caused by biopsy was higher for the 18G TCN group compared to the 21G FNAC group (P0.5  cm,  but  52.1%  in  the  21G  FNAC  group  (P CONCLUSIONS: TPR is not different between the 21G FNAC and 18G TCN biopsy procedures, but the safety of 21G FNAC is superior to that of 18G TCN. Tissues obtained by either of these two procedures are sufficient for a pathological diagnosis.

  16. Tissue Harvester with Functional Valve (THFV): Shidham's device for reproducibly higher specimen yield by fine needle aspiration biopsy with easy to perform steps

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    Abstract Background Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) cytology has been a highly effective methodology for tissue diagnosis and for various ancillary studies including molecular tests. In addition to other benefits, FNAB predominantly retrieves the diagnostic loosely cohesive cells in the lesion as compared to the adjacent supporting stroma with relatively higher cohesiveness. However, FNAB procedure performed with currently available resources is highly skill dependent with inter-performe...

  17. Institutional experience of PTH evaluation on fine-needle washing after aspiration biopsy to locate hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue

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    Massimo GIUSTI; Mara DOLCINO; Lara VERA; Carla GHIARA; Francesca MASSARO; Laura FAZZUOLI; Diego FERONE; Michele MUSSAP; Francesco MINUTO

    2009-01-01

    Assaying parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the washing liquid after fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) seems to be a valid approach to locate parathyroid tissue. PTH-FNAB was evaluated in 47 patients with a clinical picture of primary hyper-parathyroidism (PHP) and ultrasonography (US) suggestive of parathyroid lesion. The patients were subdivided into two groups on the basis of the absence or presence of US thyroid alterations. The result of PTH-FNAB was compared with those of cytology, scintigraphy and, in 24 patients, surgical outcome. PTH-FNAB samples with a value higher than that recorded in the serum and higher than our institutional cut-off were deemed to be probable samples of parathyroid tissue. Cytology proved diagnostic for benign thyroid lesions, non-diagnostic for thyroid lesions, hyperplastic parathyroid tissue, undetermined or malignant thyroid lesions and other lesions in 45%, 30%, 17%, 4%, and 4% of cases, respectively. In 47% of cases, PTH-FNAB indicated that the sample had been taken in parathyroid tissue. In patients without US alterations, the diagnostic accuracy of PTH-FNAB was greater than that of scintigraphy. After surgery, comparison between the results of PTH-FNAB and scintigraphy, in terms of positive predictive value (PPV), revealed the superiority of PTH-FNAB; PPV was 94% for FNAB and 71% for scintigraphy, while sen-sitivity was 83% and 69%, respectively. PTH-FNAB evaluation after FNAB appears to be more diagnostic than cytology and scintigraphy. Of all the procedures used, PTH-FNAB appears to be the method of choice when the target is US suggestive and reachable. PTH-FNAB appears to be a useful method of guiding surgical intervention.

  18. Pros and cons of fine needle aspiration biopsy in ocular tumors%眼内肿瘤细针穿刺活检的利与弊

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    魏文斌; 屠颖

    2012-01-01

    Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is an important method of intraocular tumors biopsy and often used in diagnosis of choroids tumors and primary intraocular lymphoma. The sensibility and specificity'of FNAB will increase with technique improvement of biopsy and handling the samples. Compared with other methods of intraocular biopsy, FNAB shows more convenient, quickly and safer. However, dissemination of tumor cells may still be the potential risk of FNAB. Indication of FNAB should be correctly selected before used. (Ophthalmol CHN, 2012, 21: 217-221)%细针穿刺眼内活检(fine-needle aspiration biopsy,FNAB)是眼内肿瘤诊断性活检的重要方法,常用于脉络膜肿瘤以及原发性眼内淋巴瘤的诊断.随着穿刺技术以及标本处理方法的改进,FNAB的诊断敏感性和特异性逐渐增加.与其他眼内活检方法相比,FNAB具有方便、快捷、安全的优点,但肿瘤的播散依然是其潜在的风险.临床应用FNAB需严格掌握其适应证.

  19. CT-guided fine-needle biopsy of focal lung lesions as the method for reducing the number of invasive diagnostic procedures

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    Background: CT-guided fine-needle biopsy (FNB) of focal lung lesions is one of the possibilities of obtaining histopathological diagnosis in pulmonary diseases. Its place in the algorithm is determined by the invasiveness. In case of no diagnosis after bronchoscopy or endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) guided biopsy, CT-guided FNB can become an alternative for more invasive procedures, such as open lung biopsy - thoracotomy. Material/Methods: Since January 2009 until February 2010, we performed 37 CT-guided FNB in 34 patients aged 31 to 76 (mean age 60.9). Among them, there were 16 women and 18 men. All patients underwent a standard chest CT with contrast medium injection. They were diagnosed with focal lesions and they were rejected from surgery as the primary method of treatment. During biopsy, the patient was positioned prone or supine, depending on the location of lesions. After performing a scout image and initial slices, we marked the level of biopsy, using a metal marker. Next, the biopsy needle was introduced under local anesthesia. When the obtained position of the needle in the lesion was correct, the specimen was taken. After needle removal, the patient was controlled for the presence of complications (i.e. pneumothorax). Biopsy time ranged from 10 to 50 minutes. Results: In 94.6% of biopsies, the specimens for histopathological and cytological examinations were obtained. In 22 (64.7%) patients, histopathological diagnoses (in 14 cases this was the non-small cell cancer and in 8, inflammatory lesions) were established which allowed us to resign from invasive thoracotomy and to introduce an appropriate treatment. In the remaining 12 patients, no diagnosis was established. Complications in the form of a minor pneumothorax occurred in 2 patients. Conclusions: Fine-needle biopsy of the focal lung lesions is an affective and a relatively safe method, which can replace the more invasive diagnostic thoracotomy in the majority of patients. (authors)

  20. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma from a native kidney of a renal transplant patient diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA biopsy

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    Full Text Available Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA biopsy sampling of enlarged lymph nodes is increasingly used to diagnose metastatic tumors, especially of the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs. Herein, we describe the diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma from a native kidney of a 54 year-old male patient, who had a 5-years history of renal transplant, by EUS-FNA of mediastinal and celiac lymph nodes. Histological and immunohistochemical findings confirmed the origin of metastatic tumor. EUS-FNA with proper cytological evaluation can be useful in the diagnosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in renal transplant patients. 

  1. Clinical impact of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in patients with upper gastrointestinal tract malignancies. A prospective study

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    Mortensen, M B; Pless, T; Durup, J;

    2001-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Several studies have evaluated the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNAB) in the upper gastrointestinal tract, but so far no studies have specifically evaluated the clinical impact of EUS-FNAB in upper gastrointestinal tract...... four patients with upper gastrointestinal tract cancer would require a biopsy. With this approach the actual clinical impact of EUS-FNAB ranged from 13% in esophageal cancer to 30% in pancreatic cancer. EUS-FNAB plays a limited, but very important clinical role in the assessment of upper...... overall sensitivity, specificity and accuracy for EUS-FNAB were 80%, 78% and 80%, respectively. No complications related to the biopsy procedure were seen. CONCLUSIONS: If EUS-FNAB was performed only in cases where a positive malignant result would change patient management, then approximately one out of...

  2. Recurrence of renal cell carcinoma diagnosed using contralateral adrenal biopsy with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration

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    TANIMOTO, AZUSA; TAKEUCHI, SHINJI; YAEGASHI, HIROSHI; KOTANI, HIROSHI; KITAI, HIDENORI; NANJO, SHIGEKI; EBI, HIROMICHI; YAMASHITA, KANAME; MOURI, HISATSUGU; OHTSUBO, KOUSHIRO; IKEDA, HIROKO; YANO, SEIJI

    2016-01-01

    A 76-year-old female in whom a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) lesion was resected 19 years previously presented to our hospital with cognitive dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed nodules in the brain, lung, adrenal gland and a pelvic osteolytic lesion. To identify the primary cancer site, the present study performed endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of the left adrenal lesion. Consequently, the pathological findings of the tissue obtained by EUS-FNA were similar to those of the previous nephrectomy specimen, revealing that the adrenal lesion was the recurrence of RCC. The majority of the metastatic lesions in the patient were reduced in size by the multiple kinase inhibitor, pazopanib. Contralateral adrenal metastasis of RCC is rare and the use of EUS-FNA in the diagnosis of adrenal lesions remains to be elucidated. This is a rare case of adrenal lesion, diagnosed by EUS-FNA. Therefore, EUS-FNA is considered to be a useful diagnostic modality of adrenal metastases from unidentified primary tumor types. PMID:27073657

  3. Use of CT-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in epidermal growth factor receptor mutation analysis in patients with advanced lung cancer

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    Zhuang, Yi-Ping; Wang, Hai-Yan; Zhang, Jin; Feng, Yong (Dept. of Radiology, Jiangsu Cancer Inst. and Hospital, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China)), email: yipingzhuang2010@sina.com; Shi, Mei-Qi (Dept. of Chemotherapy, Jiangsu Cancer Inst. and Hospital, Nanjing, Jiangsu (China))

    2011-12-15

    Background. The safety of using a cutting needle when performing a core-needle biopsy is of major concern, in particular for small lung tumors or tumors near the hilum. Purpose. To investigate the usefulness of CT-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the lung in obtaining tumor tissue for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation analysis in advanced lung cancer patients. Material and Methods. Forty-three patients with stage IIIB-IV lung cancer were enrolled. In all patients, CT-guided FNAB was performed using an 18-gauge or 20-gauge Chiba aspiration needle for histology diagnosis and EGFR mutation analysis. Complications associated with CT-guided FNAB were observed, and the specimen mutational assessments were recorded. Results. The obtained tumor samples ranged from 0.5-1.5 cm in length and were adequate for histological and DNA analyses in all patients. No patient had a pneumothorax or hemoptysis. Minor needle tract bleeding appeared in eight patients. Mutation analysis was satisfactorily demonstrated in 23 mutations and 20 non-mutations. Ten and 13 mutations were identified by 18-gauge and 20-gauge needle biopsies, respectively. EFGR mutations, including 12 cases of EGFR exon 19 deletion and 11 cases of exon 21 point mutation, were present in 21 patients with adenocarcinomas, one with squamous cell carcinoma, and one with undifferentiated carcinoma. Conclusion. CT-guided FNAB is a feasible and safe technique for obtaining lung tumor tissues for EGFR gene mutation analysis

  4. Use of CT-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in epidermal growth factor receptor mutation analysis in patients with advanced lung cancer

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    Background. The safety of using a cutting needle when performing a core-needle biopsy is of major concern, in particular for small lung tumors or tumors near the hilum. Purpose. To investigate the usefulness of CT-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the lung in obtaining tumor tissue for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation analysis in advanced lung cancer patients. Material and Methods. Forty-three patients with stage IIIB-IV lung cancer were enrolled. In all patients, CT-guided FNAB was performed using an 18-gauge or 20-gauge Chiba aspiration needle for histology diagnosis and EGFR mutation analysis. Complications associated with CT-guided FNAB were observed, and the specimen mutational assessments were recorded. Results. The obtained tumor samples ranged from 0.5-1.5 cm in length and were adequate for histological and DNA analyses in all patients. No patient had a pneumothorax or hemoptysis. Minor needle tract bleeding appeared in eight patients. Mutation analysis was satisfactorily demonstrated in 23 mutations and 20 non-mutations. Ten and 13 mutations were identified by 18-gauge and 20-gauge needle biopsies, respectively. EFGR mutations, including 12 cases of EGFR exon 19 deletion and 11 cases of exon 21 point mutation, were present in 21 patients with adenocarcinomas, one with squamous cell carcinoma, and one with undifferentiated carcinoma. Conclusion. CT-guided FNAB is a feasible and safe technique for obtaining lung tumor tissues for EGFR gene mutation analysis

  5. Sonographically guided fine-needle biopsy of thyroid nodules: the effects of nodule characteristics, sampling technique, and needle size on the adequacy of cytological material

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    Degirmenci, B. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey)]. E-mail: bumin.degirmenci@gmail.com; Haktanir, A. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey); Albayrak, R. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey); Acar, M. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey); Sahin, D.A. [Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey); Sahin, O. [Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey); Yucel, A. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey); Caliskan, G. [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar (Turkey)

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    Aim: To evaluate the effects of sonographic characteristics of thyroid nodules, the diameter of needle used for sampling, and sampling technique on obtaining sufficient cytological material (SCM). Materials and methods: We performed sonography-guided fine-needle biopsy (FNB) in 232 solid thyroid nodules. Size-, echogenicity, vascularity, and localization of all nodules were evaluated by Doppler sonography before the biopsy. Needles of size 20, 22, and 24 G were used for biopsy. The biopsy specimen was acquired using two different methods after localisation. In first method, the needle tip was advanced into the nodule in various positions using a to-and-fro motion whilst in the nodule, along with concurrent aspiration. In the second method, the needle was advanced vigorously using a to-and-fro motion within the nodule whilst being rotated on its axis (capillary-action technique). Results: The mean nodule size was 2.1 {+-} 1.3 cm (range 0.4-7.2 cm). SCM was acquired from 154 (66.4%) nodules by sonography-guided FNB. In 78 (33.6%) nodules, SCM could not be collected. There was no significant difference between nodules with different echogenicity and vascularity for SCM. Regarding the needle size, the lowest rate of SCM was obtained using 20 G needles (56.6%) and the highest rate of adequate material was obtained using 24 G needles (82.5%; p = 0.001). The SCM rate was 76.9% with the capillary-action technique versus 49.4% with the aspiration technique (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Selecting finer needles (24-25 G) for sonography-guided FNB of thyroid nodules and using the capillary-action technique decreased the rate of inadequate material in cytological examination.

  6. Core-needle biopsy under CT fluoroscopy guidance and fine-needle aspiration cytology: Comparison of diagnostic yield in the diagnosis of lung and mediastinum tumors. Analysis of frequency and types of complications

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    Patients with pathological tissue mass in thoracic cage found with imaging require histopathological or cytological confirmation of malignancy before treatment. The tissue material essential for patomorphological evaluation can be acquired with fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) controlled with CT and core-needle biopsy (CNB) under real-time CT fluoroscopy guidance. The purpose of this work is to carry out a retrospective analysis of the two methods with regards to their informativity, frequency and the kind of complications. From January, 2012 to May 2013, 76 core-needle biopsies of lung and mediastinum tumors were conducted and compared with 86 fine-needle aspiration biopsies(FNAB) of lung and mediastinum tumors, including 30 patients who underwent FNAB and were referred to CNB in order to specify the diagnosis. Complete histopathological diagnosis was made in 91% with the use of CNB and in 37% when FNAB was the chosen method. Early complications were observed in 32% patients who underwent BG and in group of 11% who underwent FNAB. Late complications, however, appeared in 29% patients after CNB and 13% after FNAB. In 24 cases CNB specified the complete diagnosis. Core-needle biopsy in comparison to fine-needle aspiration biopsy has more frequent rate of negligible complications, however, it offers higher diagnostic yield for diagnostic of lung and mediastinum neoplastic disease and allows for more precise diagnosis of focal lesions

  7. Diagnostic accuracy and complication rate of CT-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of lung lesions: A study based on the experience of the cytopathologist

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    Massimiliano Priola, Adriano; Priola, Sandro Massimo; Cataldi, Aldo; Paze, Francesco (Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Univ. of Turin, S. Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Turin (Italy)), e-mail: adriano.priola@inwind.it; Di Franco, Marisa (Dept. of Pharmacology, S. Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Orbassano, Turin (Italy)); Marci, Valerio (Dept. of Pathology, S. Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Orbassano, Turin (Italy)); Berruti, Alfredo (Dept. of Oncology, S. Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Orbassano, Turin (Italy))

    2010-06-15

    Background: CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy is a well-established technique for the diagnosis of focal lung lesions. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) requires the presence of a cytopathologist on-site to assess the adequacy of samples. For this reason FNAB is less and less used, and core biopsy is the first-line procedure when an experienced cytopathologist is not immediately available. Purpose: To evaluate the accuracy and complication rate of CT-guided FNAB of lung lesions according to the experience of the cytopathologist on-site. Material and Methods: A total of 321 consecutive biopsies were considered. Immediate cytological assessment was performed by an experienced cytopathologist for the first 165 procedures (group A) and by two training pathologists for the remaining 156 biopsies (group B). At the time of FNAB the pathologist assigned a semiquantitative score (0-3) to each specimen to assess its diagnostic quality. All variables between the two groups were analyzed by chi-square and Student's t test. A P value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: For all procedures, overall diagnostic accuracy was 80% for cytology alone, with no statistical difference between the two groups for diagnostic accuracy and sample score assigned. In all, 75% of the cytological samples (75% group A, 74% group B) obtained a higher score with a specific diagnosis of histotype. A post biopsy pneumothorax was detected in 27% of biopsies (25% group A, 28% group B). Thirteen patients (4.0%) required chest tube insertion for treatment. For all cases, the pneumothorax rate was significantly affected by the number of samples obtained (P=0.02), but not by the pleural punctures (P=0.15). There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups concerning the number of needle passes and complication rate (P>0.05). Conclusion: The efficacy and safety of CT-guided FNAB is not significantly affected by the training level of the cytopathologist

  8. Ultrasonographic and non-enhanced CT features of acute transient thyroid swelling following fine-needle aspiration biopsy: report of four cases.

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    Yamada, Keiko; Toda, Kazuhisa; Ebina, Aya; Motoi, Noriko; Sugitani, Iwao

    2015-07-01

    We report four cases of acute transient thyroid swelling following fine-needle aspiration biopsy, a rare complication of still unknown origin. The ultrasonographic pattern was fairly similar to that in previous reports: swelling of the thyroid with a patchy and heterogeneous appearance and diffusely scattered hypoechoic "cracks" that showed no blood flow signals with color Doppler ultrasound. There were also some features that differed from those in previous reports. Though thyroid swelling is typically diffuse and bilateral, it was unilateral or asymmetrical in some of our cases. While thyroid swelling is said to resolve spontaneously within 1-20 h, abnormal ultrasonographic findings persisted for more than 48 h in one case. Unlike previous reports, we have experienced cases with ultrasonographic findings of concomitant minor subcapsular hematomas. In one case, CT demonstrated not only thyroid swelling but also abnormal attenuation in perithyroid tissue extending to the retro-hypopharyngeal space and to the paraesophageal mediastinum. Although vasodilatation and diffuse vascular leakage are speculated to be the underlying mechanisms, our ultrasonograms at the time of the complication failed to demonstrate enlarged intrathyroidal vessels or hypervascularity with color Doppler ultrasound. More awareness and a description of the cases may help to clarify the pathogenesis of this self-limited complication. PMID:26576797

  9. Radiosensitivity of squamous cell carcinoma metastases to the neck assessed by immunocytochemical profiling of fine-needle aspiration biopsy cell specimens: A pilot study

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    Purpose: To assess radiosensitivity of neck metastases of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) by immunocytochemical profiling of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) cell specimens. Patients and methods: Immunocytochemical reactions to p53, cyclin D1, stefin A and Ki-67 were determined in FNAB cell samples of neck metastases from 21 patients treated with concomitant chemoradiotherapy and correlated to clinical characteristics and response to therapy. Results: Six (28.6%), eight (38.1%), 15 (71.4%) and nine (42.9%) FNAB cell samples were classified as p53, cyclin D1, stefin A and Ki-67 positive, respectively. Statistically significant predictors of favorable nodal response to chemoradiation were p53 (P = 0.025) and cyclin D1 (cytoplasmic fraction, P = 0.048) negativity and Ki-67 positivity (P = 0.045). Regional recurrence correlated with low Ki-67 immunoreactivity. A favorable profile of cyclin D1 and Ki-67 (one or both of the two) further improved the predictive strength of these markers. Conclusions: FNAB is a non-invasive, simple and cheap procedure, which could serve simultaneously for diagnostic purposes and for radiosensitivity testing. Immunocytochemical determination of cyclin D1 and Ki-67 in FNAB cell samples from neck metastases of SCCHN seems to be a valuable marker for predicting regional response to radiotherapy and might assist when deciding on appropriate primary therapy.

  10. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY AND OPEN BIOPSY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CERVICAL LYMPHADENOPATHY IN RURAL TERTIARY CENTRE

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Lymphadenopathy is a very common clinical manifestation of many diseases, defined as an abnormality in the size or character of lymph nodes, caused by the invasion or propagation of either inflammatory cells or neoplastic cells into the node. The clinical examination may be inaccurate in differentiating benign from neoplastic enlargement of the lymph node. Surgical excision of a palpable peripheral lymph node is relatively simple; it does require anaesthesia, strict sterility and theatre time and it leaves behind a scar. Fine needle aspiration cytology offers the advantages of an immediate with little cost and trauma. The present study is being undertaken to evaluate its accuracy in the diagnosis of tuberculosis and malignancy of the cervical lymph nodes. AIM AND OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of FNAC in the diagnosing cervical lymph node enlargement and cytological features of common pathological conditions affecting the lymph nodes and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FNAC and open biopsy in cervical lymphadenopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 100 patients were subjected for the study at CMCH and RC, Irungalur. FNAC was performed under aseptic precaution of the cervical lymph nodes using a 22G needle and HPE correlation was obtained for these patients remaining. These patients were subjected to surgical excision for radical dissection and the HPE correlation for specimen was obtained. RESULTS The result shows that the age wise distribution of patient with benign lesions were within 21-25 age groups and those with malignant lesion were in 31-50 age groups. Among the incidence of male-to-female ratio was 107:93. The duration of symptom was <6 months (<3 cm 50%/3-6 months 45%. The gross morphology shows that TB adenitis patient with positive matting nodes were 18 out of 25 patients were positive for matted nodes (94.47%. According to AJCC cancer staging the size of the nodes were assessed, which shows most of the nodes <3

  11. Scar endometriosis: Diagnosis by fine needle aspiration

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    2015-01-01

    Endometriosis is defined as the presence of a functioning endometrium outside the uterus. Abdominal wall endometriosis is a rare entity. Most of the abdominal wall endometriosis occurs in or around surgical scars following caesarean section or hysterectomy. We report a case of scar endometriosis following caesarean section and diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Excision biopsy confirmed the FNAC diagnosis of scar endometriosis.

  12. Histopathologic Findings Related to the Indeterminate or Inadequate Results of Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy and Correlation with Ultrasonographic Findings in Papillary Thyroid Carcinomas

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    Jung, So Lyung; Jung, Chan Kwon; Kim, Sung Hun; Kang, Bong Joo; Ahn, Kook Jin; Kim, Bum Soo; Ahn, Myeong Im; Im, Dong Jun; Bae, Ja Sung; Chung, Soo Kyo [Seoul St. Mary' s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-04-15

    To determine histopathologic findings related to the indeterminate or inadequate result of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) and to correlate histopathological findings with ultrasonographic features of tumors. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of FNAB, histopathologic characteristics, and sonographic findings of the solid portion of 95 PTCs in 95 patients. All cases were pathologically confirmed by surgery. Histopathologic characteristics were analyzed for tumor distribution, microcystic changes, fibrosis, and tumor component. We assumed several histopathologic conditions to be the cause of indeterminate or inadequate results of FNAB, including: 1) an uneven tumor distribution, 2) > 30% microcystic changes, 3) > 30% fibrosis, and 4) < 30% tumor component. Ultrasonographic findings of each PTC were evaluated for echotexture (homogeneous or heterogeneous), echogenicity (markedly hypoechoic, hypoechoic, isoechoic, or hyperechoic), and volume of the nodule. We correlated histopathologic characteristics of the PTC with results of the FNAB and ultrasonographic findings. From 95 FNABs, 71 cases (74%) were confirmed with malignancy or suspicious malignancy (PTCs), 21 (22%) had indeterminate results (atypical cells), and three (4%) were negative for malignancy. None of the assumed variables influenced the diagnostic accuracy of FNAB. Tumor distribution and fibrosis were statistically correlated with ultrasonographic findings of the PTCs (p < 0.05). Uneven tumor distribution was related with small tumor volume, and fibrosis over 30% was correlated with homogeneous echotexture, markedly hypoechoic and hypoechoic echogenicity, and small tumor volume (p < 0.05). No histopathologic component was found to correlate with improper results of FNAB in PTCs. In contrast, two histopathologic characteristics, uneven distribution and fibrosis, were correlated with ultrasonographic findings.

  13. Gemcitabine sensitivity-related mRNA expression in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of unresectable pancreatic cancer

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this study was to determine a predictive indicator of gemcitabine (GEM efficacy in unresectable pancreatic cancer using tissue obtained by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA. Methods mRNAs extracted from 35 pancreatic tubular adenocarcinoma tissues obtained by EUS-FNA before GEM-treatment were studied. mRNAs were amplified and applied to a Focused DNA Array, which was restricted to well-known genes, including GEM sensitivity-related genes, deoxycytidine kinase (dCK, human equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (hENT1, hENT2, dCMP deaminase, cytidine deaminase, 5'-nucleotidase, ribonucleotide reductase 1 (RRM1 and RRM2. mRNA levels were classified into high and low expression based on a cut-off value defined as the average expression of 35 samples. These 35 patients were divided into the following two groups. Patients with partial response and those with stable disease whose tumor markers decreased by 50% or more were classified as the effective group. The rest of patients were classified as the non-effective group. The relationship between GEM efficacy and mRNA expression was then examined by chi-squared test. Results Among these GEM sensitivity-related genes, dCK alone showed a significant correlation with GEM efficacy. Eight of 12 patients in the effective group had high dCK expression, whereas 16 of 23 patients in non-effective group had low dCK expressions (P = 0.0398. Conclusion dCK mRNA expression is a candidate indicator for GEM efficacy in unresectable pancreatic cancer. Quantitative mRNA measurements of dCK using EUS-FNA samples are necessary for definitive conclusions.

  14. Tissue Harvester with Functional Valve (THFV: Shidham's device for reproducibly higher specimen yield by fine needle aspiration biopsy with easy to perform steps

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    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB cytology has been a highly effective methodology for tissue diagnosis and for various ancillary studies including molecular tests. In addition to other benefits, FNAB predominantly retrieves the diagnostic loosely cohesive cells in the lesion as compared to the adjacent supporting stroma with relatively higher cohesiveness. However, FNAB procedure performed with currently available resources is highly skill dependent with inter-performer variability, which compromises its full potential as a diagnostic tool. In this study we report a device overcoming these limitations. Methods 'Tissue Harvester with Functional Valve' (THFV was evaluated as part of a phase 1 National Institute of Health (NIH research grant under Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR Program. Working prototypes of the device were prepared. Each of the four cytopathologists with previous cytopathology fellowship training and experience in performing FNAB evaluated 5 THFV and 5 hypodermic needles resulting in 40 specimens (20 with THFV, 20 with hypodermic needles. A piece of fresh cattle liver stuffed in latex glove was used as the specimen. Based on these results a finished design was finalized. Results The smears and cell blocks prepared from the specimens obtained by THFV were superior in terms of cellularity to specimens obtained with hypodermic needles. The tissuecrit of specimens obtained with THFV ranged from 70 to 100 μl (mean 87, SD 10, compared to 17 to 30 μl (mean 24, SD 4 with conventional hypodermic needles (p Conclusion The specimen yield with the new THFV was significantly higher when compared to hypodermic needles. Also, the FNAB procedure with THFV was relatively easier in comparison with hypodermic needles. The final version of Shidham's THFV device would improve the FNAB specimen yield by eliminating the skill factor. The increased specimen yield by this device would also facilitate wider application of

  15. Diagnosis of intrathoracic lesions: are sequential fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) combined better than either investigation alone?

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    Aviram, G. [Department of Radiology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel)]. E-mail: aviramgalit@hotmail.com; Greif, J. [Department of Pulmonology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel); Man, A. [Department of Pulmonology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel); Schwarz, Y. [Department of Pulmonology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel); Marmor, S. [Department of Pathology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel); Graif, M. [Department of Radiology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel); Blachar, A. [Department of Radiology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel)

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    Aim: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of sequential computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core-needle biopsy (CNB) in comparison with FNA and CNB performed separately for diagnosing intrathoracic lesions. Subjects and methods: Five hundred and eighty-two consecutive patients with thoracic lesions who underwent same-session sequential CT-guided FNA and CNB procedures were studied. The final diagnosis, which was achieved by either agreement of percutaneous procedures with clinical follow-up, bronchoscopy or thoracotomy was available for all cases. The diagnostic yield of the combined FNA + CNB procedures was compared with that of each alone. Results: Adequate samples were obtained in 541 (93%) of FNAs and 513 (88%) of CNBs. Of 582 lesions, 419 (72%) were malignant and 163 (28%) were benign. For malignant lesions, the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of the procedures were: 376/419 (89.7%), 136/163 (83.4%), and 88% for FNA; 317/419 (75.6%), 138/163 (84.7%), and 78% for CNB; 400/419 (95.5%), 154/163 (94.5%), and 95% for FNA + CNB. The sequential procedures showed significantly better sensitivity, specificity and accuracy compared with either FNA or CNB separately (p < 0.003). For the 163 benign lesions, 76 (47%) had a specific benign pathological diagnosis. The diagnosis was obtained in 16/76 (21%) by FNA, in 54/76 (71%) by CNB, and in 60/76 (79%) by FNA + CNB. There was no significant difference between the results of the sequential procedures and CNB alone (p > 0.05). Conclusions: Sequential FNA and CNB improve the diagnostic accuracy of percutaneous CT-guided procedures in malignant lesions. There was only mild improvement, which was not statistically significant, for the diagnosis of benign specific lesions by the sequential procedures compared with the yield of CNB alone.

  16. Cytological and sonographic correlation of the biopsies by fine needle aspiration (FNAB) of thyroid nodules in the Hospital San Rafael de Alajuela of July 1, 2006 to February 28, 2007

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    The importance of the use of aspiration biopsy with ultrasonic-guided fine needle is recognized as screening method for diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Thyroid nodules are very common, the prevalence of palpitation has been estimated by 4% and 6% by ultrasound. The prevalence in autopsy data of patients with no history of thyroid pathology has been up to 50%. The use set of advanced imaging techniques and modified techniques of biopsy is implemented in order to increase the diagnostic security of thyroid lesions. The incidental finding of thyroid nodules or incidentalomas has soared dizzily, since the advent of ultrasound as an element in the valuation of thyroid disease and thyroid in the neck. Incidence has been reported even up to 40%. A growing number of endocrinologists are using aspiration biopsy with ultrasound guided fine needle of thyroid nodules as initial diagnostic procedure to identify discrete nodules with a direct location. The percentage of malignant nodules or that require surgery by size or symptomatology, generally, is very low, had to be established a systematic approach to reducing morbidity and mortality associated with major surgery of the neck and reduce costs. The biopsy by fine needle aspiration has been a well established diagnostic technique for preoperative evaluation of thyroid nodules, which has led a significant reduction in the number of unnecessary surgeries in most centers has been between 35-75%. This biopsy has been a specific method, sensitive and inexpensive. The sonographic guidance for biopsy by fine needle aspiration offers the following benefits: is safe and inexpensive, able to reduce costs in 25%, minimally invasive and highly effective, this guidance has increased the detection of malignancy of 14 to 39%. Among the complications that can occur is the formation of hematoma and pain, which are rare. On the other hand, the sonographic guidance is essential for biopsy nonpalpable nodules helping to ensure proper placement of

  17. Ultrasound guided Core Biopsy, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology and Surgical Excision Biopsy in the diagnosis of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in the head and neck: An eleven year experience

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    Introduction: This study aims to review our 11 year experience of diagnosing metastatic squamous cell carcinoma presenting as head and neck lumps. The techniques of Ultrasound guided Core Biopsy (USCB), Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) and Surgical Excision Biopsy (SEB) are compared. Materials and methods: All patients with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the lymph nodes of the head and neck or parotid gland, diagnosed at Eastbourne District General Hospital between January 1998 and November 2009 were identified. The following data items were collated: biopsy location (e.g. cervical lymph node or parotid), any history of likely primary SCC and site, type of biopsy used to establish a conclusive diagnosis (index diagnostic technique), previous biopsies, the technique and their results, subsequent histology results. Results: A total of 90 patients were diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. The index diagnostic technique was USCB in 48 patients, FNAC in 29 and SEB in 13. In 72 (80%) patients the index biopsy was the sole tissue sample taken prior to surgery or other treatment. The remaining 18 patients underwent a total of 22 previous biopsies prior to the index biopsy. 95% (21/22) of these previous biopsies were non-definitive FNAC and 5% (1/22) was a non-definitive USCB. FNACs also demonstrated the highest non-diagnostic rate (42%). The accuracy of USCB and FNAC in correlating with final histopathology was 97% and 85% respectively. Conclusions: USCB demonstrates excellent results in the diagnosis of metastatic SCC in the head and neck with higher accuracy and greater reliability than FNAC.

  18. Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Thyroid Nodules: is it Necessary to Use Local Anesthesia for the Application of One Needle Puncture?

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    This study was designed to evaluate the difference in the degree of patient pain for an ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (USFNAB) of a thyroid nodule with one needle puncture with and without local anesthesia. A total of 50 patients participated in the study. We examined prospective patients who would undergo US-FNABs of two thyroid nodules (larger than 10 mm maximum diameter), which were located in separate thyroid lobes. For one of these thyroid nodules, US-FNAB was performed following the administration of local anesthesia; for the other nodule, no anesthesia was administered. The application of anesthesia was alternatively administered between patients (either prior to the first US-FNAB procedure or prior to the second procedure). For all patients, the degree of pain during and after each US-guided FNAB was evaluated according to a 4-category verbal rating scale (VRS), an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS) and a 100-mm visual analogue scale (VAS). The mean maximum diameters of thyroid nodules examined by US-FNAB with the use of local anesthesia and with no local anesthesia were 13.6 mm and 13.0 mm, respectively. There was no significant difference in nodule size (p > 0.05) between two groups. For the VRS, there were 27 patients with a higher pain score when local anesthesia was used and four patients with a higher pain score when no local anesthesia was administered. Nineteen patients had equivalent pain score for both treatments. This finding was statistically significant (p < 0.001). For the NRS, there were 33 patients with a higher pain score when local anesthesia was used and 10 patients with a higher pain score when no local anesthesia was administered. Seven patients had an equivalent pain score for each treatment. This finding was statistically significant (p < 0.001). For the VAS, there were 35 patients with a higher pain score when local anesthesia was used and 11 patients with a higher pain score where no local anesthesia was

  19. Diagnostic role of ultra sound and computed tomography guided fine-needle aspiration cytology and Tru-cut biopsy experienced in 50 adult patients of mediastinal diseases

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    Context: Etiology and clinical spectrum of mediastinal diseases are very wide. Clinico-radiological pattern of mediastinal diseases depends on the size, location and etiology. Hence, noninvasive approach to these cases sometimes leads to diagnostic dilemma. Aims: We performed a prospective study over a 1-year period with the objective of evaluation of diagnostic yields and risk of trans thoracic ultra sound (TTUS) and computed tomography (CT) guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and ...

  20. Should fine needle aspiration cytology in breast assessment be abandoned?

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    Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has been used extensively in the U.K. for the diagnosis of breast lesions over the past 15 years. More recently, large gauge needle biopsy has been used to address many of the problems which have been encountered with fine needle aspiration. This paper reviews the evolution of the use of these procedures and the advantages and disadvantages of each. In considering whether to abandon the use of fine needle aspiration cytology in breast assessment, each individual unit should make a decision based upon their own audited results. However, even if FNAC is retained, it is important to be able to complement cytological diagnosis with core biopsy as there are indisputable advantages, e.g. in the diagnosis of mammographically detected microcalcification. As always, a multi-disciplinary approach is ultimately essential for effective patient management. Litherland, J.C. (2002)

  1. Should fine needle aspiration cytology in breast assessment be abandoned?

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    Litherland, Janet C

    2002-02-01

    Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has been used extensively in the U.K. for the diagnosis of breast lesions over the past 15 years. More recently, large gauge needle biopsy has been used to address many of the problems which have been encountered with fine needle aspiration. This paper reviews the evolution of the use of these procedures and the advantages and disadvantages of each. In considering whether to abandon the use of fine needle aspiration cytology in breast assessment, each individual unit should make a decision based upon their own audited results. However, even if FNAC is retained, it is important to be able to complement cytological diagnosis with core biopsy as there are indisputable advantages, e.g. in the diagnosis of mammographically detected microcalcification. As always, a multi-disciplinary approach is ultimately essential for effective patient management. PMID:11977938

  2. 超声引导下细针穿刺对浅表淋巴结转移癌的诊断价值%Value of Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Biopsy in Diagnosis of Superficial Lymph Nodes Metastatic Carcinoma

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    徐继业; 徐克友; 左彩莹; 董萍

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    目的:探讨超声引导下细针穿刺病理对诊断浅表淋巴结转移癌的准确性和安全性。方法对52例原发部位病理已确诊为癌症同时合并CT或超声检查存在浅表淋巴结转移的患者,行超声引导下浅表淋巴结细针穿刺病理检查,对细胞病理结果进行回顾性分析。结果52例患者均一次性穿刺成功,且未出现严重并发症,穿刺取材成功率为100%,细胞病理诊断为恶性的阳性率为92.3%。结论超声引导下细针穿刺病理对颈部淋巴结转移癌诊断准确率高,可以作为诊断的首选方法。%Objective To investigate the accuracy and safety of ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy in the diagnosis of superficial lymph nodes metastatic carcinoma. Methods 52 cases of superficial lymph node metastasis patients examined by CT or ultrasound,at the same time primary pathology diagnosed with cancer,were given ultrasound-guided needle biopsy pathologic examination,the cel pathological results were retrospectively analyzed. Results 52 patients are one-time puncture success,and no serious complications occurred. The achievement ratio of puncture sampling was 100%. The positive rate of pathological diagnosis of malignant cel s was 92.3%. Conclusion Ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy for the diagnosis of cervical lymph node metastasis carcinoma has the characteristic of high accuracy rating,can be used as the preferred methods.

  3. 背景音乐在甲状腺细针穿刺抽吸活检术中的应用%Application of background music for patients undergoing thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy

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    胡蒙; 张杰; 胡芳; 唐万斌

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    [目的]探讨背景音乐对行甲状腺细针穿刺抽吸活检术病人手术过程中焦虑状态、疼痛及术后并发症的影响。[方法]选择在天津某三级甲等医院行甲状腺细针穿刺活检术的病人120例,采用随机数字表法随机分成干预组及对照组各60例。手术过程中,对照组病人只接受常规护理,干预组在常规护理基础上播放背景音乐,分别应用状态焦虑量表和疼痛数字评分表法对两组病人的焦虑和疼痛程度进行评定,并观察病人术后虚脱及手术24 h后疼痛的情况。[结果]手术前两组的焦虑状态评分差异无统计学意义(t=0.300,P>0.05)。手术后干预组焦虑状态评分、疼痛评分及术后虚脱的发生率均明显低于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。[结论]甲状腺细针穿刺抽吸活检术中播放背景音乐能降低病人的焦虑程度和对疼痛的敏感性,缓解其紧张情绪,并能减少术后并发症的发生。%Objective:To probe into the influence of background music on anxiety,pain and postoperative compli-cations in patients undergoing thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy.Methods:A total of 120 patients receiving thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy in a three grade A hospital in Tianjin were selected and randomly divided into intervention group and control group by using random number table,60 cases in each.During surgery,the patients in control group only received routine care,the background music was played for patients in interven-tion group in addition to routine care.Then the State Anxiety Inventory (SAI)scale and Numerical Rating Scale (NRS)were used for assessment of anxiety and pain of two groups of patients,and to observe the pa-tients’postoperative exhaustion and pain after 24 hours after surgery.Results:The results showed that there was no statistically significant difference in SAI score between both groups before operation (t=0.300,P>0.05). After operation,the SAI,NRS scores and the

  4. Radiological and cytological correlation of neoplastic lesions of the breast diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy guided with ultrasound at the Hospital San Juan de Dios in the year 2009

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    Mortality from breast cancer has been increased, going on to occupy the first place of the malignant neoplasms in women with a percentage increase of over 45% in 10 years. A bibliographic search demonstrates that have not been performed works that allow to establish the clinical and radiological characteristics of the lesions who have been diagnosed as mammary neoplasms by fine needle aspiration biopsy at the Hospital San Juan de Dios. A observational job, descriptive, longitudinal, retrospective is pretended to perform, to provide an instrument of guidance to the radiologist about the characteristics of alarm on a breast lesion. Female patients ascribed to the Hospital San Juan de Dios, with breast cancer diagnosed by guided fine needle puncture with echography during the year 2009 are included in the study. Data from 39 patients that fulfilled with all the inclusion criteria were presented. The data obtained were collected by reviewing of clinical records; which were found only women, who in their majority were from the province of San Jose, the most affected age group by the five-year periods has been of 45-49 years, followed by the groups between 40-44 years and 50-54 years. The greater part of cases has treated of unique injuries, almost all have been unilateral and measure the size of all the lesions was 21 mm. The injuries have been primarily in the right breast and the upper outer quadrant. The level of radiological success has been good in cases where was used the BIRADS, because it was classified with 4c or 5 to 52,4% of cases, however, it should be noted that in 17 of 39 cases were not properly categorized BIRADS. The main conclusions of this study are: women whose ages are between 45 and 55 years have been especially prone to mammary neoplasms, these lesions are found primarily in upper outer quadrants and measured more than 2 cm. The health problems generated in the patients with these diagnoses have made important to prioritize your attention once

  5. Relative quantification of PIK3CA gene expression level in fine-needle aspiration biopsy thyroid specimens collected from patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma and non-toxic goitre by real-time RT-PCR

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Recent studies have shown that the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K signaling pathway is important regulator of many cellular events, including apoptosis, proliferation and motility. PI3K pathway alterations (PIK3CA gene mutations and/or amplification have been observed in various human tumours. In the majority of diagnosed cases, mutations are localized in one of the three "hot spots" in the gene, responsible for coding catalytic subunit α of class I PI3K (PIK3CA. Mutations and amplification of PIK3CA gene are characteristic for thyroid cancer, as well. Methods The aim of our study was to examine a gene expression level of PIK3CA in fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB thyroid specimens in two types of thyroid lesions, papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC and non-toxic goitre (NTG. Following conventional cytological examination, 42 thyroid FNAB specimens, received from patients with PTC (n = 20 and NTG (n = 22, were quantitatively evaluated regarding PIK3CA expression level by real-time PCR in the ABI PRISM® 7500 Sequence Detection System. Results Significantly higher expression level (RQ of PIK3CA in PTC group has been noted in comparison with NTG group (p Conclusion These observations may suggest role of PIK3CA alterations in PTC carcinogenesis.

  6. Can elastography replace fine needle aspiration?

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    Popescu, Alexandru; Săftoiu, Adrian

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    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is one of the best diagnostic methods for diseases of the digestive tract and surrounding organs. Whereas EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) has been very useful for providing histological confirmation for previously hard to reach lesions, elastography is aiming to...... obtain a "virtual biopsy" by assessing differences in elasticity between the normal and pathological - usually malignant - tissue. A question that arises is whether EUS-elastography has reached a stage where it might successfully supplant the use of EUS-FNA in some of its clinical indications. The main...... improve the accuracy of non-invasive EUS assessment, possibly making the case for a more limited or targeted use of EUS-FNA in selected cases....

  7. Fine needle aspiration cytology in leprosy

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    Prasad PVS

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Laboratory diagnosis of leprosy by slit skin smear and skin biopsy is simple but both techniques have their own limitations. Slit skin smear is negative in paucibacillary cases whereas skin biopsy is an invasive technique. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC from skin lesions in leprosy with subsequent staining with May-Grunwald-Giemsa (MGG stain has been found useful. Aim: To evaluate the possible role of cytology in classifying leprosy patients. Methods: Seventy-five untreated cases of leprosy attending the outpatient department were evaluated. Smears were taken from their skin lesions and stained using the MGG technique. Skin biopsy was also done from the lesions, which was compared with cytology smears. Results: A correlation of clinical features with FNAC was noticed in 87.5% of TT, 92.1% of BT, 81% of BL, and 66% of LL cases. Correlation of clinical with histopathological diagnoses revealed 12.5% specificity in TT leprosy, 55.3% in BT, 52.4% in BL and 50% in LL, and 100% in neuritic and histoid leprosy cases. Both correlations were found to be statistically significant by paired t test analysis. Thus, it was possible to distinguish the tuberculoid types by the presence of epithelioid cells and the lepromatous types by the presence of lymphocytes and foamy macrophages. Conclusion: FNAC may be used to categorize the patients into paucibacillary and multibacillary types, but is not a very sensitive tool to classify the patients across the Ridley-Jopling spectrum.

  8. Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration in early detection of breast cancer

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    Full Text Available Fine-needle aspiration biopsy for the diagnosis of breast lesions has been used for more than six decades and has been established as an effective procedure in Europe for many years. In order to evaluate the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration with histopathologic confirmation, a retrospective study was performed in Iranian Center for Breast Cancer, using a computer database over one year period. All women who had had fine-needle aspiration breast biopsy with histopathologic diagnosis included open excisional biopsy or mastectomy specimen. A total of 49 patients fulfilled the criteria. The test had a 93% sensitivity, 73% specificity, 65% positive predictive value, and 95% negative predictive value. Fine-needle aspiration is a sensitive test that Van be useful as an adjuct in the diagnosis of breast cancer.

  9. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada por ultra-sonografia de nódulos tireoidianos: estudo de 63 casos Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules: study of 63 cases

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi revisada a técnica empregada na execução da punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada por ultra-sonografia, e são descritos os seus benefícios no diagnóstico de nódulos tireoidianos. Foram realizadas punções aspirativas por agulha fina em 63 pacientes do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, encaminhados ao Serviço de Radiodiagnóstico, no período de agosto de 2001 a junho de 2002. Dos 63 pacientes estudados, 58 (92% eram do sexo feminino e cinco (8% eram do sexo masculino, com uma relação mulher/homem de cerca de 11:1. Trinta e um pacientes (49% se situaram na quinta e sexta décadas de vida. Oitenta e nove por cento dos pacientes apresentaram-se com nódulos múltiplos ao exame ecográfico; apenas 11% dos pacientes tinham nódulo único. Em relação aos laudos citológicos dos nódulos puncionados, 47% foram benignos, 31%, suspeitos, 17%, inadequados e apenas 5%, malignos. Todos os nódulos malignos (três pacientes tiveram o diagnóstico citológico de carcinoma papilífero. Dos nódulos benignos, 93% foram diagnosticados como hiperplasia nodular e apenas 7% tiveram diagnóstico de tireoidite. Dos laudos considerados inadequados, 70% foram considerados hemorrágicos, sendo 30% considerados hipocelulares. Os dados encontrados no nosso trabalho estiveram de acordo com os encontrados na literatura médica.In this study we reviewed the technique for ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy and its benefits in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration was performed in 63 patients referred to the Department of Radiology of "Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between August 2001 and June 2002. Fifty-eight (92% of the patients were female and five patients (8% were male; 11:1 female/male ratio. Thirty-one patients (49% had 50-60 years of age and 89

  10. [Technic of fine needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid gland: coagulation inhibiting and stabilizing additives].

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    Schröder, F; Poley, F

    1988-04-01

    In the fine needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid gland by the moistening of cannule and syringe with heparin or citric sodium rather disadvantages for the evaluation are the result. Artificial changes are most clearly to be seen in heparin. ACD-buffer does indeed not bring about any artefacts, does, however, also not show any provable advantages. In the fine needle biopsy the additives mentioned are entirely avoidable. PMID:3388921

  11. Fine-Needle Aspirate CYFRA 21-1, an Innovative New Marker for Diagnosis of Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer Patients

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    Choi, Ji Soo; Han, Kyung Hwa; Kim, Eun-Kyung; Moon, Hee Jung; Yoon, Jung Hyun; Kim, Min Jung

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    Abstract To compare the value of cytokeratin fragment 21-1 (CYFRA 21-1) concentration in the fine-needle biopsy aspirates (fine needle aspirate [FNA] CYFRA 21-1) with cytopathology of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNA cytology) and to assess whether CYFRA 21-1 concentrations from ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) specimens (FNA CYFRA 21-1) is not inferior to FNA cytology in the diagnosis of axillary lymph node (ALN) metastasis of breast cancer patients. This study rec...

  12. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina no diagnóstico de linfadenopatias e tumores sólidos em crianças e adolescentes Fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of lymphadenopathies and solid tumors in children and adolescents

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a importância diagnóstica da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF em crianças e adolescentes portadores de linfadenopatias e tumores sólidos. MÉTODOS: Análise retrospectiva dos pacientes com idade igual ou inferior a 18 anos, atendidos no Centro de Pediatria Cirúrgica do Hospital Universitário de Brasília, Universidade de Brasília, no período de julho de 2000 a julho de 2005. Foram calculados: sensibilidade, especificidade, precisão (acurácia diagnóstica, valor preditivo positivo e valor preditivo negativo. RESULTADOS: Em 50 pacientes estudados, os resultados da PAAF mostraram sensibilidade de 90,9%; especificidade de 100%, precisão diagnóstica de 95% e valores preditivos positivo e negativo de 100% e 90%, respectivamente. CONCLUSÃO: Em nossa experiência, a PAAF é um método preciso, simples e seguro, útil no diagnóstico de linfadenopatias e tumores sólidos em crianças e adolescentes.BACKGROUND: To evaluate the diagnostic value of the fine needle aspiration biopsy in children and adolescents with solid tumors or lymphadenopathy. METHODS: 18 years old or less patients were observed since July 2000 to July 2005. We observed: sensibility, specificity, diagnostic accuracy and predictive value. RESULTS: In 50 studied patients the fine needle aspiration biopsy we found 90.9% sensibility, 100% specificity, 95% diagnostic accuracy, 100% positive predictive value and 90% negative predictive value. CONCLUSION: The fine needle aspiration biopsy is a easy, safe and accurate diagnostic method for solid tumors and lymphadenopathies.

  13. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy for thyroid nodules: a clinical and pathological study of 782 patients%甲状腺结节细针穿刺检查782例临床病理分析

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    蔡晓频; 王瑶; 佟杰; 杨兆军; 张金苹; 何一凡; 李光伟

    2010-01-01

    目的 分析甲状腺结节细针穿刺(FNAB)检查的诊断结果及其应用价值.方法 回顾性分析782例行FNAB检查患者的临床病理资料.细胞病理诊断分为6类,为未诊断、良性病变、滤泡性病变、滤泡性肿瘤、可疑恶性和恶性.对其中手术治疗的76例患者的组织病理与细胞病理进行对比,判断细针穿刺的准确性.结果 782例行FNAB检查患者中,良性病变占74.4%(582/782),恶性诊断只占2.6%(20/782),滤泡性肿瘤占5.6%(44/782),滤泡性病变、可疑恶性分别为3.2%(25/782)和2.9%(23/782),未诊断者占11.3%(88/782).76例手术患者中,组织病理诊断良性疾病占65.8%(50/76),恶性肿瘤占28.9%(22/76),良性肿瘤占5.3%(4/76).在细胞病理诊断为良性和恶性两大类中,与组织病理的符合率较高,分别为16/16和16/17.结论 甲状腺细针穿刺是甲状腺结节诊断和鉴别诊断的可靠方法.%Objective To evaluate clinical application of thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) and its diagnostic value.Methods FNAB was performed for 782 cases during 2005-2009 at China-Japan Friendship Hospital,Beijing and their clinical pathological data were retrospectively analyzed.Cytopathological diagnoses by FNAB were classified as unsatisfactory,benign,atypical cellular lesions,follicular neoplasm,suspicious malignancy and definite malignancy.Results of thyroid cytological and histological examinations of 76 patients with subsequent thyroidectomies were compared to those with FNAB to evaluate its diagnostic accuracy.Results Of 782 FNAB specimens,74.4 % (582/782) were classified as benign,2.6 % (20/782) as malignant,5.6 % (44/782) as follicular neoplasm,3.2 % (25/782) as atypical cellular lesion,2.9% (23/782) as suspicious malignancy and 11.3 % (88/782) as unsatisfactory.Among 76 patients with thyroidectomies,65.8 % of them (50/76) were histologically diagnosed as benign lesion,28.9 % (22/76) as definite malignancy and only 5.3 % (4/76) as benign follicular

  14. Prospective study of fine needle aspiration cytology of clinically palpable breast lump with histopathological correlation

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    Full Text Available Background and objectives: This study was conducted to compare the diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in differentiating the benign and malignant lesions of palpable breast lump with histopathological correlation and also to study the accuracy of the needle tip localizing the tumor during fine needle aspiration cytology procedure. Methods: Two years prospective study was conducted in our institution and in that 100 patients underwent fine needle aspiration cytology of the palpable breast lump after thorough physical examination. The cytological diagnosis was classified in to 3 groups benign, suspicious and malignant. After this reporting all the patients were later subjected to open/excision biopsy and its histopathological confirmation. Later diagnostic accuracy of cytology reporting was compared with that of histopathology. Accuracy of the needle tip in localizing the tumor in fine needle aspiration cytology was also studied by comparing the normal glandular cell aspirate with tumor cell aspirate. Repeat cytology was carried out before open/excision biopsy if the pathologist reports the cytology slide as “inadequate”. Results: We had accuracy rate of 100% for benign lesion and 93.10% for malignant lesion with false negative rate of 6.9% and false positive rate of zero with fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of palpable breast lump. The overall sensitivity of fine needle aspiration in diagnosing the palpable breast lump is 93.10%, specificity is 100%, positive predictive value is 100% and negative predictive value is 90.47%. Since inadequate sampling rate is 2% in our study, the accuracy rate of needle tip in localizing the tumor in fine needle aspiration cytology is 98%. Conclusion: Since our diagnostic accuracy rate and predictive values are very high and comparable to any other published series it can be advised that the patients in which fine needle aspiration cytology is unequivocally diagnostic for

  15. About the diagnostic accuracy rate of fluoroscopy-guided fine needle puncture

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    Percutaneous fine-needle biopsies guided by X-ray were performed in 100 patients utilizing the Nordenstroem canule. All cases have now been clinically controlled for at least 14 and up to 30 months. The follow up allowed further conclusions due to the dignity of histologically negative biopsies. Positive results on malignant lesions were obtained in 74% of cases. Our experience revealed that negative aspiration biopsies should be considered false negative until they could be confirmed by further investigations. (orig.)

  16. Granzyme expression in fine-needle aspirates from liver allografts is increased during acute rejection

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    Kuijf, M L; Kwekkeboom, Jaap; Kuijpers, Marianne A; Willems, Marc; Zondervan, Pieter E; Niesters, Hubert G M; Hop, Wim C J; Hack, C Erik; Paavonen, Timo; Höckerstedt, Krister; Tilanus, Hugo W; Lautenschlager, Irmeli; Metselaar, Herold J; Kuijf, Mark M L

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    We investigated whether determination in fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) specimens of cells expressing granzymes (Grs) and Fas ligand would provide a reliable, easy, and quantitative measure of rejection activity in the transplanted liver. Retrospectively, 13 FNAB specimens obtained during clin

  17. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Parathyroid Lesions

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    Heo, Ilyeong; Park, Sunhoo; Jung, Chang Won; Koh, Jae Soo; Lee, Seung-Sook; Seol, Hyesil; Choi, Hee Seung; Cho, Soo Youn

    2013-01-01

    Background There has been an increase in the use of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) for the diagnosis of parathyroid lesions (PLs). Differentiation between a thyroid lesion and a PL is not easy because of their similar features. We reviewed parathyroid aspirates in our institution and aimed to uncover trends in diagnostic criteria. Methods We selected 25 parathyroid aspirates (from 6 men and 19 women) confirmed surgically or immunohistochemically from 2006 to 2011. Results Major archit...

  18. Pulmonary actinomycosis in fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Patel Keyuri; Gupta Gurudutt; Shah Menka; Patel Purvesh

    2009-01-01

    Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare bacterial lung disease caused by one of two types of bacteria, Actinomyces or Propioni. Pulmonary actinomycosis in the lung causes lung cavities, lung nodules, and pleural effusion. We report here a case of pulmonary actinomycosis that was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). A 45 year-old male with a history of smoking and alcohol abuse, presented with complaints of cough with hemoptysis, right-sided chest pain, and fever of two months′...

  19. Lymph node biopsy

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    Biopsy - lymph nodes; Open lymph node biopsy; Fine needle aspiration biopsy; Sentinel lymph node biopsy ... A lymph node biopsy is done in an operating room in a hospital. Or, it is done at an outpatient surgical center. The ...

  20. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of superficial lymph nodes.

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    Cardillo, M R

    1989-01-01

    A series of 244 enlarged superficial lymph nodes was examined by fine-needle aspiration cytology. Twenty-nine smears (11.9%) were inadequate for study. Of the remaining 215, 108 were negative, 13 suspicious for malignancy, and 94 positive. Forty-five excisional biopsies were performed correlating the cytologic and histologic findings. There were two cytologic false-negative results; both were patients who had been treated for carcinoma and whose aspirates were cytologically negative. Of the 13 samples reported as suspicious for malignancy, there were three epidermoid carcinomas, nine reactive hyperplasias, and one non-Hodgkin's lymphocytic lymphoma. Of the positive cases, 83 were metastatic tumors, and 11 were malignant lymphomas (two non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and nine Hodgkin's lymphomas). The criteria used in the interpretation of these aspirates and the problems of differential cytological diagnosis are discussed. In spite of the drawbacks of inadequate and false-negative smears, fine-needle aspiration cytology is valuable in preliminary diagnosis of diseased lymph nodes and subsequent management. PMID:2776599

  1. Diagnostic Challenges in the Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Chronic Sclerosing Sialadenitis (Küttner's Tumor) in the Context of Head and Neck Malignancy: A Series of 4 Cases.

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    Leon, Marino E; Santosh, Neetha; Agarwal, Amit; Teknos, Theodoros N; Ozer, Enver; Iwenofu, O Hans

    2016-09-01

    Chronic sclerosing sialadenitis (CSS) is a benign chronic inflammatory condition of the salivary gland. Clinically, CSS patients may present with a neck mass, often suggesting a neoplastic process. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is frequently used to evaluate these lesions. We present a series of 4 patients with CSS, in whom all but one had history of squamous cell carcinoma. The previous diagnosis of malignancy appeared to influence the interpretation of the cytologic preparations. Four patients who had undergone resection of a neck nodule that eventually was diagnosed as CSS were identified. FNA was performed in all 4 cases, and the final cytologic diagnosis in these cases included squamous cell carcinoma, basaloid neoplasm, and salivary gland neoplasm. During intraoperative consultation, the lesions were identified as benign, atrophic salivary gland with chronic inflammation, or sialadenitis with atypical glands. All resected specimens were submitted for histopathological examination and were considered diagnostic for CSS. CSS is a potential pitfall in the FNA interpretation of salivary gland lesions, especially if there is a previous history of head and neck malignancy. Awareness of this entity, adherence to strict cytologic criteria, and careful clinicopathologic correlation are helpful in preventing misinterpretation and unnecessary surgical intervention. PMID:26909791

  2. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Diagnosis of an Urachal Adenocarcinoma.

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    Thirunavukkarasu, Balamurugan; Mridha, Asit Ranjan; Yadav, Siddharth; Kumar, Rajeev; Gamanagatti, Shivanand

    2016-04-01

    Urachal Carcinoma (UC) is a rare malignancy of urinary bladder. It is usually found in adults in advanced stages because the tumour often grows outside the bladder without producing clinical symptoms. Most of the cases are mucinous, intestinal or signet ring cell adenocarcinoma and the diagnosis is usually made on biopsy. Radiographic images of this tumour may show characteristic features with a midline solid or cystic mass in the anterior wall of bladder associated with small calcification, which is considered as a pathognomonic sign for the diagnosis of UC. We report a case of UC in an adult, whose radiographic images suggested an urachal tumour and Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) cytology revealed an adenocarcinoma. Laparoscopic partial cystectomy with umbilectomy and pelvic node dissection was done without further histopathological confirmation. Surgical intervention of UC on the basis of FNA diagnosis has not been reported in the literature. PMID:27190817

  3. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Diagnosis of Pure Neuritic Leprosy

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    Bipin Kumar

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Leprosy is a chronic infection affecting mainly the skin and peripheral nerve. Pure neuritic form of this disease manifests by involvement of the nerve in the absence of skin lesions. Therefore, it can sometimes create a diagnostic problem. It often requires a nerve biopsy for diagnosis, which is an invasive procedure and may lead to neural deficit. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC of an affected nerve can be a valuable and less invasive procedure for the diagnosis of such cases. We report five suspected cases of pure neuritic Hansen's disease involving the common and superficial peroneal, ulnar, and median nerve, who underwent FNAC. Smears revealed nerve fibers infiltrated by chronic inflammatory cells in all cases, presence of epithelioid cells granulomas, and Langhans giant cells in three cases, and acid fast bacilli in two cases. In conclusion, FNAC is a safe, less invasive, and time saving procedure for the diagnosis of pure neuritic leprosy.

  4. Fine-needle aspiration by vacuum tubes.

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    Holmquist, N D

    1989-07-01

    Fine-needle aspiration of subcutaneous masses, accepted in many parts of Europe and the Americas as a routine diagnostic technique, employs a syringe holder to facilitate the creation of a vacuum to withdraw cells. This investigation demonstrates that a vacuum tube used in venipuncture can be used to supply the negative pressure to suck cells into the needle. This apparatus is more readily available than a syringe holder in hospitals and clinics, and particularly provides the operator with a more dexterous approach to the mass because the fingers holding the needle can be much closer to the mass being immobilized by the other hand. PMID:2750713

  5. O diagnóstico do carcinoma metastático de coróide pela biópsia aspirativa com agulha fina (BAAF: relato de caso The diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma of the choroid using fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB: case report

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    Zélia Maria da Silva Corrêa

    2003-01-01

    male, while being treated for a solitary pulmonary condensation, reported sudden loss of vision, pain, discharge and red eye (right eye for 10 days. During the ophthalmic examination a nonregmatogenous retinal detachment as well as multiple choroidal tumors were confirmed by diagnostic ocular ultrasound. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB was suggested to diagnose a possible metastatic disease. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed under peribulbar anesthesia with sedation. A transvitreous route was chosen through a sclerotomy 4 mm from the limbus. The procedure was monitored via binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy. Two sample aspirates were obtained from different tumour foci. After fine-needle aspiration biopsy, the aspirates were sent for processing, fixation and stained with Papanicolaou and HE. RESULTS: Cytology confirmed the diagnosis of multiple metastatic tumors. Immunocytochemistry of ocular and lung aspirates revealed a common cell origin by a pankeratin (AE1/AE3 positive test. Regardless of systemic treatment with chemotherapy and improvement of the ocular status, the patient died 4 months after cytological diagnosis of metastatic carcinoma of the choroid. CONCLUSIONS: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy was efficient to diagnose and correlate ocular cytology with the primary tumor by imunohistochemical methods in this case. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy should still be used only in selected cases and further research will be necessary for it to become a standard diagnostic procedure in ophthalmology.

  6. Fine-needle aspiration cytology in children with superficial lymphadenopathy

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    F. De Corti

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: In pediatric population Fine-Needle Aspiration Citology (FNAC is slowly gaining acceptance in clinical management of Superficial Lymphadenopathy (SL. Our experience adds some data about the usefulness of this technique in diagnosing the cause of a SL and therefore guiding further treatment. Patients and Methods: 238 FNAC were performed in 217 patients with SL, observed at our Institution from 2002 to 2006. The neck was the most frequent localization. The results were available within few hours. In cases of granulomatous findings, the samples were processed for microbiological and PCR test, in order to identify Mycobacteria. Results: 174 were reactive lesions, 38 granulomatous lymphadenopathies, 24 malignant lesions, 2 specimens inadequate for diagnosis. Among the 174 reactive SL, 22 required an incisional biopsy after 1 month follow-up. Among the granulomatous lymphadenopathies, 13 children with Cat-Scratch Disease recovered, 25 with Mycobacteria infection underwent surgical excision. For 24 malignant lesions, the diagnosis was confirmed by further biopsy. Two false negative and no false positive were detected (sensitivity 92%, specificity 100%. No complications were encountered. Conclusions: In our experience FNAC, performed by experienced cytopathologist, has revealed to be a fast, safe, non invasive and inexpensive method to achieve diagnosis in persistent SL. The use of FNAC gave us the possibility to select patients for further investigation and/or surgical treatment. Incisional biopsy remains necessary to confirm the diagnosis in case of malignancy or doubtful lesions.

  7. Pulmonary actinomycosis in fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Patel Keyuri

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare bacterial lung disease caused by one of two types of bacteria, Actinomyces or Propioni. Pulmonary actinomycosis in the lung causes lung cavities, lung nodules, and pleural effusion. We report here a case of pulmonary actinomycosis that was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC. A 45 year-old male with a history of smoking and alcohol abuse, presented with complaints of cough with hemoptysis, right-sided chest pain, and fever of two months′ duration. A chest radiograph and computed tomography (CT of the thorax showed a right upper lobe mass lesion with hilar lymphadenopathy. CT-guided FNAC revealed colonies of Actinomyces surrounded by polymorphs. The disease is commonly confused with other chronic suppurative lung diseases and malignancy. An early diagnosis by FNAC prevents difficulties in the management of the disease, as well as considerable physiological and physical morbidity, including unwarranted surgery.

  8. [Management of pulmonary masses by guided transthoracic fine needle biopsy under computed tomography. Contribution from the Pathology and Radiology Departments of the Percy Military Hospital (Clamart, France) over 10 years].

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    Harket, A; Weber-Donat, G; Tériitéhau, C; Saint-Blancard, P

    2010-09-01

    Examining 260 samples of pulmonary nodules obtained by percutaneous biopsy under tomodensitometric control from the departments of radiology and pathology over 10 years, the authors note the advantages and disadvantages of this technique, provide the results of their experience and emphasise the importance of these biopsies in malignant pathology. The results of this series can be superposed with those found in the literature. Malignant tumours account for 75 % of the cases, with a clear prevalence of primitive adenocarcinoma. Benign pathology (approximately, 14 % of the cases) was represented by necrosis without any specificity, fibrous reaction and infectious causes. The act had to be repeated for the false negatives (7 %). PMID:20933168

  9. Fuzzy method for pre-diagnosis of breast cancer from the Fine Needle Aspirate analysis

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    Sizilio Gláucia RMA; Leite Cicília RM; Guerreiro Ana MG; Neto Adrião D Dória

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Across the globe, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women and, currently, Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA) with visual interpretation is the easiest and fastest biopsy technique for the diagnosis of this deadly disease. Unfortunately, the ability of this method to diagnose cancer correctly when the disease is present varies greatly, from 65% to 98%. This article introduces a method to assist in the diagnosis and second opinion of breast cancer from the an...

  10. Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology of Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Benefits and Limitations

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    Måns Åkerman

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    Purpose. Examine the benefits and limitations of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNA) used as the definitive diagnostic method before treatment. Method. Review of the 25 year experience at a multidisciplinary musculo-skeletal centre where FNA is the primary diagnostic approach to soft tissue sarcoma in the extremities and trunk wall and the experience of various experts in the field. Results. FNA has several benefits compared with coarse needle or open surgical biopsy. The most important are...

  11. Fine-needle aspiration cytology in the management of salivary gland tumors: an Australian experience.

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    Stow, Nicholas; Veivers, David; Poole, Alan

    2004-02-01

    We conducted a retrospective study of 104 cases of salivary gland tumors that were initially assessed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Based on subsequent histopathologic analysis of excised specimens, we found that preoperative FNAB was highly sensitive and specific for both benign and malignant tumors-including the most common, pleomorphic adenomas and squamous cell carcinomas, respectively. Despite its possible drawbacks, we conclude that preoperative FNAB is a useful tool in the management of salivary gland tumors. PMID:15008447

  12. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of metastatic eccrine porocarcinoma.

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    Yu, Limin; Olsen, Stephen; Lowe, Lori; Michael, Claire; Jing, Xin

    2009-10-01

    Eccrine porocarcinoma (EP), although rare, is widely recognized as the most common malignant sweat gland tumor. EP typically grows slowly and usually is cured by surgical excision with clear margins. An elevated mortality rate, however, is observed when regional lymph nodes are involved. We herein describe cytohistologic findings in a case of metastatic EP. An 86-year-old man with a history of EP of the left lateral ankle and squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen's disease) of the penis presented with enlarged left inguinal lymph nodes. A superficial fine-needle aspiration (FNA) was performed and demonstrated a hypercellular sample with discohesive clusters and/or individual tumor cells. The tumor cells were round or oval with most of the cells showing dense, refractile cytoplasm. Intracytoplasmic vacuoles were readily appreciated in some of the cells. Nuclear enlargement, high N/C ratio, nuclear hyperchromasia, bi- and multinucleation, and prominent nucleoli were seen. A diagnosis of metastatic eccrine porocarcinoma was rendered. Enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes were detected and CT-guided left retroperitoneal core biopsy was performed 1 week later. The biopsy revealed features consistent with metastatic eccrine porocarcinoma. PMID:19405111

  13. Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography using fine needle

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    Chung, Kyoo Byung; Kim, Yun Hwan; Lee, Nam Joon; Suh, Won Hyuck [College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    In recent years, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) using fine needle has become widely employed as the procedure of choice for direct opacification of the biliary trees because of its high success rate, easy performance and relative low complication rate. Authors present the clinical and PTC findings of experienced cases during last four years, from May 1976 to June 1980, at the Department of Radiology, Korea University Hospital. We tried to study of PTC in 44 cases, 32 males and 12 females, and succeeded in visualization of bile ducts in 41 cases, but the other three cases were failed to visualize the bile ducts. Final confirmative diagnosis was achieved in 29 cases by operation, laparoscopy and other clinical methods. The PTC diagnosis was correct in 24 of 29 cases, and the others were incorrect. The 29 final diagnosis was including 13 cases of biliary stones, 6 cases of biliary cancer, 3 cases of pancreatic cancer, 3 cases of clonorchiasis, one case of CBD ascariasis and 3 cases of others. Incorrect PTC diagnosis was made in five cases. They were one case of nonvisualized intrahepatic stones, one case of hepatoma PTC diagnosed as cholangiocarcinoma, one case of pancreatic cancer diagnosed as cholangiocarcinoma, one case of clonorchiasis diagnosed as biliary stones and one case of normal CBD which was diagnosed as distal CBD cancer. And we experienced one case of bile peritonitis as complication, who was 35 year-old female patient with multiple CBD stones, and aspirated about 500ml of bile stained ascites during operation.

  14. Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography using fine needle

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    In recent years, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) using fine needle has become widely employed as the procedure of choice for direct opacification of the biliary trees because of its high success rate, easy performance and relative low complication rate. Authors present the clinical and PTC findings of experienced cases during last four years, from May 1976 to June 1980, at the Department of Radiology, Korea University Hospital. We tried to study of PTC in 44 cases, 32 males and 12 females, and succeeded in visualization of bile ducts in 41 cases, but the other three cases were failed to visualize the bile ducts. Final confirmative diagnosis was achieved in 29 cases by operation, laparoscopy and other clinical methods. The PTC diagnosis was correct in 24 of 29 cases, and the others were incorrect. The 29 final diagnosis was including 13 cases of biliary stones, 6 cases of biliary cancer, 3 cases of pancreatic cancer, 3 cases of clonorchiasis, one case of CBD ascariasis and 3 cases of others. Incorrect PTC diagnosis was made in five cases. They were one case of nonvisualized intrahepatic stones, one case of hepatoma PTC diagnosed as cholangiocarcinoma, one case of pancreatic cancer diagnosed as cholangiocarcinoma, one case of clonorchiasis diagnosed as biliary stones and one case of normal CBD which was diagnosed as distal CBD cancer. And we experienced one case of bile peritonitis as complication, who was 35 year-old female patient with multiple CBD stones, and aspirated about 500ml of bile stained ascites during operation

  15. Harmonic Contrast-Enhanced Endoscopic Ultrasonography for the Guidance of Fine-Needle Aspiration in Solid Pancreatic Masses

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    Seicean, A; Badea, R; Moldovan-Pop, A;

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    Purpose: The global accuracy of fine-needle aspiration guided by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS-FNA) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma is about 85 %. The use of contrast agents during EUS to highlight vessels and the necrotic parts of pancreatic masses may improve biopsy guidance. Our aim was to assess w...

  16. Diagnosis of foregut and tailgut cysts by endosonographically guided fine-needle aspiration.

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    Hall, Diane A; Pu, Robert T; Pang, Yijun

    2007-01-01

    Foregut, hindgut, and tailgut cysts are uncommon developmental anomalies. Clinical and radiological diagnosis can present many challenges, especially in adult patients or when the lesions are in unique locations. Thus, diagnosis has traditionally been provided upon surgical resection. We describe the diagnoses of a gastric foregut cyst and a retrorectal tailgut cyst by endosonographically guided fine-needle aspiration in two adults. The common cytologic features of the specimens are ciliated epithelial cells, proteinaceous material with degenerated debris, histiocytes, and benign appearing epithelium of squamous and/or gastrointestinal type that lack cytologic atypia. The identification of ciliated columnar cells is the key finding. Cytologic diagnosis via endosonographically guided fine-needle aspiration of foregut/hindgut cyst is accurate and less traumatic than surgical biopsies. PMID:17173292

  17. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pediatric Thyroid Nodules

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    Ayper KAÇAR; İrem PAKER; Gülşah KABAÇAM BAYRAM; Fatma DEMİREL; Şenel, Emrah; Murat KIZILGÜN

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    Objective: The objectives were to evaluate fine needle aspiration cytology results of 39 pediatric patients, and the pathologies that cause childhood thyroid nodules, and to review the literature on the subject.Material and Method: Thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology results of 39 pediatric patients were retrospectively reviewed. Associated diseases, thyroid functions, anti-thyroid antibody levels, ultrasonographic findings and number of nodules were also evaluated.Results: The vast major...

  18. Endoscopic and endosonography guided fine-needle aspiration.

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    Antillon, M R; Chang, K J

    2000-10-01

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration is emerging as the preferred technique for the cytologic diagnosis of various gastrointestinal lesions. This technique may not be routinely available, but there is still a role for endoscopic or endoscopic ultrasound-assisted fine-needle aspiration. This article provides an overview of the evolution of these various techniques and discusses the advantages, disadvantages, indications, and contraindications of each. PMID:11036536

  19. Comparison of Fine Needle Aspiration and Fine Needle Nonaspiration Cytology of Thyroid Nodules: A Meta-Analysis

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    Hongming Song; Chuankui Wei; Dengfeng Li; Kaiyao Hua; Jialu Song; Niraj Maskey; Lin Fang

    2015-01-01

    Background. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and fine needle nonaspiration cytology (FNNAC) are useful cost-effective techniques for preoperatively assessing thyroid lesions. Both techniques have advantages and disadvantages, and there is controversy over which method is superior. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the differences between FNAC and FNNAC for diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Methods. Primary publications were independently collected by two reviewers from PubMed, We...

  20.  A Comparative Study on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology versus Fine Needle Capillary Cytology in Thyroid Nodules

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    Prathvi Shetty; Divakar Shenoy; P. Sathyamoorthy Aithala; Celine George; Hilda Fernandes; Lobo, Geover J.; Leo F. Tauro

    2012-01-01

     Objectives: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC/FNA) is the primary investigation for thyroid nodules. Fine needle capillary cytology (FNCC/FNC) is an alternative technique not commonly used, though it is easy to perform. Both the techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages. This study aims to compare these two cytological techniques for better specimen and cytological diagnosis.Methods: This prospective study was conducted on 50 patients attending the FR Muller Medical College ...

  1. A Comparative Study on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology versus Fine Needle Capillary Cytology in Thyroid Nodules

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    Tauro, Leo F.; Lobo, Geover J.; Fernandes, Hilda; George, Celine; Aithala, P. Sathyamoorthy; Shenoy, Divakar; Shetty, Prathvi

    2012-01-01

    Objectives Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC/FNA) is the primary investigation for thyroid nodules. Fine needle capillary cytology (FNCC/FNC) is an alternative technique not commonly used, though it is easy to perform. Both the techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages. This study aims to compare these two cytological techniques for better specimen and cytological diagnosis. Methods This prospective study was conducted on 50 patients attending the FR Muller Medical College Hospital from May 2006 to April 2008. The patients with thyroid nodules (diagnosed by palpation) were subjected to both the cytological techniques; FNA and FNC. The specimen and results were compared and then correlated with the final histopathological findings wherever surgical specimens were available (38 cases). Results The mean age of the patients was 39.16 with a female predominance. The majority of cases were diagnosed to have nodular goiters. The FNC technique yielded 88% diagnostic superiority and adequate specimens compared to 94% by FNA. Sensitivity was 50% for FNC and 100% for FNA while specificity was 100% for both techniques; accuracy score was 97.4% for FNC and 100% for FNA in predicting malignancy. While sensitivity was 75% for FNC and 100% for FNA; specificity was 100% for both techniques, and accuracy score was 97.4% for FNC and 100% for FNA in the prediction of neoplasia. Conclusion The results indicated that there was no significant difference between the two techniques; if done in tandem can give better and accurate cytological diagnosis. In highly cellular lesions, in which abundant material was obtained, FNC was more likely to be diagnostically superior, but FNA can diagnose most of the lesions. In less cellular lesions, FNA is more likely to be diagnostically superior to FNC. PMID:22496942

  2. Fine needle aspiration analysis of misdiagnosis of 2 cases with skin singular leiomyoma%针吸细胞学皮肤奇异型平滑肌瘤误诊2例分析

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    Lei Wang; Hua Zhang

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    @@ This article reported that 2 cases with skin singular leiomyoma confirmed by pathology were misdiagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy, and the combination analysis of clinical history and pathological features of cells was as follows.

  3. Scalp Melanoma Diagnosed by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in a Tertiary Health Center

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    Full Text Available Melanoma is one of the most aggressive malignant skin neoplasms worldwide with more than 20% of world melanoma seen in black Africa and Asia. Late presentation due to ignorance, poverty, and lack of adequate health facility in Nigeria is always the norms. We present this case report because of precision in diagnosis, using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC to reemphasize that the technique is cheap, cost effective, and quick that can reduce the burden of incisional biopsy before definitive surgery and improve early detection of the disease especially in developing countries.

  4. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina: desempenho no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis Fine needle aspiration biopsy: performance in the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses

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    Orlando José de Almeida

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: avaliar, de forma prospectiva, o desempenho da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis. Método: avaliaram-se a sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos e a acurácia deste teste em 102 mulheres com idade superior a 30 anos, com nódulos mamários palpáveis, atendidas na Universidade Estadual de Campinas. As punções foram realizadas por um único examinador. Resultados: o procedimento teve sensibilidade de 97%, especificidade de 87%, valor preditivo positivo de 94% e negativo de 93%. A taxa de material insuficiente ou insatisfatório foi de 16% na primeira punção, diminuindo para 2% com uma nova PAAF. Conclusões: Este teste mostrou-se altamente sensível e específico no diagnóstico diferencial de nódulos mamários palpáveis, reafirmando-se a sua grande importância na abordagem clínica de nódulos palpáveis.Purpose: to evaluate, in a prospective way, the performance of the fine needle aspiration biopsy in the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses. Method: the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values for this test were evaluated in 102 women with age above 30 years and a palpable breast mass, who were attended at the University of Campinas. All punctures were performed by the same examiner. Results: the procedure had a sensitivity of 97%, specificity of 87%, positive predictive value of 94% and negative predictive value of 93%. The insufficient or unsatisfactory sample rate was 16% for the first aspiration, decreasing to 2% with a new procedure. Conclusions: this test showed to be highly sensitive and specific for the differential diagnosis of palpable breast masses, reassuring its great importance for the clinical approach of palpable masses.

  5. INITIAL EXPERIENCE WITH ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND-GUIDED FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION OF RENAL MASSES: indications, applications and limitations

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    Renata Nobre MOURA

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    Full Text Available Context Tissue sampling of renal masses is traditionally performed via the percutaneous approach or laparoscopicaly. The utility of endoscopic ultrasound to biopsy renal lesions it remains unclear and few cases have been reported. Objectives To evaluate the feasibility and outcome of endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration of renal tumors. Methods Consecutive subjects undergoing attempted endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration of a kidney mass after evaluation with computerized tomography or magnetic resonance. Results Ten procedures were performed in nine male patients (median age 54.7 years on the right (n = 4 and left kidney (n = 4 and bilaterally (n = 1. Kidney masses (median diameter 55 mm ; range 13-160 mm were located in the upper pole (n = 3, the lower pole (n = 2 and the mesorenal region (n = 3. In two cases, the mass involved more than one kidney region. Surgical resection confirmed renal cell carcinoma in six patients in whom pre-operative endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration demonstrated renal cell carcinoma. No complications were reported. Conclusions Endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration appears as a safe and feasible procedure with good results and minimal morbidity.

  6. Fine-needle aspiration detects primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast in a patient with breast implants

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    Janet I Malowany; Uma Kundu; Lumarie Santiago; Savitri Krishnamurthy

    2015-01-01

    Breast augmentation with implantation represents a challenge for subsequent radiographic imaging and pathological sampling. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is an excellent technique to sample suspicious lesions that are adjacent to fragile implants. We report a case of a 51-year-old woman with breast implants presenting with an initial diagnosis of fibroadenoma by imaging studies. A definite diagnosis of mammary carcinoma with plasmacytoid cells was made on ultrasound (US)-guided FNAB of...

  7. Cytological diagnosis usefulness (PAAF) (Fine needle puncture and Aspiration) in radiotherapy

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    The discovery of palpable lesions (adenopathy, subcutaneous, breast and thyroid nodes, etc.) in patients with malignancies of various locations referred for radiotherapy, poses diagnostic problems which should be promptly resolved since it may result in changes in the anticipated therapeutic regime. Likewise, the presentation of such lesions in previously irradiated patients raises the differential diagnosis between a progression of the disease and a non-malignant condition. Given the experience and the ease with which fine needle puncture and aspirations is carried out, previding-according to published data a diagnostic accuracy of 76% to 100% in palpable nodules, the usefulness of this procedure was assessed in 35 patients who presented with palpable lesions among a total of 428 new patients seen at the Radiotherapy Department of the Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valencia, in 1985. Out of the 35 lesions, 17 were adenopathies. In 63% of cases, the patients had head and neck malignancies; 14% had breast tumors; 11% had lung cancer and the remaining 11% of patients had malignancies located elsewhere. 43% were discovered before radiotherapy was administered, 14% during the treatment and 43% after this, in routine follow-up visits. Cytological diagnosis was achieved in 89% of cases. An overall clinical and pathological correlation was obtained in 58% of cases. Then out of 20 positive fine needle aspirations determined changes in the therapeutic regime (7 out of 15 prior to radiotherapy and 5 out of 5 during this). After radiotherapy, the clinical and pathological correlation is worse, in 33% of cases, than prior to or during this treatment. In four cases in which fine needle puncture and aspiration was negative but clinical suspicion of tumor involvement was high, open biopsy proved to be negative. (Author). 9 refs

  8. Pleural needle biopsy

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    ... et al, eds. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 19. Ly A. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy technique and specimen ... Respiratory system. In: Watson N. Chapman and Nakielny's Guide ...

  9. Fine Needle Aspiration and Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma: The Risk of Inadequate Preoperative Evaluation and Initial Surgery When Relying Upon FNAB Cytology Alone

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    Essig, G.F.; Porter, K.; Schneider, D.; Debora, A.; Lindsey, S.C.; Busonero, G.; Fineberg, D.; Fruci, B.; Boelaert, K.; Smit, J.W.A.; Meijer, J.A.M.; Duntas, L.; Sharma, N.; Costante, G.; Filetti, S.; Sippel, R.S.; Biondi, B.; Topliss, D.J.; Pacini, F.; Maciel, R.M.; Walz, P.C.; Kloos, R.T.

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    Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) to preoperatively diagnose medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) among multiple international centers and evaluate how the cytological diagnosis alone could impact patient management.Methods: We performed a retrospectiv

  10. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pediatric Thyroid Nodules

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    Ayper KAÇAR

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The objectives were to evaluate fine needle aspiration cytology results of 39 pediatric patients, and the pathologies that cause childhood thyroid nodules, and to review the literature on the subject.Material and Method: Thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology results of 39 pediatric patients were retrospectively reviewed. Associated diseases, thyroid functions, anti-thyroid antibody levels, ultrasonographic findings and number of nodules were also evaluated.Results: The vast majority of patients with thyroid nodules were cytopathologically diagnosed as benign (97.3%. Of these patients, 64.8% (24 patients were diagnosed as nodular goiter and 35.2% (13 patients as lymphocytic thyroiditis. Thyroid malignancy was found in two patients; one was diagnosed as follicular neoplasm/ minimal invasive follicular carcinoma on surgical evaluation while the other was a secondary tumor (Burkitt's lymphoma. The majority of our subjects were females (66.6%: the female/male ratio was 2:1 for nodular goiter and 3.3:1 for thyroiditis. Surgical resection was performed in 5 patients (4 cases of nodular goiter, 1 suspicious for malignancy and cytological diagnoses were confirmed by histology.Conclusion: Our study confirmed the utility of fine needle aspiration cytology in childhood thyroid disorders along with a possible higher incidence of nodular thyroiditis in childhood. Nodular autoimmune thyroiditis, focal thyroiditis and thyroid cancer in children are discussed and attention is drawn to some special subtypes of thyroid cancer and some benign lesions that can cause difficulty in interpreting fine needle aspiration cytology and frozen sections at this age.

  11. Breast Fine Needle Tumor Classification using Neural Networks

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    Yasmeen M. George; Bassant Mohamed Elbagoury; Hala H. Zayed; Roushdy, Mohamed I.

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    The purpose of this study is to develop an intelligent diagnosis system for breast cancer classification. Artificial Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines were being developed to classify the benign and malignant of breast tumor in fine needle aspiration cytology. First the features were extracted from 92 FNAC image. Then these features were presented to several neural network architectures to investigate the most suitable network model for classifying the tumor effectively. Four classi...

  12. Pancreatic Tuberculosis Diagnosed with Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

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    Sushil K Ahlawat

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    Full Text Available Context Isolated pancreatic tuberculosis is rare in the Western world. Its clinical presentation often mimics pancreatic malignancy and the diagnosis is usually not suspected or confirmed prior to laparotomy. Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology has proved to be an excellent tool for the cytological diagnosis of pancreatic and peripancreatic masses. However, this technique has not been reported for diagnosing pancreatic or peripancreatic tuberculosis. Case report We describe a 57-year-old South Asian man with pancreatic tuberculosis who presented with fever of undetermined origin and a pancreatic mass on imaging. He was successfully treated with anti-tuberculosis regimen following confirmation of his diagnosis with endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology. Conclusions Pancreatic tuberculosis should be suspected in patients having a pancreatic mass, particularly if patient presents with fever and lived in, or traveled to, an area of endemic tuberculosis or exposed to tuberculosis. When the diagnosis is suspected, endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology of the pancreatic lesion can confirm the diagnosis and so avoid an unnecessary explorative laparotomy or pancreatic resection.

  13. Reasons for False-Negative and False-Positive Diagnosis in Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Breast: 286 Cases with Cyto-Histopathologic Correlation

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    Nilüfer Onak KANDEMİR

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Fine needle aspiration cytology is the first step in the diagnosing breast lesions. This study evaluated factors causing falsenegative and false-positive diagnoses when evaluating breast lesions using this technique.Material and Method: In this study, we retrospectively examined 511 breast diagnoses, based on Fine needle aspiration cytology specimens, made in the Medical School of Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Department of Pathology, between 2002 and 2009. Factors affecting the reliability of fine needle aspiration cytology were evaluated by comparing the cytological and biopsy diagnoses and using the clinical parameters in the diagnosis of breast lesions.Result: In our series, the sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of fine needle aspiration cytology were 77%, 99%, 95%, 93%, and 95%, respectively. The falsenegative diagnosis rate was 4% and the false-positive diagnosis rate was 1%.Conclusion: Sampling errors and erroneous interpretation of cellular monomorphism are the most important reasons for false-negative diagnosis results in the evaluation of breast lesions with fine needle aspiration cytology. Increased cellularity and reactive cell atypia in benign proliferative breast lesions are the most frequent reasons for false-positive diagnosis.

  14. Intranuclear Pseudo-inclusions and Grooves in Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor.

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    Mokhtari, Maral; Kumar, Perikala Vijayananda

    2016-02-01

    Cytologic findings of pulmonary carcinoid have been well described. We report new cytological findings in a case of carcinoid tumor. The patient is a 36-year-old man presenting with hemoptysis of about six months in duration. Chest CT scans showed a well-defined round polypoid lesion measuring 1 × 1 cm within the right upper lobe of the bronchus with hyperinflation of the right upper lobe. Trans-bronchial fine needle aspiration and biopsy were done. Cytologic smears showed isolated and loose clusters of uniform round to spindle shape cells with round centrally located nuclei, fine granular (salt and pepper) chromatin and pale cytoplasm. Intranuclear pseudo-inclusions and grooves were seen in some tumor cells. No mitotic figures or necrosis were evident. A cytological diagnosis of carcinoid tumor was made and histopathologic examination and subsequent immunohistochemical study confirmed the diagnosis. Carcinoid tumor may be reliably diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology smears. Intranuclear pseudo-inclusions and grooves may be evident in tumor cells. PMID:26838088

  15. Basic technique in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for solid lesions: How many passes?

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    Petrone, Maria Chiara; Arcidiacono, Paolo Giorgio

    2014-01-01

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has evolved to become an indispensable tool for tissue acquisition in patients with luminal and extra luminal gastrointestinal cancers. Despite the extensive use of EUS-FNA, there still exists a wide variation in the number of samples required to ensure acquisition of diagnostic material from different kind of lesions. There are several factors that may influence the number of fine needle passes made during EUS-FNA, but the main factor seems to be the presence of a Cytopathologist during the EUS procedure. The diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA with rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) in most studies exceeds 90%. Nevertheless, ROSE is not available in many centers. Various studies have investigated the adequate number of needle passes that should be performed if ROSE is not used. Differences exist based on the nature of the target lesion: Five to seven passes for pancreatic masses, three passes for lymphnodes, only one pass for pancreatic cystic lesions. Consider using a core biopsy needle or a 19-G FNA needle for histology could improve the diagnostic yield. Even though EUS-FNA is widely available, some patients still do not receive conclusive diagnoses upon initial EUS-FNA. One way to maximize the benefits for patients might be to centralize cases to several well-equipped, high-volume centers with experienced endosonographers that have universal availability of ROSE. PMID:24949407

  16. Comparison of Fine Needle Aspiration and Fine Needle Nonaspiration Cytology of Thyroid Nodules: A Meta-Analysis

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    Hongming Song

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC and fine needle nonaspiration cytology (FNNAC are useful cost-effective techniques for preoperatively assessing thyroid lesions. Both techniques have advantages and disadvantages, and there is controversy over which method is superior. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the differences between FNAC and FNNAC for diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Methods. Primary publications were independently collected by two reviewers from PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, EBSCO, OALib, and the Cochrane Library databases. The following search terms were used: fine needle, aspiration, capillary, nonaspiration, sampling without aspiration, thyroid, and cytology. The last search was performed on February 1, 2015. Results. Sixteen studies comprising 1,842 patients and 2,221 samples were included in this study. No statistically significant difference was observed between FNAC and FNNAC groups with respect to diagnostically inadequate smears, diagnostically superior smears, diagnostic performance (accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value, and positive predictive value, area under the summary receiver operating characteristic curve, average score of each parameter (background blood or clot, amount of cellular material, degree of cellular degeneration, degree of cellular trauma, and retention of appropriate architecture, and total score of five parameters. Conclusion. FNAC and FNNAC are equally useful in assessing thyroid nodules.

  17. Acurácia da punção aspirativa por agulha fina e da punção por agulha grossa no diagnóstico de lesões mamárias Diagnostic accuracy of the fine needle aspiration cytologyand core needle biopsy as a diagnostic method for breast lesions

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    Patrícia Pontes Frankel

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a acurácia da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF e da punção por agulha grossa (PAG no diagnóstico da lesão mamária e do câncer de mama. MÉTODOS: trata-se de um estudo transversal, retrospectivo e descritivo, baseado na busca em prontuários médicos. A PAAF e a PAG foram realizadas sequencialmente, como rotina do serviço de Mastologia. Os dois procedimentos percutâneos foram realizados em 233 pacientes, no período de março de 2005 a fevereiro de 2007. Foram incluídas mulheres com idade igual ou superior a 18 anos, com alterações no exame clínico e/ou de imagem das mamas ou com histórico familiar de câncer de mama e/ou ovário. A PAAF e a PAG foram realizadas de acordo com as recomendações técnicas do Instituto Nacional de Câncer. Foram calculados o percentual de concordância, o coeficiente Kappa de Cohen, a sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos positivo e negativo e a acurácia da PAAF e da PAG, considerando como padrão-ouro a biópsia cirúrgica. RESULTADOS: a média de idade das pacientes foi de 49 anos (±12,7, os tumores mediam em média 26,9 mm (±23,1, e em 47,2% dos casos, tinham mais de 20 mm. A sensibilidade, a especificidade, os valores preditivos positivo e negativo e a acurácia foram maiores na PAG do que na PAAF, independentemente do tamanho da lesão mamária, tendo a PAG uma acurácia diagnóstica de 97,5% e a PAAF de 77,5%. CONCLUSÃO: apesar de a PAG mostrar maiores valores de sensibilidade, especificidade, valor preditivo positivo, valor preditivo negativo e acurácia que a PAAF, tanto para as lesões palpáveis quanto para as impalpáveis, o método permanece útil no diagnóstico minimamente invasivo das lesões mamárias, sobretudo quando seus resultados são analisados em conjunto com o exame clínico e de imagem.PURPOSE: to determine the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB and of core-needle biopsy (CNB in diagnosing breast lumps and breast

  18. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of subcutaneous cysticercosis: A series of five cases

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    Kusum D Jashnani

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Taenia solium, a potentially dangerous parasite, causes human cysticercosis that can cause a gamut of manifestations affecting the various systems of the body. Sometimes, parasitic infestations present as only superficial palpable subcutaneous or intramuscular nodules that are usually mistaken for lymph nodes or benign tumors like lipoma, neurofibroma, or epidermal inclusion cysts. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC has emerged as a useful tool in the diagnosis of these superficial parasitic lesions. It also helps in avoiding unnecessary open biopsy to obtain a diagnosis. We, herein, report a series of five cases of subcutaneous cysticercosis at different sites (axilla, chest wall, abdominal wall, lateral neck, and cheek misdiagnosed as lipomas and lymph nodes and finally diagnosed on FNAC.

  19. Value of CT-guided fine needle aspiration in solitary pulmonary nodules with negative fiberoptic bronchoscopy

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    The usefulness of fine needle aspiration (FNA) with CT-guidance was evaluated in the diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) following negative fiberoptic bronchoscopy in 84 patients. The records were analyzed for all patients with SPN who had undergone chest FNA in the years 1988 to 1990, showing previous nondiagnostic fiberoptic bronchoscopy. A final diagnosis was made by biopsy (transbronchial, thoracotomy or necropsy), response to therapy or follow-up of the lesions. The patients had medium-sized lesions, 2.87 ± 1.11 cm, adherent to the pleura in 62%. In the diagnosis of malignancy FNA showed 76% sensitivity, 100% specificity, 100% positive predictive value, 52% negative predictive value and 81% accuracy. These results were correlated with histology in 84% of the cases. One pulmonary hemorrhage, which resolved spontaneously, and 12 cases of pneumothorax, requiring a thoracic tube in 4 patients, were noted. (orig.)

  20. Advances in head and neck fine-needle aspiration and ultrasound technique for the pathologist.

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    Jakowski, Joseph D; DiNardo, Laurence J

    2015-07-01

    The success of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy in the evaluation of head and neck (H&N) masses has already been established. Herein we outline the most recent advancement for the pathologist who performs traditional palpation-guided FNA (PGFNA) in the H&N while also incorporating ultrasound-guided FNA (UGFNA) into their practice. We provide an overview of the educational and training opportunities in H&N ultrasound and UGFNA with emphasis on the advantages and limitations for the pathologist. Throughout are useful clinical and technical pearls, many of which may also interest those who practice PGFNA, including local anesthesia use and FNA procedures in pediatric patients. PMID:25677264

  1. Value of CT-guided fine needle aspiration in solitary pulmonary nodules with negative fiberoptic bronchoscopy

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    Rio, F.G. (Depts. of Respiratory Diseases, Radiology and Pathology, La Paz Hospital, School of Medicine, Autonoma Univ., Madrid (Spain)); Diaz Lobato, S. (Depts. of Respiratory Diseases, Radiology and Pathology, La Paz Hospital, School of Medicine, Autonoma Univ., Madrid (Spain)); Pino, J.M. (Depts. of Respiratory Diseases, Radiology and Pathology, La Paz Hospital, School of Medicine, Autonoma Univ., Madrid (Spain)); Atienza, M. (Depts. of Respiratory Diseases, Radiology and Pathology, La Paz Hospital, School of Medicine, Autonoma Univ., Madrid (Spain)); Viguer, J.M. (Depts. of Respiratory Diseases, Radiology and Pathology, La Paz Hospital, School of Medicine, Autonoma Univ., Madrid (Spain)); Villasante, C. (Depts. of Respiratory Diseases, Radiology and Pathology, La Paz Hospital, School of Medicine, Autonoma Univ., Madrid (Spain)); Villamor, J. (Depts. of Respiratory Diseases, Radiology and Pathology, La Paz Hospital, School of Medicine, Autonoma Univ., Madrid (Spain))

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    The usefulness of fine needle aspiration (FNA) with CT-guidance was evaluated in the diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) following negative fiberoptic bronchoscopy in 84 patients. The records were analyzed for all patients with SPN who had undergone chest FNA in the years 1988 to 1990, showing previous nondiagnostic fiberoptic bronchoscopy. A final diagnosis was made by biopsy (transbronchial, thoracotomy or necropsy), response to therapy or follow-up of the lesions. The patients had medium-sized lesions, 2.87 [+-] 1.11 cm, adherent to the pleura in 62%. In the diagnosis of malignancy FNA showed 76% sensitivity, 100% specificity, 100% positive predictive value, 52% negative predictive value and 81% accuracy. These results were correlated with histology in 84% of the cases. One pulmonary hemorrhage, which resolved spontaneously, and 12 cases of pneumothorax, requiring a thoracic tube in 4 patients, were noted. (orig.).

  2. Metastatic Chordoma: A Diagnostic Challenge on Fine Needle Aspiration

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    Ghassan Tranesh

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    Full Text Available Chordomas are primary low grade malignant tumors of bone that usually arise within both ends of axial skeleton. The Notochord is a midline, ectoderm-derived structure that defines the phylum of chordates. Chordomas may pose difficult diagnostic challenges when encountered in secondary locations, such as lungs or other parenchymatous organs. We report the cytologic findings of a metastatic chordoma sampled through CT-scan guided fine needle aspiration (FNA of lower lobe lung nodule in a 54-year-old man diagnosed with recurrent chordoma involving the lumber spine and paraspinal region.

  3. Secondary B-cell lymphoma diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology and flow cytometry following penile carcinoma: A case report

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    WANG, HUAN; QIU, LIAN-NV; WU, MAO; CHEN, WAN-YUAN; REN, LI-GANG; HE, XIANG-LEI; ZHOU, YONG-LIE

    2016-01-01

    The number of studies reporting lymphoma as a secondary tumor has gradually increased. However, few studies have reported that occurrence of lymphoma as a secondary tumor following treatment for penile carcinoma, particularly cases in which the lymphoma was diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology and flow cytometry. The present study reports the case of a 62-year-old male patient who was troubled with frequent urination and repeated chest tightness for 5 years. The diagnosis upon admission was penile carcinoma. Two months subsequent to the tumor removal surgery, enlarged lymph nodes were extracted from the patient using fine-needle biopsy, to be analyzed using light microscopy and flow cytometry. Smear results indicated a large number of abnormal cells scattered in the right axillary lymph node. Flow cytometry immunophenotyping of fine-needle aspiration samples indicated the increased expression of cluster of differentiation (CD)79a, CD19, CD20, CD38, κ chain and human leukocyte antigen-DR, which supported a diagnosis of B-cell lymphoma. Thus, the patient was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma based on the results of the fine-needle aspiration biopsy and flow cytometry. The method of diagnosis and causes of therapy-related leukemia are discussed in the present report. PMID:27073496

  4. Preoperative assessment of thyroid nodules: role of ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration biopsy followed by cytology Avaliação preoperatória de nódulos thireóides: papel da ultrassonografia e da biópsia de aspiraçào por agulha fina, seguida de citologia

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    Rosalinda YA Camargo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE:To evaluate the preoperative assessment of thyroid nodules using ultrasound studies and cytology of nodular aspirates. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 2,468 patients with thyroid nodules were examined from 1999 to 2005. All patients were clinically examined and underwent ultrasonography followed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB and cytology. RESULTS:Nodules larger than 10 mm were classified ultrasonographically in a 4-tier system and received a score according to the criterion of possible malignancy. Cytological examinations were conducted independently by 2 cytologists and classified as benign (score 1, indeterminate (score 2, suspicious (score 3, and malignant (score 6. Combining both scores, an index was generated that would indicate a higher probability of malignancy (benign, doubtful, suspicious, and malignant. Thyroid surgery was performed in 274 patients. Of those, 115 patients had a score of 2 to 5 and only 8 had a histological diagnosis of thyroid cancer (6.9%. For patients with a score of 5 (n = 51, 11.5% had a malignant lesion, and 51% of the 61 patients with a score of 6 had confirmed thyroid cancer. Of the 98 patients with a combined score of 7 to 10, 99% had a histological confirmation of malignancy. CONCLUSIONS: The index score had a sensitivity of 94.1% and specificity of 77.5%. The overall accuracy was 85.8%. Therefore, we concluded that this methodology may improve the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer in nodules larger than 10 mm. Association with other methods such as color Doppler echography, serum TSH concentration, galectin-3 expression analysis, and FDG/PET scan would be useful in avoiding the higher costs of thyroid surgical procedures.OBJETIVO: Avaliar a possibilidade de diagnóstico pré-operativo de nódulos da tireóide (de diâmetro superior a 10mm usando ultra-sonografia da glândula tireóide e citologia de punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada pela ultra-sonografia. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: N

  5. Diagnostic Efficacy of Fine Needle Aspiration in Parotid Mass

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    Ebrahim Razmpa

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The preoperative diagnostic evaluation of the parotid lesion is a valuable aid in planning the operation and the approach to intervention. Among different diagnostic tools, Fine Needle Aspiration has a key role. However, the exact efficacy of this technique in our center had not been thoroughly investigated. Materials and Methods: Between January 2000 and June 2007 a subset of 64 patients who had agreed to undergo preoperative FNAB was selected. The FNAB diagnoses were compared with those of the surgical specimens as the gold standard. Then, sensitivity, specificity, predictive value, and pertinent characteristics of the patients were evaluated. Finally, the results were analyzed with SPSS version14. Results: During the study period, 81 patients underwent parotidectomy, only 64 of whom had the FNA before surgery, so only the data collected from 64 patients were evaluated. The most common clinical presentation 75% (48 patients was a parotid mass. The second common presentation was facial paralysis at 17.2% (11 patients, followed by pain at 7.8%.  The result of FNA sensitivity was 82.5% and specificity was 93.3%. The accuracy of the test was 87.5%. Positive predictive value was 93.3% and negative predictive value was 82.35%. Conclusion: Fine-needle aspiration cytology is a reliable method in the evaluation of parotid tumors with a fairly high specificity and sensitivity rate.

  6. Pure choriocarcinoma of ovary diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Naniwadekar M

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    Full Text Available Pure ovarian choriocarcinoma is extremely rare and can develop as a germ cell tumor or as a metastasis from uterine or tubal gestational choriocarcinoma or rarely from an ovarian pregnancy. The cytomorphologic findings have been reported previously in different sites. However, this is the first case of pure ovarian choriocarcinoma diagnosed on cytology to the best of our knowledge. The distinction between a gestational and nongestational choriocarcinoma is difficult. A 19-year-old female patient presented with an irregular per-vaginal bleeding and a mass in lower abdomen. Fine needle aspiration cytology smears of the mass were hypocellular and showed large, multinucleated giant cells and malignant mononucleated cells. Background was hemorrhagic. Serum β hCG level was 3,80,000 mIU/ml. A diagnosis of choriocarcinoma was offered which was later confirmed by histopathology. The diagnosis of choriocarcinoma on fine needle aspiration cytology is based on the presence of large, multinucleated giant cells and malignant mononucleated cells. A high index of suspicion should be maintained and estimation of serum β hCG plays a key role in supporting the diagnosis.

  7. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for thediagnosis of kidney lesions: A review

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    Roberto Iglesias Lopes; Renata Nobre Moura; Everson Artifon

    2015-01-01

    Traditionally, treatment of renal lesions is indicatedbased only on imaging features. Although controversyexists about tissue sampling from small renalmasses, renal biopsy is indicated in some cases. Inthis review, we discuss the rationale for endoscopicultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) andsummarize the recent advances in this field, providingrecommendations for the practicing clinician. The useof EUS-FNA appears to be a safe and feasible meansof confirming or excluding malignancy. EUS allowsassessment and biopsy of masses or lesions withinboth kidneys and related complications are rare. Themain advantages of EUS-FNA are that it can be doneas an outpatient procedure, with good results, minimalmorbidity and a short hospital stay. Nevertheless,EUS-FNA of renal masses should be indicated only inselected cases, in which there is potential to decreaseunnecessary treatment of small renal masses and tobest select tumors for active surveillance and minimallyinvasive ablative therapies. Additionally, some renallesions may be ineligible for EUS-guided biopsy becauseof anatomical limitations. EUS-FNA renal biopsy willprobably be best applied to central anterior renalmasses, while tumors on the posterior aspect of thekidney, percutaneous access will probably be superior.

  8. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for the diagnosis of kidney lesions: A review.

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    Lopes, Roberto Iglesias; Moura, Renata Nobre; Artifon, Everson

    2015-03-16

    Traditionally, treatment of renal lesions is indicated based only on imaging features. Although controversy exists about tissue sampling from small renal masses, renal biopsy is indicated in some cases. In this review, we discuss the rationale for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and summarize the recent advances in this field, providing recommendations for the practicing clinician. The use of EUS-FNA appears to be a safe and feasible means of confirming or excluding malignancy. EUS allows assessment and biopsy of masses or lesions within both kidneys and related complications are rare. The main advantages of EUS-FNA are that it can be done as an outpatient procedure, with good results, minimal morbidity and a short hospital stay. Nevertheless, EUS-FNA of renal masses should be indicated only in selected cases, in which there is potential to decrease unnecessary treatment of small renal masses and to best select tumors for active surveillance and minimally invasive ablative therapies. Additionally, some renal lesions may be ineligible for EUS-guided biopsy because of anatomical limitations. EUS-FNA renal biopsy will probably be best applied to central anterior renal masses, while tumors on the posterior aspect of the kidney, percutaneous access will probably be superior. PMID:25789096

  9. 超声引导下穿刺粗针病理学和细胞学及细针细胞学在甲状腺微小结节中的诊断价值%Evaluation of the efficacy and the limitation of ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy, core-needle aspiration and fine-needle aspiration in micro-nodules of thyroid

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    张少航; 牛丽娟

    2014-01-01

    目的 研究超声引导下粗针病理学检查(ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy,USCNB)、粗针细胞学检查(ultrasound-guided core-needle aspiration,US-CNA)及细针细胞学检查(ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration,US-FNA)在甲状腺微小结节诊断中的价值.方法 对92例超声诊断为可疑恶性的甲状腺微小结节患者的92个结节进行穿刺.所有病例经手术治疗有病理证实.其中52例行US-CNB及US-FNA;另外40例行US-CNA及US-FNA.结果 52例行US-CNB和US-FNA患者中,41例US-CNB取材不满意,11例取材满意,且诊断与术后病理符合;52例US-FNA取材均满意,均有明确诊断,6例与术后病理不符,46例与术后病理符合.40例行US-CNA、US-FNA的患者中,26例US-CNA取材成功,14例取材失败或欠满意;36例US-FNA取材成功,4例取材失败或欠满意.92例US-FNA对于鉴别甲状腺微小良、恶性结节的敏感度、特异度、阳性预测值、阴性预测值、符合率分别为93.4%、86.7%、97.3%、72.2%、92.3%.结论 US-FNA是甲状腺微小结节的术前穿刺最有价值的活检方式.%Objective To evaluate the efficacy and the limitation of ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy,ultrasound-guided core-needle aspiration and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in micronodules of thyroid.Methods A retrospective was performed in 92 patients with suspectable malignent micro-nodules in thyroid.Of them,52 patients underwent US-CNB and US-FNA and 40 patients underwent US-CNA and US-FNA.The diagnoses for the micro-nodules were identified by histopathlogical examination after surgery.Result Among 52 cases with both US-CNB and US-FNA,41 got nondiagnostic US-CNB and 11 cases successfully got the correct diagnoses of US-CNB ; 6 cases got the incorrect diagnosis of US-FNA and 46 cases got the correct diagnosis of US-FNA.Of 40 cases with US-CNA and US-FNA,unsatisfactory specimen of US-CNA occurred in 14 cases and satisfactory specimen of US-CNA were got in 26 cases

  10. ROLE OF FINE NEEDLE CYTOLOGY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF HEAD & NECK MASS LESIONS

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Although head and neck masses are fairly common clinical presentation, it may be the only, or one of several nonspecific findings in serious illnesses like lymphoma or metastatic cancer. Thus, the need to efficiently differentiate patients with serious illness from those with self - limited disease arises. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC helps in the early and accurate diagnosis especially where approach for interventional biopsy is limited. AIMS: To diagnose various head and neck mass lesions via FNAC and correlating the results with clinical and histo pathological diagnosis. SETTINGS & DESIGN: The study was conducted in Shyam Shah Medical College and associated Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Rewa ( MP, on 406 patients who presented with head and neck swellings . METHODS & MATERIAL: A complete general and systemic examination was carried out. FNAC was carried out on 406 subjects while biopsy was done for 123 lesions. The predictive value for FNAC was retrospectively correlated with biopsy results. RESULTS: In the current study, 372 diagnoses clinically correlated to 406 cytological diagnoses. The most common head and neck swellings were Cervical Lymph Node lesions (346 followed by Salivary Gland lesions(37, while the remaining 23 were other head and neck lesions. Out of the 123 biopsies performed, 111 were correctly diagnosed by FNAC itself. Inflammatory lesions ( 301 accounted for 86.99% of all cervical lymph node lesions. Demographic profile revealed a higher tendency of malignant lymph node lesions in Males (68.9% and in the older (>50years age group (55.6%; benign lesions were more common in the young (<20years [26.2%]. Similarly, Salivary Gland lesions ( 37 were mostly benign (32 and had a male predilection. 100% accuracy was achieved in the diagnosis of adenomas. Among other head and neck lesions, Lipomas were most common ( 30.4% achieving a cytological accuracy of 80%. Through this study, the Sensitivity ( 76

  11. A comparative analysis of fine-needle capillary cytology vs. fine-needle aspiration cytology in superficial lymph node lesions.

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    Sajeev, Suraj; Siddaraju, Neelaiah

    2009-11-01

    Fine-needle capillary cytology (FNCC) has been attempted in various organs and studies have shown this procedure to yield qualitatively superior material compared with fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Studies evaluating the efficacy of this technique in lymph nodes are rare. The present study has attempted to assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of the FNCC technique in comparison to the more widely applied FNAC technique.Thirty enlarged lymph nodes from 26 patients were sampled by both the FNCC and FNAC techniques. The smears obtained were routinely stained by May-Grünwald-Giemsa (MGG) and Papanicolaou staining. The quality of smears was evaluated using an objective scoring system originally devised by Mair et al., for various organs. The score of individual parameters in each case as well as the total scores for FNAC and FNCC procedures were calculated separately and Mann-Whitney's test was performed; a P-value of less than 0.05 was considered significant. Statistical results showed smears obtained by FNCC to be qualitatively better than those obtained by FNAC. Though, individual parameters were not statistically significant, FNCC smears showed better scores as compared with those of FNA smears. Also, the technique was found to be easier to perform and less apprehensive to the patient.Our study convincingly proved the technical superiority of the FNCC technique in cellular lymph node lesions, emphasizing the need for this less publicized procedure to be more widely applied. PMID:19526570

  12. A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY OF INTRAORAL LESIONS

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    Harish S

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    Full Text Available Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC is an important diagnostic tool for swellings in the thyroid, salivary gland, breast lump and enlarged lymph nodes. Very few studies have been done to explore the potential of FNAC in the diagnoses of intraoral lesions. Hence the present study was done to find out the efficacy of FNAC in the diagnosis of intraoral lesions. AIMS/OBJECTIVES : To determine the efficacy of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the diagnosis of intraoral lesions . MATERIALS & METHODS: A prospective study on 88 cases presented with intraoral lesions was done from August 2010 to July 2012. Cases of intraoral Cases having both FNACs along with biopsy correlation were included. OBSERVATIONS/RESULTS: The age group ranged from 12 - 83 years with male: female ratio of 1.6:1. The most common sites of aspiration were tongue in 28 cases, followed by buccal mucosa in 24 and other sites 42 cases. The lesions rep orted on FNAC were malignant tumors in 44(50%, benign lesions 39 (44.31% and suspicious for malignancy 5(5.69% cases. False negative and false positive were 6 and 2 cases respectively. Squamous cell carcinoma was the common malignant tumor. Overall sens itivity of 88%, specificity 95.6% and diagnostic accuracy of 91.6% was obtained in our study. CONCLUSION: We conclude that FNAC is one of the important diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of intraoral lesions. The results of our study suggest, it should be co nsidered as first line of investigation, especially in clinically suspected malignant tumors.

  13. Fine needle aspirate flow cytometric phenotyping characterizes immunosuppressive nature of the mesothelioma microenvironment.

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    Lizotte, Patrick H; Jones, Robert E; Keogh, Lauren; Ivanova, Elena; Liu, Hongye; Awad, Mark M; Hammerman, Peter S; Gill, Ritu R; Richards, William G; Barbie, David A; Bass, Adam J; Bueno, Raphael; English, Jessie M; Bittinger, Mark; Wong, Kwok-Kin

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    With the emergence of checkpoint blockade and other immunotherapeutic drugs, and the growing adoption of smaller, more flexible adaptive clinical trial designs, there is an unmet need to develop diagnostics that can rapidly immunophenotype patient tumors. The ability to longitudinally profile the tumor immune infiltrate in response to immunotherapy also presents a window of opportunity to illuminate mechanisms of resistance. We have developed a fine needle aspirate biopsy (FNA) platform to perform immune profiling on thoracic malignancies. Matching peripheral blood, bulk resected tumor, and FNA were analyzed from 13 mesothelioma patients. FNA samples yielded greater numbers of viable cells when compared to core needle biopsies. Cell numbers were adequate to perform flow cytometric analyses on T cell lineage, T cell activation and inhibitory receptor expression, and myeloid immunosuppressive checkpoint markers. FNA samples were representative of the tumor as a whole as assessed by head-to-head comparison to single cell suspensions of dissociated whole tumor. Parallel analysis of matched patient blood enabled us to establish quality assurance criteria to determine the accuracy of FNA procedures to sample tumor tissue. FNA biopsies provide a diagnostic to rapidly phenotype the tumor immune microenvironment that may be of great relevance to clinical trials. PMID:27539742

  14. Interpretation of negative results in fine needle aspiration of discrete pulmonary lesions.

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    Winning, A J; McIvor, J; Seed, W A; Husain, O A; Metaxas, N

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    A retrospective analysis was carried out on a consecutive series of 181 percutaneous fine needle aspiration biopsies of discrete pulmonary lesions, in which the outcome was established in 95%. In primary bronchial carcinoma the technique had a sensitivity of 86%. There was no relationship between the size, location, or radiological appearance of the lesion and the incidence of false negative results. The principal reason for failure to diagnose malignancy was inadequacy of the material provided for cytological examination. For metastatic neoplasms of non-bronchial origin the procedure had a sensitivity of 42% and a significantly greater false negative rate than for primary bronchial malignancy. For the entire series 72 (40%) of the procedures failed to produce a definite diagnosis, 29 (40%) of these cases subsequently proving to be malignant. A positive diagnosis was established in only 16% of patients with benign conditions. Review of published reports and consideration of the role of this and other biopsy techniques in the investigation of discrete pulmonary lesions lead to the conclusion that needle aspiration biopsy seems particularly appropriate in the investigation of inoperable patients with probable bronchial carcinoma in whom sputum cytology and bronchoscopy do not yield a diagnosis. PMID:3824273

  15. Endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle injection for oncological therapy

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    Jeremy; Kaplan; Amaara; Khalid; Natalie; Cosgrove; Ayesha; Soomro; Syed; Mohsin; Mazhar; Ali; A; Siddiqui

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    The minimal invasiveness and precision of endoscopicultrasound(EUS) has lead to both its widespread use as a diagnostic and staging modality for gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary malignancies, and to its expand-ing role as a therapeutic modality. EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis is now a well-accepted modality for palliation of pain in patients with pancreatic cancer. EUS-guided ablation, brachytherapy, fiducial marker placement, and antitumor agent injection have been described as methods of performing minimally invasive oncological therapy. EUS-fine needle injection may be performed as adjunctive, alternative, or palliative treatment. This review summarizes the studies to date that have described these methods. A literature search using the Pub Med/MEDLINE databases was performed. While most published studies to date are limited with disappointing outcomes, the concept of a role of EUS in oncological therapy seems promising.

  16. Fine-needle aspiration detects primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast in a patient with breast implants

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    Janet I Malowany

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    Full Text Available Breast augmentation with implantation represents a challenge for subsequent radiographic imaging and pathological sampling. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB is an excellent technique to sample suspicious lesions that are adjacent to fragile implants. We report a case of a 51-year-old woman with breast implants presenting with an initial diagnosis of fibroadenoma by imaging studies. A definite diagnosis of mammary carcinoma with plasmacytoid cells was made on ultrasound (US-guided FNAB of the breast mass with rapid on-site evaluation which initiated core needle biopsy of the mass and subsequent mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy. Our case exemplifies the role of US-guided FNAB for the initial investigation of breast masses in patients with implants. In addition, the case illustrates the cytomorphological features of the tumor cells in primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast.

  17.  A Comparative Study on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology versus Fine Needle Capillary Cytology in Thyroid Nodules

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    Prathvi Shetty

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    Full Text Available  Objectives: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC/FNA is the primary investigation for thyroid nodules. Fine needle capillary cytology (FNCC/FNC is an alternative technique not commonly used, though it is easy to perform. Both the techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages. This study aims to compare these two cytological techniques for better specimen and cytological diagnosis.Methods: This prospective study was conducted on 50 patients attending the FR Muller Medical College Hospital from May 2006 to April 2008. The patients with thyroid nodules (diagnosed by palpation were subjected to both the cytological techniques; FNA and FNC. The specimen and results were compared and then correlated with the final histopathological findings wherever surgical specimens were available (38 cases.Results: The mean age of the patients was 39.16 with a female predominance. The majority of cases were diagnosed to have nodular goiters. The FNC technique yielded 88�0diagnostic superiority and adequate specimens compared to 94�0by FNA. Sensitivity was 50�0for FNC and 100�0for FNA while specificity was 100�0for both techniques; accuracy score was 97.4�0for FNC and 100�0for FNA in predicting malignancy. While sensitivity was 75�0for FNC and 100�0for FNA; specificity was 100�0for both techniques, and accuracy score was 97.4�0for FNC and 100�0for FNA in the prediction of neoplasia.Conclusion: The results indicated that there was no significant difference between the two techniques; if done in tandem can give better and accurate cytological diagnosis. In highly cellular lesions, in which abundant material was obtained, FNC was more likely to be diagnostically superior, but FNA can diagnose most of the lesions. In less cellular lesions, FNA is more likely to be diagnostically superior to FNC.

  18. Guided fine needle aspiration cytology of retroperitoneal masses - Our experience

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    Mimi Gangopadhyay

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Early pathological classification of retroperitoneal masses is important for pin-point diagnosis and timely management. Aims : This study was done to evaluate the usefulness and drawbacks of guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC of retroperitoneal masses covering a period of two years with an intention to distinguish between neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions and to correlate with histologic findings. Materials and Methods : FNAC was done under radiological guidance in all cases using long needle fitted with disposable syringe. Appropriate staining was done and cytology was correlated with histology which was taken as the gold standard for comparison. Results : Fifty-one patients who presented with retroperitoneal masses were studied. Forty-four lesions were malignant cytologically and 7 were inflammatory (tuberculous. According to radiological and cytologic findings, we classified our cases into four groups: renal tumors, retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy, germ cell tumors, soft tissue tumors. Except for cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL and metastatic lesions, we had sensitivity and specificity of 100%. In NHL the sensitivity and specificity were both 50%. In cases of metastatic adenocarcinoma, the sensitivity and specificity were 84.6% and 81.8%, respectively. Conclusions : Ignoring the pitfalls, guided FNAC is still an inexpensive and reliable method of early diagnosis of retroperitoneal lesions.

  19. Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Lymphoma

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    Koen Creemers

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, endoscopic ultrasound techniques with Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA have become an increasingly used diagnostic aid in the differentiation of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS and endoesophageal ultrasound (EUS are now available for clinicians to reach mediastinal and paramediastinal masses using a minimally invasive approach. These techniques are an established component for diagnosing and staging lung cancer and their benefit in the diagnosis of lymphoma's has been highlighted in a number of case studies. However, the lack of tissue architecture obtained by cytological FNA specimens decreases the diagnostic accuracy for benign causes of thoracic lymphadenopathies, lymphomas, and histopathological subtyping of lung cancer. Accordingly, our study group have adapted the FNA sampling technique, resulting in tissue fragments that can be used for histopathological examinations. As an illustration, we report a case of follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma, diagnosed on tissue fragments obtained by adjusted EUS FNA. We believe that this relatively simple adjustment to routine FNA sampling can help to overcome the diagnostic limitations inherent in cytology obtained by routine FNA.

  20. The Utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases—Report of Three Cases

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    Mauro Ajaj Saieg

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    Full Text Available Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA is a fast and minimally invasive methodology with a crucial impact on patients’ management. It has an important and established role in the diagnosis and staging of mediastinal and abdominal malignancies, but little is discussed in the literature on the usefulness of this technique in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. In the current report, we present three different cases where EUS was essential for reaching the diagnosis of tuberculosis and paracoccidiodomicosis in cases otherwise seen as malignant. In conclusion, EUS was successful not only in obtaining enough cells for morphological analysis, but also for the production of cell blocks and assessment of the presence of the microorganisms by special stains. EUS allied to fine needle biopsy was an important tool in determining diagnoses of enlarged lymph nodes, revealing the diagnosis of infectious diseases in cases otherwise seen as malignant. The wide use of this methodology in cases such as those reported here cannot only rule out malignancy, but also aid critically ill patients by installing early proper therapy without the need for aggressive interventions.

  1. MR-guided fine needle aspiration of breast lesions: Initial experience

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    Wald, D.S.; Weinreb, J.C.; Newstead, G.; Flyer, M.; Bose, S. [New York Univ. Medical Center, NY (United States)

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    Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to obtain cytologic specimens of suspicious lesions in the breast. The goal of this study was to evaluate the logistics and limitations of MR-guided FNA using a prototype breast localization coil. MR-guided FNAs were attempted on 18 lesions (detected on mammography and/or palpation) in 16 patients. Patients were prone with their compressed mediolaterally between two plates in a circularly polarized RF coil. Lesion position was determined by reference to fiducial makers that corresponded to a grid of holes placed at 5 mm intervals in compression plate. FNA was performed with a 22G non-ferromagnetic needle. FNA was successful for 11 of 18 lesions (61%). Of the seven unsuccessful cases, there were four in which the lesions were too posteriorly placed to be accessed through the compression plate by the needle. Three cases were too anteriorly placed to be effectively immobilized and, although successfully localized, were insufficiently sampled by the FNA technique. MR-guided FNA is possible using a prototype breast localization device in a select group of patients. Current coil design limits its use in performing MR-guided FNA on the most anteriorly and posteriorly placed breast lesions. Unique requirements of FNA under MR guidance as compared to needle localization and biopsy have been identified. Modifications in localization hardware and cytology aspiration needles should overcome these restrictions. 15 refs., 3 figs.

  2. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of soft tissue lesions: diagnostic challenges.

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    Domanski, Henryk A

    2007-12-01

    Clinical and radiographic data provide important information in the evaluation of soft tissue lesions/neoplasms. Morphologic tissue and cytologic examination is considered to be a necessary part of the diagnostic work-up. The standard procedure for obtaining tumor tissue for morphologic evaluation has been incisional (open) or core needle biopsy. An increasing use of minimally invasive diagnostic procedures has resulted in better acceptance of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of soft tissue lesions. This article discusses challenges in FNAC of soft tissue lesions based on the experience at a multidisciplinary referral sarcoma center. Obtaining sufficient specimens from deeply seated small and necrotic/cystic lesions is technically a potential pitfall and misdiagnosis of cells from reactive zones surrounding the tumor as well as the correct evaluation of spindle cell lesions, rare soft tissue neoplasms, and "new entities" lacking reproducible cytological criteria are other important challenges in FNAC of soft tissues. The successful cytological evaluation of soft tissue lesions requires the application of strict, reproducible morphological criteria in the context of the clinical findings as well as ancillary techniques. The minimal criteria for diagnostic intervention in various clinical settings and the relative advantages and disadvantages of FNAC must be understood. FNAC of soft tissue lesions is facilitated when limited to specialized orthopedic-oncologic centers with a well-integrated multidisciplinary team and experience in the evaluation and therapy of soft tissue lesions. PMID:18008345

  3. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous thoracoabdominal biopsy.

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    Ojalehto, M; Tikkakoski, T; Rissanen, T; Apaja-Sarkkinen, M

    2002-03-01

    This review will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of ultrasound-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration and cutting needle biopsies. Clinical efficacy, cost-effectiveness, some controversies and safety will be reviewed. PMID:12010294

  4. Comparison of Ultrasonography and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the Diagnosis of Malignant Breast Lesions

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    Takhellambam, Yumjaobabu Singh; Lourembam, Sunil Singh; Sapam, Opendro Singh; Kshetrimayum, Raju Singh; Ningthoujam, Bhubon Singh; Khan, Tousif

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    Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common cancer of women worldwide and usually presents as lump in the breast. Ultrasonography and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) are two investigational tools often used to differentiate malignant breast lump from benign one.

  5. Pathologist performed fine needle aspirations & implementation of JCAHO Universal Protocol and "Time out"

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    Siddiqui Momin

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The adherence to the principles of the Universal Protocol for preventing wrong site, wrong procedure and wrong person surgical or invasive procedures is a requirement for all Joint Commission accredited organizations. Fine needle aspirations are considered invasive procedures, and cytopathologists performing this procedure need to be cognizant and compliant with the requirements of this Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO Protocol. This article gives background perspective on the development of the Universal Protocol. It also elaborates the JCAHO National Patients Safety Goals regarding the performance of fine needle aspirations. The compliance with the Universal Protocol for performance of fine needle aspirations is now mandated for all cytopathologists who perform fine needle aspirations and this present paper provides a guideline for fulfilling the requirements of the Universal Protocol for practicing cytopathologists.

  6. Pathologist performed fine needle aspirations & implementation of JCAHO Universal Protocol and "Time out"

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    Siddiqui Momin

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The adherence to the principles of the Universal Protocol for preventing wrong site, wrong procedure and wrong person surgical or invasive procedures is a requirement for all Joint Commission accredited organizations. Fine needle aspirations are considered invasive procedures, and cytopathologists performing this procedure need to be cognizant and compliant with the requirements of this Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO Protocol. This article gives background perspective on the development of the Universal Protocol. It also elaborates the JCAHO National Patients Safety Goals regarding the performance of fine needle aspirations. The compliance with the Universal Protocol for performance of fine needle aspirations is now mandated for all cytopathologists who perform fine needle aspirations and this present paper provides a guideline for fulfilling the requirements of the Universal Protocol for practicing cytopathologists.

  7. Comparison of ThinPrep and conventional smears in head and neck fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Fulya KÖYBAŞIOĞLU; Önal, Binnur; Gülçin Güler ŞİMŞEK; Yilmazer, Demet; Han, Ünsal

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    Aim: The ThinPrep Processor has gained popularity as a collection and preparation technique for fine needle aspiration cytology in addition to Papanicolaou smear test. The aim of this study was to compare the various cytologic features of ThinPrep and conventional smear in head and neck masses.Material and Methods: We reviewed 71 consecutive fine needle aspiration cytology specimens and the conventional smear and ThinPrep slides diagnosed without knowledge of histopathologic diagnosis. Statis...

  8. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology: A Useful Technique for Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis

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    Singhal, Niti; Raghubanshi, Gunjan; Handa, Uma; Punia, R. P. S.; Singhal, Surinder

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    Mycotic infections are on the rise globally. Patients with invasive fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses often present with destructive mass lesions and mimic malignancy clinically and radiologically. To assess the utility of Fine needle aspiration cytology for early diagnosis of invasive fungal rhinosinusitis. Fine needle aspiration cytology was performed from the maxillary/ethmoid sinus in patients with a destructive mass lesion in the maxilla. Differential diagnoses were malignancy an...

  9. Basic technique in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for solid lesions: How many passes?

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    Petrone, Maria Chiara; Arcidiacono, Paolo Giorgio

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    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has evolved to become an indispensable tool for tissue acquisition in patients with luminal and extra luminal gastrointestinal cancers. Despite the extensive use of EUS-FNA, there still exists a wide variation in the number of samples required to ensure acquisition of diagnostic material from different kind of lesions. There are several factors that may influence the number of fine needle passes made during EUS-FNA, but the main fa...

  10. Pancreatic metastasis in a case of small cell lung carcinoma: Diagnostic role of fine-needle aspiration cytology and immunocytochemistry

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    Dilip K Das

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    Full Text Available Small cell lung carcinoma represents a group of highly malignant tumors giving rise to early and widespread metastasis at the time of diagnosis. However, the pancreas is a relatively infrequent site of metastasis by this neoplasm, and there are only occasional reports on its fine needle aspiration (FNA cytology diagnosis. A 66-year-old man presented with extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy and a mass in the pancreatic tail. Ultrasound-guided FNA smears from the pancreatic mass contained small, round tumor cells with extensive nuclear molding. The cytodiagnosis was metastatic small cell carcinoma. Immunocytochemical staining showed that a variable number of neoplastic cell were positive for cytokeratin, chromogranin A, neurone-specific enolase and synaptophysin but negative for leukocyte common antigen. The trans-bronchial needle aspiration was non-diagnostic, but biopsy was suspicious of a small cell carcinoma. This case represents a rare metastatic lesion in the pancreas from small cell lung carcinoma, diagnosed by FNA cytology.

  11. Fine needle aspiration cytology: a tool to diagnose cervical and vaginal endometriosis in low-income places.

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    Oliveira-Filho, Manoel; Rao, Vietla S; Eleutério, José; Medeiros, Francisco C

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    Regarded as infrequent, vaginal and cervical endometriosis is probably more common than is generally realized. The apparent rarity of the lesion may be ascribed to the limited awareness of its clinical appearance, combined with technical difficulty in obtaining suitable biopsy material for confirmation. Thus, clinical recognition and tissue confirmation become essential. This paper focuses on vaginal and cervical endometriosis, documenting the clinical, macroscopic, cytological and colposcopic findings in 4 cases seen at a single physical vaginal examination. Diagnosis in these patients was facilitated and improved by fine needle aspiration cytology and confirmed by histology. This technique, which is not used for the diagnosis of endometriosis, could be an option in low-income areas. PMID:23406608

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  13. [The role of fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules].

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    Marrazzo, Antonio; Casà, Luigi; David, Massimo; Lo Gerfo, Domenico; Noto, Antonio; Taormina, Piera

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of fine-needle aspiration of thyroid nodules. From January 1978 to December 2003, 497 patients underwent fine-needle aspiration of thyroid nodules and then thyroidectomy. Fine-needle aspiration was performed with a fine 23-25 gauge and the aspirate was fixed and dyed with May-Grounwald-Giemsa method. The results of cytology were divided into four groups: positive for malignancy (77 patients), negative for malignancy (370 patients), suspect for malignancy (34 patients) and not diagnostic (16 patients). Suspect specimens also included follicular neoplasm and Hürthle cell neoplasm. Fine-needle aspiration results were compared with histopathologic analysis after thyroidectomy. There were 2 false-positive (0.5%) and 5 false-negative patients (1%). Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were respectively 94.7%, 99% and 98.4%. This study confirms that fine-needle aspiration of thyroid nodules can be performed easily with high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy. PMID:15832740

  14. Comparison of the adequacy of specimens provided by fine needle aspiration, fine needle non – aspiration sampling and combined technique in thyroid nodules

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available AbstractBackground and Purpose: Thyroid dysfunctions are one of the most important diseases in endocrinology. Fine needle aspiration (FNA is currently the first line diagnostic tool for the evaluation of thyroid nodules. The adequacy of specimens provided by this method is also very important. FNA puncture in thyroid causes intra- parenchyma hemorrhage, which may distribute the quality of tissue specimens. Fine needle non-aspiration (FNNA, may provide better specimens without this problem. The aim of this study was to evaluate the adequacy of thyroid nodules specimens provided by fine needle aspiration and fine needle non – aspiration sampling in Imam Hospital.Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was performed on 200 patients with thyroid nodules in Imam Hospital, Sari, Iran. After a detailed clinical history, systemic examination and thyroid sonography, FNA and FNNA sampling were performed in all patients. The adequacy of specimens was evaluated by Mair scoring system in both techniques. All data, including demographic data and sonographic results and background blood, amount of cellular material, degree of cellular degeneration, degree of cellular trauma and retention of appropriate architecture were recorded. Results were analyzed by means of SPSS (11 software and Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test. The P.value less than 0.05 were considered to be significant statistically.Results: 200 patients, 189 (94.5% females and 11 (5.5% males, with mean age of 43.36±12.3 years were studied. Cytological findings showed that in FNA technique, 26(13% of specimens were unsuitable for diagnosis, 97(48.5% were diagnostic/adequate, while 77(38.5% were diagnostic/superior for diagnosis. In FNNA technique, 32(16% of specimens were unsuitable, 96 (48% were diagnostic/ adequate, while 72 (36% were diagnostic/superior for diagnosis. In the combined application of FNA and FNNA, 9 (4.5% of specimens were not diagnostible and 191 (95.5% were diagnostic. Mean of

  15. Does large needle aspiration biopsy add pain to the thyroid nodule evaluation?

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    Angelo Carpi

    Full Text Available Thyroid large needle aspiration biopsy is disregarded because it is thought to be associated with pain. This is in contrast with our 32 years long experience. We surveyed reports of pain in patients examined with fine needle aspiration biopsy (78, 87.2% women, mean age 59 years or FNAB+large needle aspiration biopsy (48, 87.5% women, mean age 60 years. Each patient was questioned regarding a no unpleasant sensation (score "0"; b unpleasant sensation ("1"; c mild pain (no analgesic used; "2"; or d pain (analgesic used; "3". The mean size of the needle used was for FNAB 22.3±0.7 or 20.8±1 gauge in the fine needle aspiration or fine needle aspiration plus large needle aspiration biopsy group, respectively (p<.0001. The number of percutaneous punctures was higher in the fine needle aspiration plus large needle aspiration biopsy group. However, the pain score in the fine needle aspiration biopsy or fine needle aspiration biopsy plus large needle aspiration biopsy group was not significantly different. Large needle aspiration biopsy after fine needle aspiration biopsy does not add any discomfort or pain and therefore in light of the demonstrable benefits, should be included in clinical algorithms for the evaluation of thyroid nodules.

  16. Lymph node fine needle Cytology in the staging and follow-up of Cutaneous Lymphomas

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    Lymph nodal involvement is an important clinical-pathological sign in primary cutaneous lymphoma (PCL), as it marks the transformation/evolution of the disease from localized to systemic; therefore the surveillance of lymph nodes is important in the staging and follow up of PCL. Fine needle cytology (FNC) is widely used in the diagnosis of lymphadenopathies but has rarely been reported in PCL staging and follow-up. In this study an experience on reactive and neoplastic lymphadenopathies arisen in PCL and investigated by FNC, combined to ancillary techniques, is reported. Twenty-one lymph node FNC from as many PCL patients were retrieved; 17 patients had mycosis fungoides (MF) and 4 a primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (PBL). In all cases, rapid on site evaluation (ROSE) was performed and additional passes were used to perform flow cytometry (FC), immunocytochemistry (ICC) and/or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to assess or rule out a possible clonality of the corresponding cell populations. FNC combined with FC, ICC, and PCR identified 12 cases of reactive, non specific, hyperplasia (BRH), 4 dermatopathic lymphadenopathy (DL), 4 lymph nodal involvement by MF and 1 lymph nodal involvement by cutaneous B-cell lymphoma. FNC coupled with ancillary techniques is an effective tool to evaluate lymph node status in PCL patients, provided that ROSE and a rational usage of ancillary techniques is performed according to the clinical context and the available material. The method can be reasonably used as first line procedure in PCL staging and follow up, avoiding expensive and often ill tolerated biopsies when not strictly needed

  17. Fine needle aspiration cytology in symptomatic breast lesions: still an important diagnostic modality?

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    Smith, Myles J

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to make an assessment of the utility of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), in a "one-stop" symptomatic breast triple assessment clinic. Controversy surrounds the optimal tissue biopsy methodology in the diagnosis of symptomatic breast cancer and the identification of benign disease. FNAC in the context of a Rapid Assessment Breast Clinic (RABC) allows the same day diagnosis and early treatment of breast cancer, with the immediate reassurance and discharge of those with benign disease. We analyzed prospective data accrued at a RABC, over a 4-year period from 2004 to 2007. All patients were triple assessed, with FNACs performed on site by two consultant cytopathologists. Investigations were reported immediately, and clinical data were captured via a database using compulsory data field entry. There were 4487 attendances at our RABC, with 1572 FNACs were performed. The positive predictive value of FNAC with a C5 cancer diagnosis was 100%, 95.6% for a C4 report, with a complete sensitivity of 94%. The full specificity of correctly identified benign lesions was 77.4%, with a false negative rate of 3.85%. This enabled 66% of patients attending the RABC to receive a same day diagnosis of benign disease and discharge. FNAC is highly accurate in the diagnosis of symptomatic breast cancer in an RABC. FNAC allows accurate diagnosis of benign disease and immediate discharge of the majority of patients. In this era, when a large majority of patients have benign disease, we believe that FNAC provides an equivalent, if not better, method of evaluation of patients in a triple assessment RABC.

  18. Is fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of malignancy adequate prior to major lung resections including pneumonectomy?

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    Khorsandi, Maziar; Shaikhrezai, Kasra; Wallace, William; Brackenbury, Edward

    2012-08-01

    A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether a fine-needle aspiration (FNA) diagnosis is of sufficient reliability for the diagnosis of lung cancer prior to a major lung resection. Altogether, 112 papers were found using the reported search, of which 13 papers presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. The tabulated studies include two meta-analyses, one systematic review, one randomized controlled trial (RCT) and nine cohort studies. The specificity reported for FNA in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer ranged from 96.2 to 100%. One meta-analysis reported a specificity of 97%. Another meta-analysis reported a specificity of 98.8%. A systematic review reported a specificity of 97%. An RCT reported a specificity of 96.2-100%. We conclude that the FNA for lung cancer is reported to be highly specific prior to major lung resection with a very low false positive rate. However, although a false positive may occasionally be acceptable in lobectomies, where the lobes are often removed without histology, all steps should be taken to avoid a false positive result in pneumonectomy considering the serious consequences of embarking upon such an operation in the small number of patients with a false positive result, and we recommend that a positive FNA result should be confirmed by means of alternative sampling methods. We also acknowledge that obtaining an additional biopsy specimen would add to the risk of morbidity and costs; therefore, any benefits should be weighed against risks and additional costs. PMID:22611184

  19. Fine needle aspiration cytology (fnac) and neck swellings in the surgical outpatient

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    Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a simple, quick and inexpensive method that is used to sample superficial masses like those found in the neck and is usually performed in the outpatient clinic. It causes minimal trauma to the patient and carries virtually no risk of complications. Masses located within the region of the head and neck, including salivary gland and thyroid gland lesions can be readily diagnosed using this technique. The objective of this descriptive study was to see the frequency of various pathological conditions detected on FNAC in patients presenting with neck swellings coming to Surgical Outpatient Department of Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar. This study included patients with neck swellings presenting to the Surgical Outpatient Department of Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar from January 2007 to December 2007. Patients below 18 years of age were excluded. Patients data were recorded. Samples of FNAC were sent to the cytologist and results recorded. Frequency of various pathologies was determined. The study included 50 patients with neck swellings. There were 16 male and 34 female patients with an age range of 15-55 years. Tuberculous lymphadenitis was the commonest diagnosis (36%) followed by reactive/non-specific lymphadenitis (18%). Other pathologies were malignant neoplasms (14%), cysts (10%), benign neoplasms (8%) and sialadenitis (6%). FNAC was inconclusive in 8% of cases. Carcinomas metastatic to lymph nodes were the most common type of malignancy followed by lymphoma and thyroid gland carcinoma (Papillary Carcinoma). It is concluded that tuberculous lymphadenitis is still the commonest condition in patients presenting with neck swellings followed by non-specific lymphadenitis and malignant neoplasms especially metastatic carcinoma. FNAC is an easy and suitable tool for the assessment of patients with neck swellings in the outpatient clinics. Although its diagnostic

  20. Fine-Needle Aspirates CYFRA 21-1 is a Useful Tumor Marker for Detecting Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer Patients

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    Jung Hyun Yoon; Kyung Hwa Han; Eun-Kyung Kim; Hee Jung Moon; Min Jung Kim; Young Joo Suh; Ji Soo Choi; Byeong-Woo Park

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    INTRODUCTION: To assess whether the value of CYFRA21-1 in the aspirates of ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) can contribute to improving the performances of US-FNAB in the diagnosis of axillary lymph node (LN) metastasis in breast cancer patients. METHODS: US-FNAB was performed in 156 axillary LNs in 152 breast cancer patients (mean age: 51.4 years, range: 17-92 years). Concentrations of CYFRA21-1 were measured from washouts of the syringe used during US-FNAB. Tum...

  1. Indication and diagnostic value of roentgenguided fine-needle puncture of space-occupying renal lesions

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    Roentgen-guided fine needle puncture of spaceoccupying renal lesions as an important additive radiologic procedure is able to solve differential diagnostic problems of liquid or solid renal lesions in a quick, accurate and safe way. It rules out a solid neoplasm, provides the surgeon with a maximum of preoperative information and helps to avoid operations on aged and other poor-risk patients. After description of the puncture technique we reports the results of 217 fine needle punctures of the kidney over 13 years. (orig.)

  2. ROLE OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF INTRA ABDOMINAL LUMPS

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    Sanjay Kumar; Umesh; Nitu

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    Fine needle aspiration cytology has gained recognition in the last decade as valuable diagnostic technique. Its benefits have been demonstrated in large series of patients and in almost all tumor types. Aim of this study was to establish role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lumps. Most commonly involved organ in our study was liver (30.4%) followed by G.I.T (21.7%) and Gall Bladder (17.4%). Maximum numbers of cases were in sixth decade followed by fifth ...

  3. Biopsia por aspiración y supresión con hormonas tiroideas en el diagnóstico de cáncer tiroideo: comparación con la cirugía en 77 nódulos hipocaptantes Fine-Needle aspiration biopsy and suppression with thyroid hormone in the diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma

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    Humberto Aristizábal

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    Full Text Available Se estudiaron 77 pacientes con nódulos tiroideos hipocaptantes, demostrados por gamagrafía, por medio de biopsia tiroidea por aspiración y terapia supresiva con hormonas tiroideas durante 6 meses o más. Se realizó estudio ecográfico del nódulo antes de iniciar la terapia y seis meses después de estarla administrando. Todos fueron intervenidos porque en ninguno desapareció el nódulo con la terapia, a pesar de que se obtuvo supresión de la tirotrofina en plasma. La biopsia tiroidea por aspiración (BT A fue Interpretada en todos los pacientes como bocio coloide o nodular o neoplasia folicular. En contraste, en el estudio de la pieza quirúrgica 52 pacientes presentaron bocio nodular, multinodular o coloide; 16 tenían carcinomas (12 papilares y 4 foliculares y 9 tiroiditis de Hashimoto. Contrariamente a lo esperado se observó que 5 de loS carcinomas (31.3% disminuyeron de volumen durante el tratamiento hormonal; de acuerdo a la ecografía la disminución promedio fue 0.41 cm3. En cambio 4 de los 52 nódulos benignos (7.7% aumentaron de volumen, en promedio 3.7 cm3. Estos hallazgos sugieren que la prueba de supresión con hormonas tiroideas no es confiable para definir si una lesión es benigna o maligna. En el estudio quirúrgico se demostró que 20.8% (16/77 de los nódulos eran carcinomas. A la luz de estos datos la biopsia por aspiración no estableció por lo general el diagnóstico de carcinoma; por ello se debe recurrir a la cirugía aunque la biopsia sea negativa.

    Seventy-seven patients with cold thyroid nodules were studied with flne-needle aspiration biopsy and suppression with thyroid hormone. The volume of the nodule was calculated ultrasonographycally at the beginning of the study and after six months of oral therapy with thyroglobulin, at doses sufficient to maintain TSH at the low limits of the normal

  4. A rare case of myxoid liposarcoma of the adult foot diagnosed using fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC

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    Full Text Available Shoko Kure,1 Wei-Xia Peng,1 Mitsuhiro Kudo,1 Miyuki Matsubara,2 Takashi Tsunoda,3 Zenya Naito1,21Department of Integrated Diagnostic Pathology, Nippon Medical School, 2Department of Pathology, Nippon Medical School Hospital, 3Department of Orthopedics, Nippon Medical School Department of Orthopedics, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, JapanAbstract: Liposarcoma is categorized as a soft tissue sarcoma that most commonly appears in the lower extremities during adulthood, but rarely in the feet. We present a rare case of a primary myxoid liposarcoma in the foot of a 63-year-old man that was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC. The patient presented to our hospital with a 10-year history of a slow-growing mass on the left lateral ankle. On physical examination, the 60 mm ×60 mm mass, was found to be soft and elastic, causing poor mobility without pain. Magnetic resonance imaging of the mass revealed high signal intensity on T1-weighted images and heterogeneously high signal intensity on T2-weighted images without fat suppression. As a result of the physical examination and imaging, the mass was suspected to be a lipoma or ganglion cyst. However, the FNAC procedure revealed atypical small, round, short spindle cells, or foamy cells with a myxoid background, suggesting myxoid liposarcoma. Histology using an open biopsy showed a proliferation of atypical spindle and asteroid cells with a few foamy lipoblasts in a capillary-rich and myxoid background. The atypical lipoblasts were slightly positive for S-100. These findings were consistent with myxoid liposarcoma. The patient was treated with a resection of the mass. Liposarcoma is considered to be the second most common soft-tissue sarcoma. It usually involves the lower extremities, particularly the thigh, and is very rare in the adult foot. Our case was a rare occurrence of myxoid liposarcoma of the foot diagnosed preoperatively using FNAC.Keywords: myxoid liposarcoma, foot, fine needle

  5. How accurate can we diagnose breast lesion by fine needle aspiration cytology?

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    Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNA) is performed firstly in the diagnosis of breast lesion, as the FNA is less-invasive diagnostic procedure. Depending on the results obtained by the FNA, we subsequently perform core needle biopsy or Mammotome biopsy to determine the histological finding of the breast lesion. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the accuracy and limitation of diagnosis of breast lesion by FNA. The clinical data of 528 patients who underwent an operation for the breast lesion in the Shinshu University hospital from April 2004 to March 2009 were analyzed. Of 528 breast lesions, 488 were breast cancers, and 40 benign breast lesions. Of 528 breast lesions, 94 cases were excluded because CNB or MMT was performed firstly. In these cases, some were scheduled for the preoperative chemotherapy, and others were highly suspected to be ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which was expected to be difficult to be diagnosed by FNA. Two hundreds and ninety two cases of 488 (59.8%) breast cancers and 21 of 40 (52.2%) benign lesions were diagnosed by FNA, respectively. Three of 299 cases (1%) determined to be 'malignant' by FNA were diagnosed as benign in the postoperative pathological diagnosis. 40 of 40 'suspicious for malignancy,' 40 of 46 'indeterminate,' 12 of 38 'normal or benign,' and 10 of 11 'inadequate' cases were finally diagnosed as cancer, in which scirrhous carcinoma, DCIS, small papillo-tubular carcinoma and lobular carcinoma were observed. It is speculated that enough specimens for diagnosis might not be obtained from these tumors by FNA, and that diagnosis by cytology itself might be difficult for these tumors. Although FNA is useful in the diagnosis of breast lesions, some lesions are very difficult to be diagnosed by FNA alone. We have to be careful in considering the conformity of the findings of image diagnoses with the cytological findings. Furthermore, when there is a lack of conformity between them, we should not to hesitate to perform CNB

  6. Rapid on-site evaluation of axillary fine-needle aspiration cytology in breast cancer.

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    O'Leary, D P

    2012-06-01

    Axillary ultrasonography (AUS) and fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) can establish axillary lymph node status before surgery, although this technique is hampered by poor adequacy rates. To achieve consistently high rates of FNAC adequacy, rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of FNAC samples was introduced.

  7. Oesophageal endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration improves and simplifies the staging of lung cancer

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    Kramer, H; Van Putten, J W G; Post, W; van Dullemen, H M; Bongaerts, A; Pruim, J.; Suurmeijer, A.; Klinkenberg, T; Groen, H.

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    Background: Positron emission tomography (PET) is accurate for mediastinal staging of lung cancer but has a moderate positive predictive value, necessitating pathological verification. Endoscopic ultrasonography with fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a technique for tissue verification of mediastinal and upper retroperitoneal abnormalities. The use of EUS-FNA may decrease the number of surgical procedures and thereby staging costs.

  8. To fine needle aspiration or not? An endosonographer's approach to pancreatic cystic lesions

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    D.Y.-K. But (David Yiu-Kuen); J.-W. Poley Dr (Jan-Werner)

    2014-01-01

    textabstractEndoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) is an established diagnostic tool in the management of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). Due to the proximity to the target lesion, the fine diagnostic needle travels through only minimal normal tissues. The risks of bleedin

  9. Practical significance of utilizing fine needle aspiration cytology as an adjunct diagnostic aid in the preoperative presumptive diagnosis of ameloblastoma

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    Sriram Kaliamoorthy

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    Full Text Available Background: Cytological reports of ameloblastoma are relatively rare in the literature. Appropriate cytologic diagnosis may play a significant role in its preoperative presumptive diagnosis, especially when incisional biopsy findings are inadequate. Aim: To systematically study the detailed cytomorphologic features of ameloblastoma and to evaluate the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC in its preoperative diagnosis. Materials and Methods: In this study, FNAC was done on 26 cases of intra-osseous jaw lesion, clinically diagnosed as odontogenic tumor or developmental odontogenic cysts and detailed cytopathological interpretation was carried out and the results were correlated with the corresponding histopathology. Results: Of the 26 cases, 15 were found to be ameloblastoma and sensitivity of FNAC in the diagnosis of ameloblastoma was found to be 86.6%. None of the intra-osseous jaw lesion was false positively diagnosed as ameloblastoma in FNAC and hence the specificity was found to be 100%. Conclusion: Presence of cohesive epithelial cell clusters exhibiting smaller basaloid cells with peripherally placed tall columnar cells and occasional large squamous cells either adjoining the basaloid epithelial clusters or in isolated group aids in the specific cytological diagnosis of ameloblastoma and FNAC offers an excellent diagnostic aid that may play a significant role in preoperative presumptive diagnosis of ameloblastoma along with incisional biopsy.

  10. Fuzzy method for pre-diagnosis of breast cancer from the Fine Needle Aspirate analysis

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    Sizilio Gláucia RMA

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Across the globe, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women and, currently, Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA with visual interpretation is the easiest and fastest biopsy technique for the diagnosis of this deadly disease. Unfortunately, the ability of this method to diagnose cancer correctly when the disease is present varies greatly, from 65% to 98%. This article introduces a method to assist in the diagnosis and second opinion of breast cancer from the analysis of descriptors extracted from smears of breast mass obtained by FNA, with the use of computational intelligence resources - in this case, fuzzy logic. Methods For data acquisition of FNA, the Wisconsin Diagnostic Breast Cancer Data (WDBC, from the University of California at Irvine (UCI Machine Learning Repository, available on the internet through the UCI domain was used. The knowledge acquisition process was carried out by the extraction and analysis of numerical data of the WDBC and by interviews and discussions with medical experts. The PDM-FNA-Fuzzy was developed in four steps: 1 Fuzzification Stage; 2 Rules Base; 3 Inference Stage; and 4 Defuzzification Stage. Performance cross-validation was used in the tests, with three databases with gold pattern clinical cases randomly extracted from the WDBC. The final validation was held by medical specialists in pathology, mastology and general practice, and with gold pattern clinical cases, i.e. with known and clinically confirmed diagnosis. Results The Fuzzy Method developed provides breast cancer pre-diagnosis with 98.59% sensitivity (correct pre-diagnosis of malignancies; and 85.43% specificity (correct pre-diagnosis of benign cases. Due to the high sensitivity presented, these results are considered satisfactory, both by the opinion of medical specialists in the aforementioned areas and by comparison with other studies involving breast cancer diagnosis using FNA. Conclusions This paper presents an

  11. Repeat endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration after a first negative procedure is useful in pancreatic lesions

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    Téllez-Ávila, Félix I.; Martínez-Lozano, Jorge Adolfo; Rosales-Salinas, Anamaría; Bernal-Méndez, Ambrosio Rafael; Guerrero-Velásquez, Camilo; Ramírez-Luna, Miguel Ángel; Valdovinos-Andraca, Francisco

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    Background and Objectives: There is no consensus about the ideal method for diagnosis in patients who have already undergone endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), and the inconclusive material is often obtained. The aim was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of the second EUS-FNA of pancreatic lesions. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of patients with EUS-FNA of pancreatic lesions is performed. All patients who underwent more than one EUS-FNA for the evaluation of suspected pancreatic cancer over a 7-year period were included in the analysis. Results: A total of 296 EUS-FNAs of the pancreas were performed in 257 patients. The diagnostic yield with the first EUS-FNA was 78.6% (202/257). Thirty-nine (13.3%) FNAs were repeated in 34 patients; 17 (50%) patients were women. The mean ± standard deviation (SD) age was 58.8 ± 16.1 years. The location of the lesions in the pancreatic gland, from which the second biopsies were taken, was head of the pancreas, n = 28 (82.4%), body of the pancreas, n = 3 (8.8%), and tail, n = 3 (8.8%). The mean ± SD of the size of the lesion was 36.3 ± 14.6 mm. The second EUS-FNA was more likely to be positive for diagnosis in patients with an “atypical“ histological result in the first EUS-FNA (odds ratio [OR]: 4.04; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.9–18.3), in contrast to patients with a first EUS-FNA reported as “normal” (OR: 0.21; 95% CI: 0.06–0.71). Overall, the diagnostic yield of the second EUS-FNA was 58.8% (20/34) with an increase to 86.3% overall (222/257). Conclusion: Repeat EUS-FNA in pancreatic lesions is necessary in patients with a negative first EUS-FNA because it improves the diagnostic yield. PMID:27503159

  12. Does large needle aspiration biopsy add pain to the thyroid nodule evaluation?

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    Carpi, Angelo; Rossi, Giuseppe; Nicolini, Andrea; Iervasi, Giorgio; Russo, Matteo; Mechanick, Jeffrey

    2013-01-01

    Thyroid large needle aspiration biopsy is disregarded because it is thought to be associated with pain. This is in contrast with our 32 years long experience. We surveyed reports of pain in patients examined with fine needle aspiration biopsy (78, 87.2% women, mean age 59 years) or FNAB+large needle aspiration biopsy (48, 87.5% women, mean age 60 years). Each patient was questioned regarding a) no unpleasant sensation (score "0"); b) unpleasant sensation ("1"); c) mild pain (no analgesic used; "2"); or d) pain (analgesic used; "3"). The mean size of the needle used was for FNAB 22.3±0.7 or 20.8±1 gauge in the fine needle aspiration or fine needle aspiration plus large needle aspiration biopsy group, respectively (pfine needle aspiration plus large needle aspiration biopsy group. However, the pain score in the fine needle aspiration biopsy or fine needle aspiration biopsy plus large needle aspiration biopsy group was not significantly different. Large needle aspiration biopsy after fine needle aspiration biopsy does not add any discomfort or pain and therefore in light of the demonstrable benefits, should be included in clinical algorithms for the evaluation of thyroid nodules. PMID:23536779

  13. A comparative study of fine-needle aspiration and fine-needle non-aspiration techniques in head and neck swellings

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    S Srikanth

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims and Objective: The present study was undertaken to compare the fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC and the fine-needle non-aspiration cytology (FNNAC techniques in head and neck swellings and to study the cytology features of various head and neck swellings. Materials and Methods: A total of 138 cases of head and neck swellings were sampled by a single operator, using both FNAC and FNNAC techniques. The two techniques were compared for the five objective parameters, amount of background blood or clots, amount of cellular material present, retention of appropriate architecture, degree of cellular degeneration and degree of cellular trauma, using Mair′s point scoring system. Results: Blood contamination was similar in FNNAC as compared to FNAC in all cases. The difference was not statistically significant. Cellular yield was more in FNNAC in Thyroid and salivary gland lesions, with a significant statistical difference being noted in both. Better retention of architecture with a statistically significant difference was seen in FNNAC smears from lymph node lesions. There was no significant difference between the two techniques in degree of background blood. More number of FNNAC smears was diagnostically superior. Conclusion: The FNNAC technique provides an adequate cellular yield for a definite diagnosis in all head and neck swellings, except in cystic and fibrotic swellings where FNAC is a better technique.

  14. Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Diagnosis of Solitary Thyroid Nodules

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    Wahid, Fazal I.; Sahibzada Fawad Khan; Habib Ur Rehman; Iftikhar Ahmad Khan

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: This study was conducted at the Department of ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery, Post Graduate Medical Institute Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar. The duration of the study was one year from June 17, 2009 to June 16, 2010. The sample size was 82 patients with solitary thyroid nodule, fulfilling the inclusion criteria. After taking detailed history, thorough examination, relevant investigation and informed consent fine needle aspiration cytology was performed in all cases...

  15. Cytologic study involving fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of peripheral nerve tumors guided by computerized tomography

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    A cytologic study involving fine-needle aspiration (FNA) was performed in ten patients with peripheral nerve tumors. The puncture was guided in every case by means of computed tomography (CT). A correct diagnosis was obtained in eight of the ten cases, with an index of diagnostic efficacy of 80%. There were no false positives, nor were there any severe complications linked to this procedure. Our assessment of this technique in the management of patients with peripheral nerve tumors is discussed in detail

  16. Microcystic/Reticular Schwannoma: Morphological Features Causing Diagnostic Dilemma on Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology

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    Gong, Shunyou; Hafez-Khayyata, Said; Xin, Wei

    2014-01-01

    Patient: Male, 28 Final Diagnosis: Microcystic/reticular Schwannoma Symptoms: Neck fullness • finger tingling and numbness Medication: — Clinical Procedure: Surgical resection Specialty: Anatomic Pathology Objective: Rare disease Background: Schwannoma is a common, benign, peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has been very useful for diagnosing classic Schwannoma. Recently, a new morphological variant, the so-called microcystic/reticular Schwannoma, has been recognized....

  17. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosing filarial arm cysts

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    Tandon, Nishi; Bansal, Cherry; Sharma, Richa; Irfan, Sumaiya

    2013-01-01

    Filariasis is prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas and is endemic in regions of India. Lymphatic filariasis in India is caused mainly by two species of nematodes: Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi, which invade the human lymphatic system. We report two cases of superficial cystic lesions of the upper limb revealed on fine needle aspiration (FNA) to be clinically unsuspected filariasis. Despite similar aetiologies, both cases revealed variations in aspirate nature, smear morphology...

  18. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of subcutaneous cysticercosis: A series of five cases

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    Jashnani, Kusum D.; Heena M Desai; Shetty, Jyothi B; Inshita Pandey

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    Taenia solium, a potentially dangerous parasite, causes human cysticercosis that can cause a gamut of manifestations affecting the various systems of the body. Sometimes, parasitic infestations present as only superficial palpable subcutaneous or intramuscular nodules that are usually mistaken for lymph nodes or benign tumors like lipoma, neurofibroma, or epidermal inclusion cysts. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has emerged as a useful tool in the diagnosis of these superficial parasi...

  19. Fine needle aspiration cytology of Hashimoto′s thyroiditis - A diagnostic pitfall with review of literature

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    B N Gayathri; Kalyani, R; M L Harendra Kumar; Krishna Prasad, K

    2011-01-01

    Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the second most common thyroid lesion next to goiter diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). It is also an important cause for hypothyroidism. FNAC plays a significant role in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions due to its simplicity and low cost. It can accurately diagnose Hashimoto's thyroidits in most patients. However, a small percentage of cases may be missed due to the inherent limitations of this procedure and the varied cytomorphology of this lesio...

  20. Significance of eosinophils in diagnosing Hashimoto′s thyroiditis on fine-needle aspiration cytology

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    Ekambaram Maheswari; Kumar Bipin; Chowdhary Nitlotpal; Siddaraju N; Kumar Surendra

    2010-01-01

    Background: Hashimoto′s thyroiditis (HT) is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in those areas of the world where iodine levels are sufficient. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) can accurately diagnose this lesion in most of the patients. However, a small percentage of cases may be missed due to inherent limitations of this procedure. Therefore, cytologic clues to increase sensitivity of diagnosis need to be searched for. Aims: To assess whether an eosinophilic infiltration of...

  1. FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY OF RETROPERITONEAL GANGLIONEUROBLASTOMA – A CASE REPORT

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Ganglioneuroblastoma is an uncommon peripheral neurob lastic tumor. They have intermediate malignant potential, in between that of neuroblastomas and ganglioneuromas. Histologically, they are considered to have interme diate malignant potential because they contain primitive neuroblasts along with mature gang lion cells. In literature, reports of this entity being diagnosed by fine needle aspiration and its cytological appearance are scarce. KEY WORDS: Ganglioneuroblastoma, FNA, Neuroblastoma

  2. Diagnostic dilemma: Diagnostic algorithm in fine needle aspiration cytology of mediastinal tumors

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    Dey Pranab

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The mediastinum harbors a mixed bag of tumors, which may create significant diagnostic dilemmas. These tumors have widely variable therapeutic and prognostic implications. Correct pre-operative cytological diagnosis may obviate the need of surgical excision of many of these lesions. A stepwise algorithmic approach such as clinical history, radiological localization, salient cytomorphology and ancillary test helps in correct diagnosis of these tumors. This paper discusses the stepwise diagnostic algorithm for fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of mediastinal tumors.

  3. Papillary thyroid carcinoma, a diagnostic approach in fine needle aspiration: Review of literature

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    Shirish S Chandanwale; Harsh Kumar; Buch, Archana C.; Shruti S Vimal; Pinky Soraisham

    2013-01-01

    Background: Despite well-defined cytology features of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in fine needle aspiration (FNA), diagnostic difficulties do exist while making decision in respect to papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) cases. Aims: The aim of this study is to clarify diagnostic significance of various cytology features of PTC and to identify possible diagnostic pitfalls. Materials and Methods: FNA cytology (FNAC) features and clinical findings of 17 PTC cases diagnosed on histology were ...

  4. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Cystic Pancreatic Lesions

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    Hawes, Robert H.; Clancy, James; Hasan, Muhammad K.

    2012-01-01

    Incidental pancreatic cysts are being increasingly recognized recently with incremented concern about health and frequent health check-up. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has emerged as the principal modality for imaging pancreas for various pancreatic diseases including pancreatic cyst. But imaging alone cannot accurately identify the exact nature of the pancreatic cyst. EUS-guided fine needle aspiration is a useful adjunctive procedure to differentiate pancreatic cystic lesions. Cystic fluid an...

  5. The safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic cystic lesions

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    Yoon, Won Jae; Brugge, William R

    2015-01-01

    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is widely used in the evaluation of various pancreatic diseases including pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of PCLs provides cyst fluid, which is used for the differentiation of PCLs. EUS-FNA of PCLs is a safe procedure with a low complication rate. Contrary to the concerns expressed by some investigators, preoperative EUS-FNA of mucinous PCLs is unlikely to increase the frequency of postoperative peritoneal seeding.

  6. Juvenile xanthogranuloma-diagnostic challenge on fine-needle aspiration cytology

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    Arghya Bandyopadhyay

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG is a rare cutaneous lesion with paucity of literature on its cytological features. We report one such case which on fine-needle aspiration cytology yielded a mixed population of foamy histiocytes, multinucleated giant cells and variable admixture of lymphocytes and eosinophils causing diagnostic dilemma with other differentials, especially Langerhans cell histiocytosis. However, clinical correlation followed by histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. Hence, JXG has characteristic and diagnostic cytologic features.

  7. Fine needle aspiration cytology of lesions of liver and gallbladder: An analysis of 400 consecutive aspirations

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    Mustafa Barbhuiya; Shushruta Bhunia; Manisha Kakkar; Braj Shrivastava; Pramod K Tiwari; Sanjiv Gupta

    2014-01-01

    Background: Patients presenting with mass lesions of liver and gallbladder are a common occurrence in a cancer hospital in north central part of India. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) serves as first line of pathological investigations, but there are pros and cons involved. Aim: The main objective of the present study was to establish adequacy of the procedure and to find out diagnostic pitfalls. An attempt was made to analyze inconclusive and inadequate aspirations. Materials ...

  8. How good is fine needle aspiration? What results should you expect?

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    Eisendrath, Pierre; Ibrahim, Mostafa

    2014-01-01

    Tissue acquisition plays a key role before treatment decision in most of oncological pathologies but also in several benign diseases. By offering tissue sampling, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has become an essential tool in the diagnostic processes. One of the reasons for the success of the technique is related to its excellent diagnostic performance. The diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA is above 80% for most of the usual indications. These performances are howe...

  9. Is fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of malignancy adequate prior to major lung resections including pneumonectomy?

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    Khorsandi, Maziar; Shaikhrezai, Kasra; Wallace, William; Brackenbury, Edward

    2012-01-01

    A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether a fine-needle aspiration (FNA) diagnosis is of sufficient reliability for the diagnosis of lung cancer prior to a major lung resection. Altogether, 112 papers were found using the reported search, of which 13 papers presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, releva...

  10. Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pleomorphic Carcinomas of the Lung

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    Choi, Hee Seung; Seol, Hyesil; Heo, Il Yeong; Jung, Chang Won; Cho, Soo Youn; Park, Sunhoo; Koh, Jae Soo; Lee, Seung-Sook

    2012-01-01

    Background Pleomorphic carcinoma (PC) is a rare pulmonary malignancy. Because of its rarity and histological heterogeneity, cytopathologists might suspect PC only rarely on the basis of its cytological specimen. In addition, cytological findings from fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens have rarely been described. Hence, we investigated the cytological features of FNA in the cases of PC. Methods We reviewed 7 FNA specimens of PC. The patients had undergone surgical resection at the Korea Ca...

  11. Clinical analysis of 250 cases of ultrasound-guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration of pancreatic mass

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    王仕迎

    2014-01-01

    Objective To assess the accuracy and safety of cytopathological diagnosis of ultrasound guided fine needle aspirated(US-FNA)pancreatic masses.Methods From January 2008 to February 2013,250 pancreatic mass cases underwent US-FNA and with cytopathological diagnosis were retrospectively analyzed.The sensitivity,specificity,positive predictive value,negative predictive value and accuracy were calculated.The stratified analysis of

  12. Bilateral recurrent auricular pseudocyst: Importance of fine-needle aspiration cytology and lactate dehydrogenase estimation

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    Kalyan Khan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Auricular pseudocyst or Idiopathic cystic chondromalacia is a rare, benign condition characterized by a focal noninflammatory cystic swelling on the pinna, occurring usually in young male patients. Bilaterality and recurrence have been reported rarely. We report a case of bilateral, recurrent auricular pseudocyst in a young male patient, where fine needle aspiration cytology coupled with fluid lactate dehydrogenase level estimation was diagnostic. Repeated surgery was avoided and conservative treatment was proved to be effective.

  13. A Tailgut Cyst Diagnosed by Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration

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    Rathinamanickam, Harini; Pawa, Swati

    2015-01-01

    Tailgut cysts are rare developmental cysts. Surgery has been the primary method of diagnosis and treatment of these cysts, but endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has recently been used to establish diagnosis. Only 2 cases of tailgut cyst diagnosed by EUS-guided FNA have been reported. We present a woman in her fourth decade who presented for evaluation of perirectal mass. EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) helped establish the diagnosis of tailgut cyst. The patient opted for observation rather ...

  14. Diagnosis of cryptococcal lymphadenitis in HIV infected patient on fine needle aspiration Cytology: A Case Report

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    Amit H Agravat; Gharia, Amit A; Gauravi A Dhruva

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    Cryptococcal infection most commonly affects the lung, meninges and skin. The involvement of lymph node in cryptococcosis is considered to be rare and is usually observed in cases where the disease is very widely disseminated. Disseminated cryptococcosis is a life threatening disease seen more commonly in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or other forms of immune suppression. We report a case of AIDS with cryptococcal lymphadenitis, diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cy...

  15. Rotational fluoroscopy and fine needle antegrade pyelography for determining kidney access in percutaneous nephrostomy

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    Objective: To investigate the clinical value of fine needle antegrade pyelography combined with rotational fluoroscopy in determining the puncture track of percutaneous nephrostomy. Methods: A total of 543 patients with upper ureter calculus had percutaneous nephrostomy guided by C-arm fluoroscopy. After rotating fluoroscopy from anterior to lateral positions, fine needle percutaneous antegrade pyelography was performed under fluoroscopic guidance, which allowed three-dimensional mapping of the calculi, renal pelvis and their relationship. Using the nephroscope to select the optimal skin and calyceal puncture site by a 19G EV needle, the hydrophilic guide wire with or without a catheter was introduced and passed though the ureteric obstruction into the bladder. The punctured track was dilated and a nephrostomy tube was inserted. Results: Successful nephrostomy was performed on 542 patients. The nephrostomy tube was inserted into the ureter or renal pelvis in 539 cases and inserted into renal calices in 3 cases, with complications of renal pelvic tear in 5, pleura injury in 3, mild post-operative hemorrhage in 3 and delayed massive hemorrhage in 1. One patient died of heart failure after nephrolithotomy.. The total stone-free rate was 88% after the first nephrolithotomy. Conclusion: The use of fine needle antegrade pyelography combined with rotational fluoroscopy to determine the kidney access improves the success rate and reduces the incidence of complication. (authors)

  16. Role of fine-needle aspiration cytology in evaluating mediastinal masses

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    Pandey D

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Fine-needle aspiration cytology is an important and useful investigation and is considered next to imaging in the diagnosis of mediastinal lesions. We carried out this study in the Department of TB and respiratory diseases JNMC Aligarh from March 2000 to March 2002 with the following aims. Objectives: To make etiological diagnosis of mediastinal lesions, determine the pathological type of the tumor in cases of malignancy and evaluate the role of fine-needle aspiration cytology in staging of bronchogenic carcinoma. Materials and m0 ethods: A total of 56 patients were included in this study who had mediastinal mass with or without lung lesions on chest X-ray or computed tomography scan. Of these patients, 36 had mediastinal mass only and 20 had mediastinal mass with parenchymal lesion. Results: In the present study, of 56 patients, 36 had mediastinal masses and 20 had pulmonary mass. Conclusion: Percutaneous fine-needle aspiration is an easy and reliable method for reaching a quick tissue diagnosis in pulmonary and mediastinal masses.

  17. The value of preoperative ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of radiologically suspicious axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer

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    Torill Sauer

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Preoperative ultrasound (US and eventually US-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC of suspicious axillary lymph nodes (ALN is a standard procedure in the work-up of suspicious breast lesions. Preoperative US FNAC may prevent sentinel node biopsy (SNB procedure in 24-30% of patients with early stage breast carcinoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the institutional results of this preoperative diagnostic procedure. Materials and Methods: A total of 182 cases of preoperative FNAC of suspicious ALN where retrieved from the pathology files. The results were compared with the final histology and staging. False negative (FN FNAC cases were reviewed and possibly missed metastatic cases (2 were immunostained with the epithelial marker AE1/AE3. Results: There were no false positives, whereas 16 cases were FN. In all but one case the FN′s represented sampling error. Half of the 16 FN cases in this series were macrometastases. Discussion: About 83% of the preoperatively aspirated cases were N+, indicating that a radiologically suspicious ALN has a very high risk of being metastatic. Preoperative US guided FNAC from radiologically suspicious ALN is highly efficient in detecting metastases. Depending on national guidelines, a preoperative, positive ALN FNAC might help to stratify the patients as to SNB and/or ALN dissection.

  18. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in diagnosis of uni-locular ovarian cysts - A cytohistological correlation

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    This study was carried out to assess the ability of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of ovarian cysts by comparing the results with histological findings of tissue biopsies. This study includes 48 cases by ovarian cysts reported to Pathology department, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore and Author's Lab. mainly from Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore and Services Hospital, Lahore. In 28 cases, aspiration was done per operatively while in 20 case preoperatively. These aspirates were examined cytologically by making the appropriate smears. The same cysts removed surgically were then examined histologically and results were compared. In a total of 48 cases, on FNAC, serous, follicular, luteal, mucinous and endometriotic cysts were diagnosed in 12, 8, 7, 5 and 5 cases respectively with inconclusive aspirate in 11 cases. When histology was done on excised specimens of these ovarian cysts, serous cysts were found in 17 patients, follicular cysts in 10, luteal cysts in 12, mucinous cysts in 6 and endometriotic cysts in 3 patients. On correlating the FNAC and histopathology results, a sensitivity of 58.34% to 100% and a specificity of 60% to 100% were calculated in different types of cysts. It is concluded that FNAC of ovarian cysts is a fairly useful diagnostic technique which can further improve by more experience and ancillary techniques. (author)

  19. Transesophageal endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for the mediastinal staging of extrathoracic tumors: a new perspective.

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    Peric, R.; Schuurbiers, O.C.J.; Veselic, M.; Rabe, K.F.; Heijden, H.F.M. van der; Annema, J.T.

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Several extrathoracic tumors metastasize to the mediastinum. Mediastinoscopy is the standard method to obtain tissue proof of mediastinal spread, but drawbacks are its invasiveness, requirement for general anesthesia and costs. Transesophageal endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle asp

  20. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Suspected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Yield of the First and Repeat Procedure

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    Faming Zhang; Vivek Kumbhari; Alan H Tieu, Mohamad H El Zein; Ahmed Messallam; Singh, Vikesh K.; Anne Marie Lennon; Canto, Marcia I.; Kalloo, Anthony N.; Khashab, Mouen A.

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    Background and study aims There is no consensus on how to manage patients with a high probability of pancreatic cancer, based on their clinical presentation and imaging, but have a non-diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound - fine needle aspiration. Our aim was to evaluate the yield of a single or if necessary multiple endoscopic ultrasound - fine needle aspiration procedures for the cytological diagnosis of a pancreatic mass. Patients and methods Retrospective review of patients undergoing endosco...

  1. Evaluation of large-needle biopsy for the diagnosis of cancer.

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    Roussel, F; Nouvet, G

    1995-01-01

    The arguments for a choice between a large or fine needle in the diagnosis of tumors are still unclear. This paper reviews the advantages and disadvantages of large-needle biopsy and fine needle aspiration. Reports indicate that although the procedures have the same diagnostic efficacy, the risk of tumor seeding is far higher following large-needle biopsy. For this reason it should be avoided for the diagnosis of cancer. The risk of tumor seeding after fine needle aspiration may be reduced by performance through a cover of normal parenchyma, by maintaining suction during withdrawal of the needle and by examining samples for quality during the procedure. PMID:7762331

  2. Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma of the kidney: Diagnosis by fine needle aspiration and review of the literature

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    Jiang Huimiao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Renal mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC was recently described as a distinct subtype of renal cell carcinoma (RCC in the 2004 World Health Organization classification of kidney tumors. MTSCC is a rare low grade malignancy with < 100 cases reported in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, there are 5 case reports with a total of 6 patients describing its diagnosis by fine needle aspiration (FNA. All of these cases were diagnosed as conventional RCC on FNA. Subsequent excisions proved them to be MTSCC. We herein report a case in a 67-year-old male. He presented with abdominal pain and was found to have a new colon adenocarcinoma with metastasis to the liver and lungs. The extent of disease made the patient ineligible for surgical excision, and he received chemotherapy. Work-up also revealed a kidney mass which was later biopsied by FNA and core biopsy. The tumor was composed of epithelial and spindled cell components embedded in a myxoid background. It was positive for CK7, AMCAR, vimentin, and epithelial membrane antigen. The tumor was diagnosed as MTSCC. One year later the kidney mass remained stable. However, the patient developed new metastasis to the liver from colonic primary. The kidney mass was not resected. Although rarely encountered in FNA cytology of the kidney, we believe the cytologic features of this tumor are distinctive and are different from conventional and other subtypes of RCC. Therefore, its accurate diagnosis on FNA is possible once pathologists are aware that MTSCC should be considered in the differential diagnosis of kidney tumors.

  3. Axillary fine needle aspiration cytology for pre-operative staging of patients with screen-detected invasive breast carcinoma.

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    Hayes, Brian D

    2012-02-01

    INTRODUCTION: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of radiologically abnormal axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer can identify patients suitable for primary axillary clearance (AC) rather than sentinel node biopsy, enabling surgical axillary staging by a single operation. This study assessed the accuracy of FNAC in predicting positive axillary lymph nodes. METHODS: 161 patients with screen-detected invasive carcinoma and who had pre-operative FNAC of a radiologically abnormal axillary lymph node were identified from two screening units, The axillary FNAC reports were correlated with sentinel node biopsy and AC reports, and sensitivity, specificity, positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values were calculated. RESULTS: FNAC had a moderate sensitivity (66.3%) and NPV (71.8%), and a high specificity (98.7%) and PPV (98.3%). Most patients (86%) had a single axillary operation. The sensitivity was highest in grade 3 (81.8%) and ductal type (77.8%) tumours. The sensitivity was lower in tumours of special type (34.8%), grade 1 tumours (50%) and those without lymphovascular invasion (LVI) (55.9%). The NPV was highest in pT1 (86.7%) and in grade 1 (84.5%) tumours, and lowest (44%) in tumours with LVI. The PPV was 100% in grade 1 and 3 tumours, stage pT2 and pT3 tumours and those without LVI, and was high (>96%) in all other groups. In lymph-node-positive patients, the mean number of lymph nodes involved was higher in the case of a positive (6.4) than negative FNAC (4.4). CONCLUSIONS: FNAC of ultrasonically abnormal axillary lymph nodes achieved surgical staging by a single operation in most patients with screen-detected invasive breast carcinoma, with moderate sensitivity and high specificity.

  4. Fine needle aspiration cytology of bone tumours- the experience from the National Orthopaedic and Lagos University Teaching Hospitals, Lagos, Nigeria

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    Nnodu Obiageli E

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Due to difficulty in confirming clinical suspicions of malignancy in patients presenting with bone tumours, the cost of surgical biopsies where hospital charges are borne almost entirely by patients, competition with bone setters and healing homes with high rate of loss to follow up; we set out to find if sufficient material could be obtained to arrive at reliable tissue diagnosis in patients with clinical and radiological evidence of bone tumours in our hospitals. Methods After initial clinical and plain radiographic examinations, patients were sent for fine needle aspirations. Aspirations were carried out with size 23G needles of varying lengths with 10 ml syringes in a syringe holder (CAMECO, Sebre Medical, Vellinge, Sweden. The aspirates were air dried, stained by the MGG method and examined microscopically. Histology was performed on patients who had subsequent surgical biopsy. These were then correlated with the cytology reports. Results Out of 96 patients evaluated, [57 males, 39 females, Mean age 31.52 years, Age Range 4–76 years,] material sufficient for diagnosis was obtained in 90 patients. Cytological diagnosis of benign lesions was made in 40 patients and malignant in 47. Of these, 27 were metastases, osteogenic sarcoma 16, giant cell tumour 19, infection 11. Histology was obtained in 41 patients. Correct diagnosis of benignity was made in 17 out of 18 cases, malignancy in 21 out of 22 cases. One non-diagnostic case was malignant. The accuracy of specific cytological diagnosis was 36/41 (87.8% and incorrect in 5/41 (12.2%. Conclusion We conclude that FNAC can be useful in the pre-operative assessment of bone tumours especially where other diagnostic modalities are unavailable.

  5. Biopsy of soft-tissue tumors.

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    Shives, T C

    1993-04-01

    Biopsy is an integral part of the overall management of patients with soft-tissue sarcoma. The types of biopsy are fine needle, trocar, open incision or en bloc excision. There are advantages and disadvantages of each. Open biopsy requires strict adherence to a number of surgical principles. Proper execution requires determination of appropriate biopsy site, meticulous technique, and close collaboration with an experienced pathologist. Failure to adhere to these principles may result in untoward consequences for patients. PMID:8472430

  6. Clinical evaluation, imaging studies, indications for cytologic study and preprocedural requirements for duct brushing studies and pancreatic fine-needle aspiration: The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology Guidelines

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    Douglas Adler

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreaticobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS and fine-needle aspiration (FNA biopsy, techniques for EUS-FNA, terminology and nomenclature to be used for pancreaticobiliary disease, ancillary testing and postbiopsy management. All documents are based on expertise of the authors, literature review, discussions of the draft document at national and international meetings and synthesis of online comments of the draft document. This document selectively presents the results of these discussions. This document summarizes recommendations for the clinical and imaging work-up of pancreatic and biliary tract lesions along with indications for cytologic study of these lesions. Prebrushing and FNA requirements are also discussed.

  7. [Up-to-date experience with the international classification system Bethesda 2010 for thyroid fine-needle aspirate: a review].

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    Ludvíková, Marie; Kholová, Ivana

    2014-07-01

    The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (BSRTC) was introduced in thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in 2010. A six-tier system is generally accepted. Bethesda categories include morphologic description, risk of malignancy and follow-up suggestions in each group. The system has its advantages and disadvantages, that are discussed. The most problematic are the categories of "Atypia of undetermined significance" or "Follicular lesion of undetermined significance" (AUS/FLUS). The group is heterogenous and overused thus far. The possibilities of its improvement are discussed. The Bethesda system does not include any prognostic and predictive markers. However, they represent the promising direction in the improved version of the BSRTC. Novel molecular methods and alternative techniques such as core needle biopsy are briefly discussed. PMID:25186598

  8. Utility of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Lesions with Histopathological Correlation

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    Rasool Zubaida

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    Full Text Available 100 cases of Soft tissue lesions were studied by Fine Needle Cytology (FNAC and subsequently correlated by Histopathological examination and Immunohistochemical staining. The study revealed that 55% of the cases were benign soft tissue tumour masses, 34% were benign soft tissue tumour like masses and 11% were malignant soft tissue lesions. The accuracy determined by the histopathological examination for benign soft tissue masses was 94.38% and in 100%malignant soft tissue lesions. The discordance of 5.62% in the benign soft tissue masses was due to aspiration of inadequate material and loss of architectural pattern. Hence, excision with histopathological examination is mandatory in such cases.

  9. Fine needle aspiration cytology of subcutaneous cysticercosis of the breast. Case report and pathogenic discussion.

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    Vuong, P N

    1989-01-01

    A case of subcutaneous cysticercosis of the breast diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology is reported. The cytologic preparations showed the presence of many inflammatory cells mixed with spiked spherules resembling the rambutan tropical fruit. These spherules arose from the degenerated integument of the parasite found in the histologically excised cyst. They are suggestive of the presence of an encysted flat worm, but are not specific for cysticercosis, whose identification is based on the study of the cephalic extremity of the parasite. PMID:2781970

  10. ROLE OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY (FNAC IN DIAGNOSIS OF ASYMPTOMATIC MICROFILARIASIS

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    Reena

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Filariasis is a tropical and subtropical disease caused by Wuchereria Bancrofti and Brugia Malayi and transmitted by Culex mosquito. Lymphatic Filariasis is a major health problem in countries like India, China, Indonesia, and Africa. Diagnosis of Filari a is done by conventional methods like peripheral blood smear examination, Fluorescent capillary method and filarial antigen detection by Rapid card method. Here we present four unusual cases with swellings presented in surgical outdoor and referred for FN AC. Our aim is to evaluate and emphasize the utility and importance of Fine Needle Aspiration in diagnosing Microfilarasis in clinically unsuspected cases.

  11. Paraganglioma with unusual presentation in parotid gland: A diagnostic dilemma in fine needle aspiration

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    Anagh A Vora

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Paragangliomas (PGLs are uncommon tumors. Although PGLs are known to occur in the head and neck region, especially the carotid body, middle ear, and larynx, involvement of the parotid glands has not been reported. In this article, we report the fine needle aspiration features of tumor in an unusual location, presenting as a parotid gland mass, submitted to pathology for initial diagnosis. The clinical presentation, cytomorphology, and the immunohistochemical features for the diagnosis are described. To our knowledge, this is the first case of paraganglioma of the parotid gland reported in the literature.

  12. Fine needle aspiration diagnosis of bilateral dysgerminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic giant cells

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    Chakrabarti Indranil

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Dysgerminoma accounts for only 1-3% of ovarian cancers and about 30-40% of all ovarian germ cell malignant tumors. Literature states that about 2% of nonpregnant patients with dysgerminomas present with elevated serum or urine levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG. Here, we report a 34 year-old multiparous woman presenting with an abdominal lump, ascites, and abdominal pain with elevated urinary and serum hCG levels. An abdominal ultrasound showed bilateral ovarian mass. An ultrasound-guided, transabdominal fine needle aspiration revealed dysgerminoma with syncytiotrophoblastic giant cells. Bilateral oophorectomy was done and the diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology.

  13. Needle Fracture during Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Suspicious Thoracic Lymph Nodes

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    Bartosz Adamowicz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA is used to make a cytopathologic diagnosis of suspicious lesions located around the gastrointestinal tract. It is a safe technique with few complications. The most common complications of EUS-FNA are related to pancreatic lesions (pancreatitis, bleeding, and abdominal pain. Rare complications have been noted such as stent malfunction, air embolism, infection, neural and vascular injuries, and tumor cell seeding. There are very few studies examining equipment malfunctions. We report a case of needle fracture during the EUS-FNA of suspicious thoracic lymph nodes in a 79-year-old man investigated for unexplained weight loss.

  14. A Tailgut Cyst Diagnosed by Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration.

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    Rathinamanickam, Harini; Pawa, Swati

    2015-10-01

    Tailgut cysts are rare developmental cysts. Surgery has been the primary method of diagnosis and treatment of these cysts, but endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has recently been used to establish diagnosis. Only 2 cases of tailgut cyst diagnosed by EUS-guided FNA have been reported. We present a woman in her fourth decade who presented for evaluation of perirectal mass. EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) helped establish the diagnosis of tailgut cyst. The patient opted for observation rather than surgery. PMID:26504874

  15. Role of AgNORs in thyroid lesions on fine needle aspiration cytology smears

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    Asotra Sarita

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Fine needle aspiration has an important role in diagnosis of thyroid neoplasm. However, it is difficult to differentiate between follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma by cytology alone. Recently, silver staining has been performed for nucleolar organizer regions (AgNORs to differentiate various tumors. Aims: The present study was undertaken to see if the AgNOR technique could distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, particularly, follicular neoplasm. Materials and Methods: One hundred forty cases of thyroid lesions were examined, which included colloid goiter (n = 36, multinodular goiter (n = 38, subacute thyroiditis (n = 6, Hashimoto′s thyroiditis (n = 17, lymphocytic thyroiditis (n = 3, follicular neoplasm (n = 18, Hurthle cell neoplasm (n = 3, papillary carcinoma (n = 16, and medullary carcinoma (n = 3. Diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology in 80 cases. The usual one-step silver colloidal reaction was performed at room temperature for 35 minutes and intranuclear dots of silver deposits were counted in 100 cells. Results: AgNOR counts of benign and malignant lesions were compared and were found to be statistically significant (P < 0.001. The mean AgNOR counts were higher in neoplastic lesions. Conclusions: AgNOR counting in fine needle aspiration smears is a simple, sensitive, and cost-effective method for differentiating benign from malignant thyroid follicular neoplasms.

  16. Computed tomography guided fine needle aspiration cytology of mass lesions of lung: Our experience

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    Mimi Gangopadhyay

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Computerized tomography (CT guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC of lung lesions has rapidly emerged as a less-invasive, cheap, rapid and fairly accurate diagnostic aid in lung lesions. Aims: The purpose of this present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of CT-guided FNAC in the diagnosis of pulmonary mass lesions (both benign and malignant and to determine the complication rate of this procedure. Settings and Design: We conducted an institution-based, prospective study on 127 patients who presented with pulmonary mass lesions. Materials and Methods: After proper consent was obtained, CT-guided transthoracic fine needle aspiration was done and their diagnoses were confirmed by appropriate methods. The results were analyzed statistically. Results: Out of 127 cases selected for the study, 59.8% were males while the rest were females. Cough was the most common symptom present in 71.2% cases, followed by weight loss (62.4%. 21.2% cases were cytologically benign. Adenocarcinoma (54.2% was the commonest malignant tumor. FNAC provided at least 96% sensitivity and 100% specificity in diagnosing lung tumors. Among the benign lesions, specific diagnoses were obtained in 48.1% cases. Thus, altogether a specific diagnosis was obtained in 109 of 127 cases, i.e. 85.8%. No major complication was noted. Conclusions: CT-guided FNAC is an extremely valuable and fairly accurate diagnostic aid of intrathoracic mass lesions, with a reasonable rate of complication.

  17. Fine needle aspiration of head and neck masses in the operating room: accuracy and potential benefits.

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    Arabi, Haitham; Yousef, Nida; Bandyopadhyay, Sudeshna; Feng, Jining; Yoo, George H; Al-Abbadi, Mousa A

    2008-06-01

    Fine needle aspiration (FNA) in the operating room is a convenient optional diagnostic approach. Our objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and study the potential benefits of fine needle aspiration in the operating room. Retrospective review of all intraoperative FNA that were requested and performed by pathologists over 20-month period was carried out. Immediate smears were interpreted by the cytopathology team after staining with Diff Quik stain. All cases were reviewed and correlation with subsequent tissue diagnosis was done. Accuracy was calculated and potential benefits were discussed. The number of aspirates was 32. Adequate material for immediate and final interpretation was achieved in 31 cases (sensitivity 97%). In 20 cases (63%), malignancy was diagnosed while a benign diagnosis was rendered in 12 (37%). All cases had a follow up tissue diagnosis. No false-positive cases were identified (specificity 100%). The information gained from this approach was considered helpful to the surgeons. We concluded that FNA of head and neck masses in the operating room is an accurate and sensitive diagnostic approach. The service provides helpful information to surgeons and is an additional optional diagnostic approach. PMID:18478613

  18. Rapid Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA Detection on Fine Needle Aspirates from Extra Pulmonary Lymph Nodes

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    Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of two rapid methods i.e. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) on Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) samples by comparing with cytology of respective site sample. Study Design: Cross-sectional comparative study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from July 2010 through November 2013. Methodology: A total of 105 extra pulmonary lymph nodes aspirates obtained through fine needle aspiration were processed. Cytology and PCR were done on each specimen. Cytology was taken as gold standard. Results: Out of the total 105 samples, 71 (67.6 percentage) were positive for the MTB PCR while 34 (32.4 percentage) showed negative status. According to FNA cytology (FNAC) results, 72 (68.6 percentage) cases were positive for the disease while 33 (31.4 percentage) were negative. Sensitivity of PCR was 90.3 percentage, specificity 81.8 percentage, positive predictive value (PPV) 91.5 percentage, negative predictive value (NPV) 79.4 percentage, with diagnostic accuracy of 87.6 percentage. Area under the curve was 0.860 (p < 0.001). Conclusion: PCR is a sensitive tool for detection of MTB on FNA samples from EPTB cases. The results are available within few hours which is helpful for the clinicians to initiate therapy. (author)

  19. Fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of caesarean scar endometriosis with histopathological correlation: a case report

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    Sandeep P. Kumar

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue outside the endometrium or myometrium. It occurs in 8-15% of women of reproductive age group with abdominal wall endometriosis accounting for only 0.5-1% of all pelvic endometriosis. We present a case of a 25 year old lady who presented with a mass in the anterior abdominal wall over a previous caesarean section scar. Endometriosis was diagnosed on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC based on the findings of monolayered sheets of endometrial cells, few spindle shaped stromal cells and hemosiderin laden macrophages in the background. Histopathological examination confirmed the cytological diagnosis. Endometriosis in scar tissue is a rare disease which might be difficult to diagnose and should always be considered in evaluation of painful abdominal masses in women. Fine needle aspiration cytology is economical, fast and accurate method to make the diagnosis of scar endometriosis and to plan better surgical approach. [Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2015; 4(3.000: 921-923

  20. Fine needle puncture followed by large tube catheterizing in percutaneous transhepatic cholangic drainage

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    Objective: It's evaluation of fine needle puncture small guild wire insertion, followed by single step large tube catheterization in percutaneous transhepatic cholangic drainage. Methods: In total 37 cases of biliary tract obstruction were investigated, including 31 malignant and 6 benign. After PTC, a.018 guide wire was inserted to bile duct through the 22G chiba needle. The needle tract was dilated to exchange in a.035 guide wire which was then traced through the obstruction to duodenum. The needle tract was dilated and the obstruction was recanalized by a 8 mm balloon catheter. A 12F side holed drainage tube was then placed through the obstruction. Results: Technic success was obtained in 34 procedures, resulting in 28 inner and 6 extra drainage, in which 2 tubes were placed in 3 patients. Serious biliary hemorrhage occurred in 2 cases but was well control. A replacement was commended in 5 cases because of the migration or dislodgement of the drainage tubes. Conclusions: Fine needle puncture an small guild wire insertion avoid another liver puncture by cored needle, leading to a less invasive PTCD. Balloon dilation helps a fluent insertion of large drainage tube

  1. Endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle aspiration: A novel way to diagnose a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the liver.

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    Husney, Jack; Guttmann, Steven; Anyadike, Nnaemeka; Mayer, Ira; Rahmani, Rabin

    2016-01-01

    Plasmacytoma is a neoplastic production of a single line of plasma cells, usually forming monoclonal immunoglobulin. It most often occurs in the bone marrow; however, in 3% of the cases, solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma arises, which is a proliferation in the soft tissue, outside the bone marrow. In only 10% of the cases is the gastrointestinal tract involved. A 77-year-old female presented with lethargy, abdominal fullness, bilious vomiting, and clay-colored stools. The patient was anemic with initial laboratory results showing increased total and direct bilirubin with elevated transaminases. Despite conservative management, liver function tests (LFTs) continued to increase. On endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), there was mild diffuse mucosal thickening consistent with possible infiltrative disease of the gastric body without any obvious focal lesions. There was a 1.7 cm × 1.8 cm hypoechoic heterogeneous lesion noted in the porta hepatis and fine needle aspiration (FNA) was performed. Cytology showed infiltrative plasma cells. The patient was then taken for computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy of the liver. Pathology showed liver involvement by atypical plasma cells in a nodular and sinusoidal pattern. Immunohistochemical staining appropriately identified the solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma. Plasma cell neoplasm is essentially a clonal disease of differentiated B-cells that can encompass a broad spectrum and present as asymptomatic monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance to plasma cell neoplasms or multiple myeloma. Five percent of patients with multiple myelomas are diagnosed with extramedullary plasmacytomas, and even less than that are diagnosed as a primary lesion. When the liver is affected, either as a direct diffuse neoplastic plasma cell infiltration, or as a single or multiple space occupying lesion as plasmacytomas, symptomatic features include extrahepatic biliary obstruction, jaundice, or ascites. In our case, the patient was diagnosed

  2. Endoscopic ultrasound and endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of deep-seated lymphadenopathy: Analysis of 1338 cases

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    Amberly L Nunez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: We retrospectively studied 1338 samples of lymph nodes obtained by endoscopic and endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS and EBUS-FNAB with an objective of characterizing the utility of this diagnostic modality in the assessment of deep-seated lymphadenopathy. The secondary aims were to establish the utility in the diagnosis of lymphoma and to determine the number of passes required to obtain adequate cellularity for flow cytometric analysis. Materials and Methods: On-site assessment was performed by a cytopathologist using Diff-Quik (American Scientific Products, McGraw Park, IL stain. In addition, Papanicolaou and immunohistochemical stains were performed and additional samples were sent for flow cytometric analyses (n = 145. The final cytologic diagnosis was correlated with surgical pathology diagnosis and/or clinical follow-up. In select cases, fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis with specific probes was performed on Diff-Quik smears. Results: Both morphology as well as ancillary studies (flow cytometry or immunohistochemical stain and/or fluorescence in situ hybridization show that EUS and EBUS-FNA are effective techniques to detect and stage intrathoracic and intra-abdominal tumors. Operating characteristics show that these are highly sensitive (89% and specific (100% techniques for the diagnosis of lymphoma. At least two passes provided an average of 5.66 million cells (range, 0.12-62.32 million for lymphoma cases. Conclusions: EUS and EBUS-FNA are powerful modalities to stage malignancies and at least two passes can provide adequate cells for flow cytometric analysis. We also demonstrate that fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis can be performed on Diff-Quik-stained and mounted smears.

  3. Cervical lymph node metastases from thyroid cancer: does thyroglobulin and calcitonin measurement in fine needle aspirates improve the diagnostic value of cytology?

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    Baldini Enke

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Measurement of thyroglobulin (Tg protein in the washout of the needle used for fine needle aspiration biopsy cytology (FNAB-C has been shown to increase the sensitivity of FNAB-C in identifying cervical lymph node (CLN metastasis from well-differentiated thyroid cancer (TC. In this study, we evaluated whether routine measurement of Tg protein (FNAB-Tgp, Tg mRNA (FNAB-Tgm and calcitonin (CT mRNA (FNAB-CTm in the FNAB washout of CLN increases the accuracy of FNAB-C in the diagnosis of suspicious metastatic CLN. Methods In this prospective study 35 CLN from 28 patients were examined. Histology showed metastatic papillary TC (PTC in 26 CLN, metastatic medullary TC (MTC in 3 CLN, metastatic anaplastic TC (ATC in 3 CLN and 3 metastatic CLN from extra-thyroidal cancers. Results The overall accuracy of FNAB-C was 84.4%, reaching 95.7% when the analysis was restricted to PTC. Both FNAB-Tgp and FNAB-Tgm compared favorably with FNAB-C and shown diagnostic performances not statistically different from that of FNAB-C. However, FNAB-Tgp and FNAB-Tgm/FNAB-CTm were found useful in cases in which cytology results were inadequate or provided diagnosis inconsistent with patient's clinical parameters. Conclusions We demonstrated that FNAB-C, Tg/CT mRNA and Tg protein determination in the fine-needle washout showed similar accuracy in the diagnosis of metastatic CLN from TC. The results of this study suggest that samples for Tg protein and Tg/CT mRNA measurements from CLN suspicious for metastatic TC should be collected, but their measurements should be restricted to cases in which FNAB-C provides uninformative or inconsistent diagnosis with respect to patient's clinical parameters.

  4. Penile metastasis of urothelial carcinoma diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration

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    Santos Gilda

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Penile neoplasms are rare and can be primary or represent metastasis or local recurrence. The most common primary cancer of the penis is squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for 95% of all cancers. In spite of the rich vascularity of the organ, penile metastases are uncommon. Cutaneous metastasis of urothelial carcinoma (UC is extremely rare and generally accepted as the late manifestation of a systemic spread. By 1998, approximately 500 cases of penile metastasis had been reported worldwide. However, only few case reports and series of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC of penile tumors have been documented. We report a case of penile metastasis from UC diagnosed by FNAC and describe the cytomorphological findings with an emphasis on cercariform cells. Although not commonly used, FNA of penile nodules can be effective in diagnosing recurrence or metastasis and avoiding surgical procedures, thus being an excellent initial procedure in the diagnostic approach.

  5. Determination of oestrogen receptors with monoclonal antibodies in fine needle aspirates of breast carcinoma.

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    Marrazzo, A.; La Bara, G.; Taormina, P.; Bazan, P.

    1989-01-01

    Fifty patients with operable breast carcinoma underwent fine needle aspiration for cytological examination. The smears were prepared by means of the immunocytochemical method using monoclonal antibodies for the determination of the oestrogen receptors (ER). After surgery the contents of the ER were determined with the traditional biochemical technique. The results of the immunocytochemical method showed 31 positives, two of which disagreed with the biochemical results, 15 negatives and four cases which could not be assessed due to the absence of adequate numbers of cells. The ICA staining for ER was expressed on a semiquantitative basis; there was a significant correlation between this and the values expressed by the biochemical technique, with a coefficient of 0.83, P less than 0.000006. PMID:2930709

  6. Fine needle aspiration cytology of primary thyroid lymphoma: a report of ten cases

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    Gupta Nalini

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Primary lymphoma is an uncommon malignancy of the thyroid, comprising of 0.6 to 5 per cent of thyroid cancers in most series. Primary thyroid lymphomas (PTL occur most commonly in elderly women and are commonly of B- cell origin. These frequently present in clinical stage IE and IIE. We report here ten cases of PTL diagnosed over a period of about 7 years in our institute. Out of these ten cases, nine were diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC and one case was misdiagnosed as lymphocytic thyroiditis. This case was diagnosed as Non- Hodgkin's lymphoma on surgical specimen. Five patients are disease free and doing well, while two died of disease and the other two were lost to follow-up. One patient is currently on chemotherapy. The salient clinical, biochemical, radiological features, FNA findings along with diagnostic difficulties are discussed.

  7. Evaluation of pancreatic tissue fluid pressure measurements intraoperatively and by sonographically guided fine-needle puncture

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    Ebbehøj, N; Borly, L; Bülow, J;

    1990-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the needle method for pancreatic tissue fluid pressure measurements. Clinical evaluation was performed in 24 patients with chronic pancreatitis, comparing repeated pressure measurements via sonographically guided fine-needle puncture and intraoperative...... pressure measurements by direct puncture of pancreatic tissue and duct. In patients with chronic pancreatitis we found small week-to-week variations in sonographically guided percutaneous pressure measurements and good agreement between preoperative percutaneous pressure measurements and intraoperative...... pressure measurements via direct puncture. Furthermore, no significant difference was seen between pancreatic duct and tissue fluid pressure. The technical evaluation was performed by repeated pressure measurements in human pancreatic autopsy specimens and living rats in a pressure chamber at various...

  8. Pituitary carcinoma diagnosed on fine needle aspiration: Report of a case and review of pathogenesis

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    Yakoushina Tatiana

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Pituitary carcinoma (PC is a very rare entity (0.2% of all pituitary tumors, with only about 140 cases reported in English literature. There are no reliable histological, immunohistochemical or ultrastructural features distinguishing pituitary adenoma (PA from PC. By definition, a diagnosis of PC is made after a patient with PA develops non-contiguous central nervous system (CNS or systemic metastases. To date, only three cases of PC have been reportedly diagnosed on fine needle aspiration (FNA. Two of the reported cases were diagnosed on FNA of the cervical lymph nodes and one on FNA of the vertebral bone lesion. Herein, we present a case of PC, diagnosed on FNA of the liver lesion. In this case, we describe cytologic features of PC and compare them to histologic features of the tumor in the pituitary. Clinical behavior of tumor, pathogenesis of metastasis and immunochemical and prognostic markers will also be described.

  9. Primary subcutaneous inguinal hydatid cyst: diagnosis by fine needle aspiration cytology.

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    Bagga, Permeet Kaur; Bhargava, Satish Kumar; Aggarwal, Neema; Chander, Yogesh

    2014-08-01

    Hydatid disease or human cystic echinococcosis, recognized by ancient scholars such as Hippocrates, Galen and Rhazes, is one of the oldest diseases known to man. Though hydatid cyst may develop in almost any part of the body, a solitary primary subcutaneous localization is an extremely rare entity. We herein report a case of primary subcutaneous inguinal hydatid cyst which was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. Radiological examination done subsequently corroborated with the cytodiagnosis of Hydatid cyst and did not show involvement of any other organ or site. Histopathological examination of surgically removed cyst confirmed the diagnosis of Hydatid cyst. Hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all unusual swellings in soft tissues, especially in regions where the disease is endemic. PMID:25302206

  10. Diagnosis and fine needle aspiration of pancreatic pseudocysts: the role of endoscopic ultrasound.

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    Breslin, Niall; Wallace, Michael B

    2002-10-01

    Pseudocysts are localized collections of pancreatic fluid surrounded by nonepithelialized granulation tissue that occur following an insult to the pancreas. High image resolution and the ability sample in real-time by fine needle aspiration permit accurate distinction between various cystic lesions in the pancreas by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Other cyst characteristics and background pancreatic changes detectable at EUS assist in the diagnostic process. The use of Doppler flow ultrasound allows diagnosis of important pseudocyst complications such as pseudoaneurysms and varices. Endoscopic approaches to the drainage of symptomatic lesions previously relied on the use of cross-sectional imaging studies such as computed tomography scanning in combination with stent placement using a duodenoscope in the presence of an endoscopically visible cyst bulge. EUS facilitates this process allowing accurate imaging of the lesion prior to stent placement via the echoendoscope and overcomes many of the drawbacks and pitfalls of other endoscopic techniques. PMID:12607787

  11. Fine needle aspiration cytology of Hashimoto′s thyroiditis - A diagnostic pitfall with review of literature

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    B N Gayathri

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Hashimoto′s thyroiditis is the second most common thyroid lesion next to goiter diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC. It is also an important cause for hypothyroidism. FNAC plays a significant role in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions due to its simplicity and low cost. It can accurately diagnose Hashimoto′s thyroidits in most patients. However, a small percentage of cases may be missed due to the inherent limitations of this procedure and the varied cytomorphology of this lesion. Therefore thorough cytological evaluation and an integrated approach are necessary to pick up correct diagnosis and to avoid unnecessary surgery. We present a 56-year-old female with solitary thyroid nodule diagnosed as Hurthle cell neoplasm on FNAC, but subsequent histopathological diagnosis following resection revealed Hashimoto′s thyroiditis with marked Hurthle cell change.

  12. Huge pelvic parachordoma: fine needle aspiration cytology and histological differential diagnosis

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    Mona A. Kandil

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Parachordoma is an extremely rare soft tissue tumor of unknown lineage. Parachordoma develops most often on the extremities. Only 2 cases have been reported as pelvic parachordoma. A 46-year old Egyptian woman with a huge painful pelvic mass was found to have a parachordoma with ectopic pelvic right kidney. There is only one report in the literature of fine needle aspiration cytology in this setting. The microscopic picture of parachordoma is not new to pathologists but the gross picture of this rare tumor has not previously been published; not even in the World Health Organization classification of soft tissues tumors. Diagnosis was confirmed by immuno-histochemistry. The patient is in good clinical condition without any evidence of recurrence or metastasis after 84 months of follow up.

  13. Thin needle aspiration biopsy of endocrine organs.

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    Koss, L G

    1979-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the fine needle aspiration technique in reference to the endocrine organs. The principles of technique and interpretation are presented. The application of aspiration biopsies to the breast, the prostate, the pancreas and the thyroid are briefly discussed. PMID:485094

  14. Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Diagnosis of Solitary Thyroid Nodules

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    Fazal I Wahid

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: This study was conducted at the Department of ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery, Post Graduate Medical Institute Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar. The duration of the study was one year from June 17, 2009 to June 16, 2010. The sample size was 82 patients with solitary thyroid nodule, fulfilling the inclusion criteria. After taking detailed history, thorough examination, relevant investigation and informed consent fine needle aspiration cytology was performed in all cases by the same cytopathologist. Thyroid surgery was performed and specimens were examined by the same histopathologist. The statistical analysis was performed using the statistical program for social sciences (SPSS version 11. Materials and Methods: Our study included 82 cases consisting on 57 female and 25 male, with female: male ratio of 2.28: 1.The age of the patients was ranged from 16-65 years with mean age of 42.56 + S.D 11.60 years. Most of the patients presented in 3rd and 4th decade followed by the 5th and 2nd decade.  The diagnostic yield of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC in this study was accuracy 82.92%, sensitivity 88.09%, specificity 77.50% and positive predictive value was 80.43%. Results: One hundred twenty six patients entered the study among which 77 (61% were female and 49 (39% male. Mean age was obtained as 26.9 ± 7.7 yrs. Up to 79.4% of patients had complaints concerning the cosmetic outcomes, 39.7% with respiratory and 4.8% with olfactory problems. The reason to sue the physician had a significant relationship with the patients’ age and sex, and also with the surgeons’ experience. Conclusion: FNAC has key rule in diagnosis of solitary thyroid nodule because it is safe, minimally invasive and cost effective diagnostic tool.

  15. Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspirations of Thyroid Nodules: Assessment of Nondiagnostic Samples

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    Kang, Min Ho; Lee, Ji Hye; Bae, Il Hun; Han, Gi Seok; Cha, Sang Hoon; Kim, Sung Jin; Park, Kil Sun; Koong, Sung Soo [Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju (Korea, Republic of)

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    To determine the frequency of malignancy among the nondiagnostic specimens by ultrasound-guided, fine needle aspiration (US-FNA) and to analyze the factors which cause the nondiagnostic specimens of thyroid nodules. Data were collected from 425 patients (58 male, 367 female) who underwent US-FNA of the thyroid nodule between February, 2002 and October, 2003. The study included 784 nodules from 425 patients. US-FNA was performed 1 to 3 times by two radiologists using a 10MHz linear probe and a 21-gauge fine needle. The percentage of total nondiagnostic specimens was obtained and the percentage of nondiagnostic specimens according to the thyroid nodule's size and nature was analyzed. Thyroid nodules were classified according to their sizes and natures. The nodules were divided by size as either 1cm or more, or less than 1cm in diameter. Each nodule was classified as cystic (pure cystic), mixed (solid portion of nodule<2/3) or solid (solid portion of nodule >2/3). The percentage of malignancy among nondiagnostic specimens was determined and compared to the malignancy rate among diagnostic specimens. Chi-square test and Fisher's exact test were used for statistical significance. Among the 784 nodules, 95 (12.1%) were nondiagnostic. The percentage of nondiagnostic specimens increased as the cystic content increased (p<0.0001). The malignancy rate of the diagnostic specimens was higher than that of the nondiagnostic specimens, but the difference was not significant. The cystic content of each nodule was the only significant predictor of nondiagnostic specimens. There was no significant difference in malignancy rate between nondiagnostic and diagnostic specimens. It is suggested that when evaluating an initially nondiagnostic US-FNA, repetitive US-FNA or follow-up USG should be performed

  16. ROLE OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF INTRA ABDOMINAL LUMPS

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    Sanjay Kumar

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Fine needle aspiration cytology has gained recognition in the last decade as valuable diagnostic technique. Its benefits have been demonstrated in large series of patients and in almost all tumor types. Aim of this study was to establish role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lumps. Most commonly involved organ in our study was liver (30.4% followed by G.I.T (21.7% and Gall Bladder (17.4%. Maximum numbers of cases were in sixth decade followed by fifth and fourth decade (19.56% and 17.4% respectively. Malignant lesions were more common in this study compared to benign lesions. Reason behind this was inclusion of patients of higher age group in the study. Out of 46 cases only 23 cases were subjected for histopathological correlation. Amongst all such cases there were more number of malignant lesions. 100% accuracy was observed in cases of liver, intestine, ovary and kidney lesions. In other organs less accuracy obtained and probably it was due to less number of cases subjected to histological correlation. FNAC being a safe and OPD procedure can be used as important diagnostic tool for any abdominal lump. Present study had adequacy of material in 93.4% of cases and this study carries an overall accuracy ranging from 75-100% with sensitivity of 91.3%. The aspirated material can be subjected to other modalities of study like immunological, cytogenetic and microbiological depending as per need of cases, which adds to diagnostic accuracy of FNAC. Overall role of FNAC in intra-abdominal lumps is of great value and its use should be encouraged in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lumps.

  17. A simple procedure for routine RNA extraction and miRNA array analyses from a single thyroid in vivo fine needle aspirate

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    Rossing, Maria; Kaczkowski, Bogumil; Futoma-Kazmierczak, Ewa; Glud, Martin; Klausen, Mikkel; Faber, Jens Oscar; Nygaard, Birte; Kiss, Katalin; Sørensen, Christian H; Nielsen, Finn C; Bennedbæk, Finn N; Friis-Hansen, Lennart

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    microRNA (miRNA) expression profiling and classification of tissue obtained from fine-needle aspirates (FNA) could be a major improvement of the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules.......microRNA (miRNA) expression profiling and classification of tissue obtained from fine-needle aspirates (FNA) could be a major improvement of the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules....

  18. Fine-needle aspiration cytology as a diagnostic modality for cysticercosis: A clinicocytological study of 137 cases

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    Pooja Kala

    2014-01-01

    Conclusion: Fine-needle aspiration cytology in cysticercosis is a low-cost outpatient procedure. The cytological diagnosis is quite straightforward in cases where the actual parasite structures are identified in the smears. In other cases, a cytological diagnosis of suspicious of cysticercosis can be given if the cytological findings suggest the same.

  19. Intratumor genetic heterogeneity of breast carcinomas as determined by fine needle aspiration and TaqMan low density array

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    Lyng, Maria B.; Laenkholm, Anne-Vibeke; Pallisgaard, Niels;

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    BACKGROUND: Gene expression profiling is thought to be an important tool in determining treatment strategies for breast cancer patients. Tissues for such analysis may at a preoperative stage be obtained, by fine needle aspiration (FNA) allowing initiation of neoadjuvant treatment. To evaluate the...

  20. Selective fine needle aspiration of parotid masses. FNA should be performed in all patients older than 60 years.

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    Kieran, S M

    2012-02-01

    OBJECTIVES: The exact role of fine needle aspiration in the pre-operative assessment of patients presenting with parotid masses is controversial. Some surgeons propose that fine needle aspiration be performed only selectively in those patients with likely malignant disease, whilst others recommend it for all patients presenting with such a mass. Intuitively, one would expect older patients to be more likely to suffer from primary malignant parotid tumours and secondary deposits of malignant skin tumours. Therefore, we hypothesised that older patients with a parotid mass should undergo fine needle aspiration regardless of their medical history. DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed 197 consecutive parotidectomies to test this hypothesis. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-one patients (61.4 per cent) were diagnosed with benign disease, whilst 76 (38.6 per cent) were diagnosed with malignant disease. Eighty-three per cent of patients aged 60 years or younger had benign disease, as opposed to 35.6 per cent of patients aged more than 60 years. Malignant disease occurred more commonly in patients older than 60 years (odds ratio 8.962, 95 per cent confidence interval 4.607-17.434). CONCLUSION: In patients with a parotid mass, fine needle aspiration should be performed on all those aged 60 years or older.

  1. Endoscopic Ultrasound and Fine Needle Aspiration in Chronic Pancreatitis: Differential Diagnosis between Pseudotumoral Masses and Pancreatic Cancer

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    2007-01-01

    Context Pseudotumoral chronic pancreatitis can be difficult to differentiate from pancreatic carcinoma. Objective To evaluate the role of endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration in differentiating between inflammatory masses and malignancies in chronic pancreatitis. Design Retrospective study. Setting Tertiary care endoscopy unit. Patients and interventions Between February 1997 and December 2006, 69 pancreatic head masses from patients with alcoholic chronic pancreatitis underwent E...

  2. Techniques for thyroid FNA: a synopsis of the National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration State of the Science Conference.

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    Pitman, Martha Bishop; Abele, John; Ali, Syed Z; Duick, Dan; Elsheikh, Tarik M; Jeffrey, R Brooke; Powers, Celeste N; Randolph, Gregory; Renshaw, Andrew; Scoutt, Leslie

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    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored the NCI Thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) State of the Science Conference on October 22-23, 2007 in Bethesda, MD. The 2-day meeting was accompanied by a permanent informational website and several on-line discussion periods between May 1 and December 15, 2007 (http://thyroidfna.cancer.gov). This document summarizes matters addressing manual and ultrasound guided FNA technique and related issues. Specific topics covered include details regarding aspiration needles, devices, and methods, including the use of core needle biopsy; the pros and cons of anesthesia; the influence of thyroid lesion location, size, and characteristics on technique; the role of ultrasound in the FNA of a palpable thyroid nodule; the advantages and disadvantages of various specialists performing a biopsy; the optimal number of passes and tissue preparation methods; sample adequacy criteria for solid and cystic nodules, and management of adverse reactions from the procedure. (http://thyroidfna.cancer.gov/pages/info/agenda/) PMID:18478608

  3. HER2 expression in fine needle aspirates of lymph nodes detected by preoperative axillary ultrasound in breast cancer patients.

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of HER2 levels in ultrasonographically guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNA aspirates of axillary lymph nodes (ALNs in the determination of lymph node metastasis or the characterization of primary breast cancer, and to correlate the HER2 levels in US-FNA aspirates (FNA-HER2s of metastatic ALNs with the HER2 statuses of corresponding primary breast cancers. An institutional review board approved the study. Between January and October 2010, 164 patients with 167 ALNs examined by US-FNA were included. FNA-HER2s of ALNs were measured by chemiluminescence immunoassay, and they were correlated with cytologic/final diagnoses. Receiver operating characteristics (ROC curve analysis was performed to evaluate the diagnostic ability to differentiate benign and metastatic ALNs. Additionally, FNA-HER2s of metastatic ALNs were correlated with HER2 status and other clinicopathologic variables of the primary breast cancers. Among the 167 ALNs, 138 were metastatic and 29 were benign. The mean FNA-HER2 (6.3 ng/ml of metastatic ALNs was higher than that of benign ALNs. All 29 benign ALNs showed no measurable value of FNA-HER2 (0.0 ng/ml. The area under the ROC curves of FNA-HER2 of ALNs was 0.679 for the diagnosis of ALN metastasis. The FNA-HER2 statuses of 108 metastatic ALNs (79.4% were concordant with the HER2 statuses of the corresponding primary breast cancers. In a subgroup analysis of HER2-positive cancers with ALN metastasis, distant metastasis was significantly associated with FNA-HER2-negativity of metastatic ALNs (P = 0.04. Although FNA-HER2 of ALNs did not improve the diagnostic performance of FNA cytology in preoperative diagnosis of ALN metastasis of overall patients, FNA-HER2-positive metastatic ALNs were significantly associated with HER2-positivity of primary breast cancers. Additionally, FNA-HER2 analysis of ALN may help to develop more personalized treatment protocol for breast

  4. Pre-analytic steps for molecular testing on thyroid fine-needle aspirations: The goal of good results

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    Esther Diana Rossi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC represents a valid alternative to biopsy in a variety of clinical settings mainly based on its simplicity and less invasive clinical approach. In some cases, morphology evaluation alone is not sufficient to manage the patients, so that the application of ancillary techniques can contribute to diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of tumor behavior. These techniques include polymerase chain reaction (PCR, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH, in situ PCR, direct Sequencing, microarrays and proteomic methodologies. Although several recent experiences underline the superior value of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA quality mainly for advanced genomic high throughput platforms, very scant literature studied the role of the pre-analytical or analytical phases. Despite the high specificity of molecular techniques as a support for diagnosis, there is a need for an increased standardization of pre-analytical/analytical steps such as providing appropriate clinical history, proper collection of laboratory specimens and proper preparation of samples, adequate fixative/reagent concentrations and technical equipments. All these requirements are crucial according to the results from 42 American laboratories, which reported 0.33% of significant molecular errors with 60% of them in the pre-analytical phase. The most common error is to forget that cytological preparation requires specific molecular variables, which are different from histological specimens. Cytological samples offer the advantage of a well preserved DNA, readily extractable and reasonably stable (from 6 months to 5 years avoiding pitfalls due to formalin-fixation. Freshly prepared, unstained direct, alcohol-fixed papanicolaou, air-dried diff-quick smears are all suitable for DNA extraction and preservation. In the specific field of thyroid FNAC, molecular analysis has been supported by the growing evidence that papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC, the most common

  5. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of postirradiation sarcomas, including angiosarcoma, with immunocytochemical confirmation

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    Silverman, J.F.; Lannin, D.L.; Larkin, E.W.; Feldman, P.; Frable, W.J. (East Carolina Univ. School of Medicine, Greenville, NC (USA))

    1989-01-01

    Postirradiation sarcomas are an unusual but well-recognized late effect of cancer therapy. In this article, a fine-needle aspiration (FNA) series of four cases is presented. There were three female patients and one male patient, with an age range of 28-55 yr (mean, 41). Two of the patients were irradiated for uterine cervical carcinoma while the other two received irradiation for malignant lymphoma. The time interval to the development of the postirradiation sarcoma ranged from 10 to greater than 20 yr. There were a postirradiation synovial sarcoma of the buttock region, malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the bone (femur), and rhabdomyosarcoma and angiosarcoma of the retroperitoneum. A spectrum of cytologic findings was encountered, reflecting the specific types of sarcomas. Immunocytochemical studies performed on the aspirated material from the angiosarcoma demonstrated the utility of immunoperoxidase stains for ULEX europaeus agglutinin-1 (UEA-1) and, to a lesser degree, factor VIII-related antigen antibody, confirming the vascular nature of this malignancy. The FNA findings from all four cases demonstrated cytologic features that allowed recognition of this unusual complication of irradiation treatment. This article confirms the utility of FNA cytology in following patients with previous malignancies and differentiating a postirradiation sarcoma from recurrent carcinoma.

  6. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of postirradiation sarcomas, including angiosarcoma, with immunocytochemical confirmation

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    Postirradiation sarcomas are an unusual but well-recognized late effect of cancer therapy. In this article, a fine-needle aspiration (FNA) series of four cases is presented. There were three female patients and one male patient, with an age range of 28-55 yr (mean, 41). Two of the patients were irradiated for uterine cervical carcinoma while the other two received irradiation for malignant lymphoma. The time interval to the development of the postirradiation sarcoma ranged from 10 to greater than 20 yr. There were a postirradiation synovial sarcoma of the buttock region, malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the bone (femur), and rhabdomyosarcoma and angiosarcoma of the retroperitoneum. A spectrum of cytologic findings was encountered, reflecting the specific types of sarcomas. Immunocytochemical studies performed on the aspirated material from the angiosarcoma demonstrated the utility of immunoperoxidase stains for ULEX europaeus agglutinin-1 (UEA-1) and, to a lesser degree, factor VIII-related antigen antibody, confirming the vascular nature of this malignancy. The FNA findings from all four cases demonstrated cytologic features that allowed recognition of this unusual complication of irradiation treatment. This article confirms the utility of FNA cytology in following patients with previous malignancies and differentiating a postirradiation sarcoma from recurrent carcinoma

  7. Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology of Parathyroid Carcinoma Mimic Hürthle Cell Thyroid Neoplasm

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    Chutintorn Sriphrapradang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA can cause misdiagnosis of cytomorphological findings between parathyroid and thyroid lesions. Case Presentation. A 31-year-old man presented with a palpable neck mass on the right thyroid lobe. FNA cytology was reported as intrathyroidal lymphoid hyperplasia. After 5 years, repeated FNA was done on the enlarged nodule with result of Hürthle cell lesion. Prior to right lobectomy, laboratories revealed elevated serum calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH. Careful history taking revealed chronic knee pain and ossifying fibroma at the maxilla. Ultrasonography showed a 2.8 cm mass inferior to right thyroid lobe. Pathology from en bloc resection was parathyroid carcinoma and immunohistochemical study revealed positivity for PTH. Genetic analysis found somatic mutation of CDC73 gene in exon1 (c.70delG which caused premature stop codon in amino acid 26 (p.Glu24Lysfs2*. The final diagnosis was hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumor syndrome. Conclusions. FNA cytology of parathyroid can mimic thyroid lesion. It is important to consider and correlate the entire information from clinical history, laboratory, imaging, and FNA.

  8. ROLE OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY IN DIAGNOSIS OF METASTATIC LYMPHADENOPATHY

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    Naresh N

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Lymph node is a common site of metastasis for various malignancies. So the strong clinical suspicion and thus the early diagnosis of palpable lymphadenopathy by FNAC is of paramount importance. It is useful to differentiate between inflammatory lesions or malignant lesion whether primary or metastatic. AIMS To establish the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC as a diagnostic tool in the interpretation of metastatic lymphadenopathy. MATERIAL AND METHODS The present study was conducted on 295 consecutive patients presented with lymphadenopathy and were reported as metastasis. OBSERVATIONS Total of 295 cases of metastatic lymphadenopathy were taken. Squamous cell carcinoma was the most common primary tumor metastasizing to lymph nodes (n=133 followed by adenocarcinoma (n=57, duct carcinoma breast (n=22 , mucoepidermoid carcinoma (n=19, undifferentiated carcinoma (n=13, small cell carcinoma (n=11 and other malignancies Cervical lymph nodes were the most commonly involved and the commonest primary site was head and neck. In most of the cases primary could be pointed out based on clinical and cytological findings. CONCLUSION FNAC is a rapid, safe, easy and non-expensive diagnostic technique which can be used for initial diagnosis of metastatic lymphadenopathy in a resource challenged environment, confirm secondaries where primary tumor is evident, for detection of primary of unknown origin and for response to treatment.

  9. Egg and larvae of filarial worm in fine-needle aspiration smears of lymph node

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    Jitendra Singh Nigam

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Filariasis is a major health problem in tropical countries like India. Detection of egg with or without larva in fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC is very unusual despite the high incidence of this parasite in endemic zone. Early diagnosis and treatment prevent the more severe manifestations of disease. A 6-year-old male from eastern Uttar Pradesh presented with the complaints of axillary swelling, fever and loss of appetite. On examination, swelling was 3 cm × 2 cm in size, freely mobile, firm and non-tender. FNA was performed and air-dried smears were stained with Giemsa stain. Smears showed many short and blunt larvae without any distinct sheath and nuclei. Numerous round to oval eggs with short coiled larvae inside them were also seen. A diagnosis of filarial lymphadenopathy was made. The case was considered worth documentation to highlight the finding of filarial eggs in FNA of lymph node, which can be missed or misdiagnosed by an unexperienced pathologist leading to delayed or wrong treatment of a curable disease.

  10. Evaluating the Minimal Specimens From Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration in Pancreatic Masses.

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    Park, Joo Kyung; Kang, Ki Joo; Oh, Cho Rong; Lee, Jong Kyun; Lee, Kyu Taek; Jang, Kee Taek; Park, Sang-Mo; Lee, Kwang Hyuck

    2016-05-01

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has become one of the most useful diagnostic modalities for the diagnosis of pancreatic mass. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of analyzing the minimal specimens obtained by EUS-FNA for the diagnosis of solid masses of pancreas.This study consisted of retrospective and prospective analyses. The retrospective study was performed on 116 patients who underwent EUS-FNA of solid masses for cytological smear, histological analysis, and combined analysis including immunohistochemical (IHC) staining. In the prospective study, 79 patients were enrolled to evaluate the quality and accuracy of EUS-FNA histological analysis and feasibility of IHC staining.The final diagnoses of all patients included pancreatic cancer (n = 126), nonpancreatic cancer (n = 21), other neoplasm (n = 27), and benign lesions (n = 21). In our retrospective study, the combined analysis was more sensitive than cytological analysis alone (P peripancreatic lesions. Combined analysis showed significantly higher sensitivity than cytology alone because IHC staining was helpful for a diagnosis in some patients. PMID:27227937

  11. Hyalinizing trabecular tumor of the thyroid gland: A puzzling entity on fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Jitendra Nasit

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Hyalinizing trabecular tumor (HTT is a rare unique but controversial thyroid neoplasm, characterized by prominent trabecular growth pattern and stromal hyalinization. Whether HTT is a benign tumor or a variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC is still unclear. Cytology findings of HTT have been described in few reports. Cytological features of HTT frequently overlap with those of PTC and medullary thyroid carcinoma, which can lead to frequent misdiagnosis. In order to avoid overtreatment like total thyroidectomy, pathologist should be aware of cytological features of HTT. We present a case of 35-year-old female with a right-side thyroid swelling for three years. Fine needle aspiration cytology was performed. According to The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology, cytological diagnosis of benign thyroid neoplasm was made. Histopathology of the right thyroidectomy specimen showed HTT. Accurate preoperative diagnosis of HTT requires a very meticulous and cautious approach in the evaluation of cytological features. Trabecular pattern of cells, vague curved nuclear palisading, radiating arrangement of cells around hyaline material, spindled to elongated cells, filamentous cytoplasmic processes with ill-defined cell border and yellow bodies are important diagnostic features of HTT. Nuclear features alone are insufficient for the diagnosis of HTT. Any suspicious cytology of thyroid lesion should follow hemithyroidectomy and histopathological evaluation.

  12. Papillary thyroid carcinoma, a diagnostic approach in fine needle aspiration: Review of literature

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    Shirish S Chandanwale

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite well-defined cytology features of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC in fine needle aspiration (FNA, diagnostic difficulties do exist while making decision in respect to papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC cases. Aims: The aim of this study is to clarify diagnostic significance of various cytology features of PTC and to identify possible diagnostic pitfalls. Materials and Methods: FNA cytology (FNAC features and clinical findings of 17 PTC cases diagnosed on histology were retrieved. A retrospective review of these cases was performed. Results: The frequency and number of papillary formations, intranuclear cytoplasmic inclusions (INCI, and nuclear grooves (NG was more in PTC cases as compared to suggestive/suspicious of (S/O and rule out (R/O PTC cases. Cyst macrophages forming clusters were seen in six cases. Multinucleated giant cells (MGC were seen in seven cases. Large MGC with dense cytoplasm and more nuclei were seen in four PTC and one S/O PTC cases. Conclusion: FNAC features of PTC in FNA smears are neither constant nor specific. All the cytology features of PTC should be reported in proper context which allows endocrine specialist to treat and urgent histological verification.

  13. Fine needle aspiration cytology of non-hematological neoplasms in pediatric age group: Our experience

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    Mimi Gangopadhyay

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The role of aspiration cytology has largely been ignored in pediatric population. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC in non-hematological neoplasms in children in our institution, which is a rural tertiary care center. Materials and Methods: A total of 88 cases of non-hematological pediatric mass lesions were studied in which cytopathological diagnosis could be corroborated with histopathology. Results: Out of all the cases, 70 (80% cases were benign tumors and 18 (20% were malignant tumors. Fibroadenoma (37.9% comprised the majority of cases in the benign category while small round cell tumors (SRCTs (44.4% comprised the majority of cases in the malignant category. Definite diagnosis could be offered based on the cytomorphology in 79.5% cases, while in 20.5% of cases only a broad cytological classification could be offered. Among the malignant lesions, FNAC showed 100% sensitivity while a specific diagnosis was made in 90% of cases. Conclusion: FNAC proved to be a rapid and fairly accurate tool in diagnosing non-hematological tumors in the pediatric age group.

  14. The Clinical Usefulness of Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Thyroid Nodules

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    Thyroid nodules are a common disease in clinical practice. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is an accurate and safe method for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. One of the limitations of FNA is the variable rate of unsatisfactory specimens, especially in small sized, deep seated or complex cystic nodules. To overcome this problem, ultrasound-guided FNA (US-FNA) has been widely used. In this study, the clinical usefulness of US-FNA cytology in thyroid nodules was investigated. Female to male ratio was 6.58:1. The incidence of nodules were 157 (43.1%) cases on the right, 130 (35.7%) cases on the left and 9 (2.5%) cases in isthmus. Total 139 cases (38.2%) belong to less than 1 cm and 225 cases (61.8%) belong to more than 1 cm. As for the echo type in the nodules, solid types were 255(70.1%), cystic type 39 (10.7%) cases, and the percentage of mixed type was 19.2%. The results show that US-FNA reduces the possibility of unsatisfactory cytologic specimens and the rate of false-negative diagnosis, and improves the diagnostic accuracy in investigation thyroid nodules.

  15. [Cytologic diagnosis of abdominal lesions with fine needle aspiration guided by ultrasound].

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    Candia, P; Rojas, M; Alvarado, M; Garassini, M A; Römer, M A

    1990-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to analyse the advantages and disadvantages of puncture-aspiration with fine needle, guided by ultrasonography, trying to determine its usefulness in our hospitals and its reliability in the diagnosis of intraabdominal lesions of different locations. 29 punctures were practiced on 19 patients, 9 women and 10 men of ages comprised between 34 and 94 years, with lesions in different organs of the abdominal cavity diagnosed by ultrasonography with real time equipment and lineal 3.5 and 5 MHz transducers. After cleaning and antisepsis a Chiba needle is introduced under ultrasonographic vision, up to the location of the lesion, the guide is removed and under a negative pressure, the sample is taken, which is later dried into the air and coloured using the May-Grünwald-Giemsa Technique. Only in one case it was not possible to obtain adequate material for the cytological study. There were 11 positive cases for malignity and 7 negative, one of which was a false negative. The sensibility of the method was of 91.6% with a specificity of 100% and a reliability of 89.4%. We definitely believe that the method is practical, very easy to carry out in our hospitals with a minimum amount of risk, and most of all, dependable to clarify certain diagnoses. PMID:2152268

  16. How good is fine needle aspiration? What results should you expect?

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    Eisendrath, Pierre; Ibrahim, Mostafa

    2014-01-01

    Tissue acquisition plays a key role before treatment decision in most of oncological pathologies but also in several benign diseases. By offering tissue sampling, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has become an essential tool in the diagnostic processes. One of the reasons for the success of the technique is related to its excellent diagnostic performance. The diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA is above 80% for most of the usual indications. These performances are however dependent on some factors related to both the disease and patient's medical history but also related to medical staff expertise. Endoscopist needs to know how to reach a lesion but also how to efficiently acquire good tissue samples. This review aims to report general recommendations available in the literature for high quality EUS-FNA. Sample processing and sample interpretation also influence diagnostic accuracy of FNA. This paper includes a discussion on sample processing and benefits of the on-site pathology examination. It also provides the results reported in the literature of sample adequacy and diagnostic performance of EUS-FNA for most common indications: Pancreatic diseases, sub-mucosal lesion, mucosal thickenings, lymph nodes, cystic lesion and free fluids. PMID:24949404

  17. Value of biomedical scientists providing on-site specimen adequacy assessment for fine-needle aspirations.

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    Narine, N; Rana, D N; Perera, D M; Irshad, A

    2012-01-01

    Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is accepted as a first-line investigation in patients with superficial or deep-seated mass lesions. One of the fundamental principles of successful aspiration is harvesting sufficient numbers of cells that are representative of the lesion being investigated. Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides FNA services to Christie Hospital, including non-attended and biomedical scientist-attended aspirations, some of which are assessed on-site for specimen adequacy. This study audits the FNA coverage provided to Christie Hospital by exploring the contribution of biomedical scientist on-site specimen adequacy assessment to successful aspirations and identifies potential areas for service improvement such that unsatisfactory sampling is reduced. Satisfactory sampling rates varied between biomedical scientist-attended (79%) and non-attended (70%) procedures. Within the former group, 100% satisfactory sampling was achieved with on-site assessment, falling to 77% without on-site assessment. The highest unsatisfactory sampling rate was identified at 33% for thyroid aspirations in endocrinology, while rates elsewhere varied between 21% and 23%. This audit demonstrated the value of on-site specimen adequacy assessment as the ultimate goal of any FNA is to negate the need for more invasive procedures. In terms of flexibility and economic value, having adequately trained biomedical scientists to perform on-site assessment is quite feasible. Extending this biomedical scientist-led service to other departments would reduce unsatisfactory sample rates and the requirement for more invasive procedures. PMID:23057157

  18. Significance of eosinophils in diagnosing Hashimoto′s thyroiditis on fine-needle aspiration cytology

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    Ekambaram Maheswari

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Hashimoto′s thyroiditis (HT is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in those areas of the world where iodine levels are sufficient. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC can accurately diagnose this lesion in most of the patients. However, a small percentage of cases may be missed due to inherent limitations of this procedure. Therefore, cytologic clues to increase sensitivity of diagnosis need to be searched for. Aims: To assess whether an eosinophilic infiltration of the thyroid gland has a higher association with HT than colloid goiter. Materials and Methods: The study was a case-control study. Smears obtained by FNAC of 50 case, each of HT (which served as cases and colloid goiter (which served as controls were observed. The number of eosinophils and neutrophils per high-power field (HPF was counted in all the smears. The eosinophil-neutrophil ratio in the smears, diagnosed as HT, was then compared with that of colloid goiter using unpaired t-test. Results: Smears diagnosed as HT was found to have a significantly higher eosinophil-neutrophil ratio than smears diagnosed as colloid goiter (P value 0.0001. Conclusion: Eosinophilic infiltration of the thyroid gland has higher association with Hashimoto thyroiditis.

  19. The Clinical Usefulness of Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Thyroid Nodules

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    Kim, Mi Young [Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Dankook University Hospital, Yongin (Korea, Republic of); Park, Young Sun [Dept. of Radiological Technology, Daejeon Health Science College, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

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    Thyroid nodules are a common disease in clinical practice. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is an accurate and safe method for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. One of the limitations of FNA is the variable rate of unsatisfactory specimens, especially in small sized, deep seated or complex cystic nodules. To overcome this problem, ultrasound-guided FNA (US-FNA) has been widely used. In this study, the clinical usefulness of US-FNA cytology in thyroid nodules was investigated. Female to male ratio was 6.58:1. The incidence of nodules were 157 (43.1%) cases on the right, 130 (35.7%) cases on the left and 9 (2.5%) cases in isthmus. Total 139 cases (38.2%) belong to less than 1 cm and 225 cases (61.8%) belong to more than 1 cm. As for the echo type in the nodules, solid types were 255(70.1%), cystic type 39 (10.7%) cases, and the percentage of mixed type was 19.2%. The results show that US-FNA reduces the possibility of unsatisfactory cytologic specimens and the rate of false-negative diagnosis, and improves the diagnostic accuracy in investigation thyroid nodules.

  20. When Morphology Meets Somatic Mutations: The New Possible Scenario in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration.

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    Rossi, Esther Diana; Schmitt, Fernando

    2016-01-01

    This study points to the analysis of the morphological features suggestive of somatic mutations, mostly the BRAFV600E mutation, on cytological samples of thyroid carcinomas. According to the literature, the application of ancillary techniques on cytology comes in handy as a challenging aid in ruling out a malignant outcome on both conventional and liquid-based cytological preparations. However, the evaluation of somatic mutations, including BRAFV600E, usually performed by DNA techniques, may have some limitations in a worldwide diffusion. In this perspective, few authors emphasized the morphological search for BRAFV600E mutations harbored in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and characterized by specific architectural and cellular findings (i.e. eosinophilic cells defined as 'plump cells' and sickle-shaped nuclei). Hence, the detection of eosinophilic cytoplasm of mutated PTC cells seems to suggest the possible involvement of the 'Warburg effect' pioneering the ability of cancer cells to convert glucose into lactic acid. The recent yields of immunohistochemical expression of monocarboxylate transporters in mutated PTCs may suggest the accumulation of lactate in these plump cells. Equally importantly, the detection of these morphological findings using fine-needle aspiration cytology may be helpful in triaging thyroid lesions and limiting costs. Additionally, it may lead to the stratification of the malignant risk and personalized management in cases with multifocal lesions. PMID:27288325

  1. Cytologic findings and diagnostic yield in 92 dogs undergoing fine-needle aspiration of the pancreas.

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    Cordner, Amy P; Sharkey, Leslie C; Armstrong, P Jane; McAteer, Kaitlyn D

    2015-03-01

    The diagnosis of pancreatic disease in small animal veterinary patients is complicated by nonspecific clinical signs and the limitations of diagnostic testing. Pancreatic cytology is a potential diagnostic tool, but safety and diagnostic yield are not well characterized in large patient cohorts. We hypothesized that pancreatic fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in dogs would frequently generate diagnostic-quality samples and subsequent adverse medical events would be uncommon. Ninety-two client-owned dogs undergoing pancreatic FNA for clinical diagnostic evaluation were identified retrospectively by a computer search for pancreatic cytology submissions. Archived slides were reviewed by a single board-certified clinical pathologist using a predetermined descriptive scheme. Medical records were reviewed for adverse events 48 hr following FNA, for concurrent procedures and diagnosis in patients with adverse events and for histology results. Diagnostic yield was calculated as the % cases in which a cytologic diagnosis could be achieved; correlation with histology or other confirmatory testing was determined when possible. Diagnostic yield was 73.5%, and the major pathologic process identified cytologically correlated with confirmatory testing in 10 out of 11 cases. There were 7 adverse events, all in dogs with significant comorbidities or undergoing other invasive procedures. Pancreatic FNA in dogs has a good diagnostic yield and a low rate of clinical complications in a large case series of dogs. Correlation of cytology and histology results was high in a limited number of cases. PMID:25776547

  2. Malignancy risk analysis in patients with inadequate fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC of the thyroid.

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    Talib Al Maqbali

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC is the standard diagnostic modality for thyroid nodules. However, it has limitations among which is the incidence of non-diagnostic results (Thy1. Management of cases with repeatedly non-diagnostic FNAC ranges from simple observation to surgical intervention. We aim to evaluate the incidence of malignancy in non-diagnostic FNAC, and the success rate of repeated FNAC. We also aim to evaluate risk factors for malignancy in patients with non-diagnostic FNAC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analyses of consecutive cases with thyroid non diagnostic FNAC results were included. RESULTS: Out of total 1657 thyroid FNAC done during the study period, there were 264 (15.9% non-diagnostic FNAC on the first attempt. On repeating those, the rate of a non-diagnostic result on second FNAC was 61.8% and on third FNAC was 47.2%. The overall malignancy rate in Thy1 FNAC was 4.5% (42% papillary, 42% follicular and 8% anaplastic, and the yield of malignancy decreased considerably with successive non-diagnostic FNAC. Ultrasound guidance by an experienced head neck radiologist produced the lowest non-diagnostic rate (38% on repetition compared to US guidance by a generalist radiologist (65% and by non US guidance (90%. CONCLUSIONS: There is a low risk of malignancy in patients with a non-diagnostic FNAC result, commensurate to the risk of any nodule. The yield of malignancy decreased considerably with successive non-diagnostic FNAC.

  3. Pancreatic Leak After Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Managed by Transpapillary Pancreatic Duct Stenting

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    Savio Reddymasu

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Context Endoscopic ultrasonography guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA is a front line test used for the diagnosis of solid as well as cystic lesions of the pancreas. This procedure is fairly well tolerated and associated with minimal complications. Local complications such as perforation and pancreatitis have been reported with EUS-FNA, albeit rarely. Although pancreatic duct injury can occur during EUS-FNA, symptomatic pancreatic duct leak as a complication of this procedure has never been reported. Case report We present a 67-year-old patient who developed symptomatic ascites after EUS-FNA of a pancreatic neck lesion that required several paracenteses. Analysis of the ascitic fluid revealed that the fluid amylase and lipase levels were very high consistent with pancreatic ascites. An endoscopic retrograde pancreatography was subsequently performed that documented the presence of a pancreatic duct leak in the neck. The pancreatic duct leak and the ascites resolved after placing a pancreatic duct stent. Conclusion A clinically significant pancreatic leak can occur as a rare complication of EUS-FNA that can be effectively managed by endoscopic retrograde pancreatography and placement of a transpapillary pancreatic duct stent.

  4. Assessment of SPAG9 Transcript in Fine Needle Aspirates of Thyroid Nodules

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    Volard, Bertrand; Krieger, Sophie; Planchard, Gaétane; Hardouin, Agnès; Vaur, Dominique; Rame, Jean-Pierre; Bardet, Stéphane

    2012-01-01

    Objectives Sperm-associated antigen 9 (SPAG9) has been suggested as a possible biomarker in several malignancies including thyroid cancer. We investigated the expression of SPAG9 mRNA in fine needle aspiration (FNA) material from papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and benign thyroid nodules. Study Design SPAG9 expression was assessed in 36 FNA samples corresponding to 16 PTC and 20 benign nodules using the original method detecting the SPAG9 transcript containing intron 21 (NCBI X91879). The presence of the BRAF V600E point mutation was also analyzed by pyrosequencing. Results Six of 16 (38%) PTC samples were positive for X91879 SPAG9 transcript compared to 8 of 20 (40%) benign samples (p = 0.88). Out of 12 BRAF-positive PTC, 3 (25%) also expressed the SPAG9 transcript compared to 3 out of 4 BRAF-negative PTC (75%; p = 0.12). Conclusions The X91879 SPAG9 transcript originally described does not appear to be overexpressed in FNA material from PTC or to be clinically relevant in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. PMID:24783006

  5. Role of preoperative endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle tattooing of a pancreatic head insulinoma

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    Pornchai; Leelasinjaroen; Wuttiporn; Manatsathit; Richard; Berri; Mohammed; Barawi; Frank; G; Gress

    2014-01-01

    Although insulinomas are rare, they are the most com-mon pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, with an inci-dence of four cases per million population. Insulinomas are generally benign indolent intrapancreatic tumors. Surgical resection remains the main option for treat-ment. However, up to 67% of a pancreatic head insu-linomas are nonpalpable, thus surgical resection of the nonplapable insulinoma in this area could become prob-lematic resulting in prolonged surgical time, increased risk of pancreatic duct injury and need for pancreati-coduodenectomy. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine- needle tattooing(EUS-FNT), has been shown to have a crucial role for localization of pancreatic body and tail lesions, facilitating laparoscopic distal pancreatectomyand helping surgeons identify the location of the tumor. EUS-FNT might have a role for preoperative localiza-tion of pancreatic head insulinomas which are likely to be nonpalpable. We report a case of preoperative EUS-FNT for localization of a nonplapable pancreatic head insulinoma. This report demonstrates that EUS-FNT of pancreatic head insulinomas may facilitate surgical resection, reduce operative time and decrease surgical complications.

  6. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of metastases to the pancreas: A study of 25 cases

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    Gilbert, Christopher M.; Monaco, Sara E.; Cooper, Scott T.; Khalbuss, Walid E.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Metastases to the pancreas are an uncommon cause of pancreatic masses seen on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA). The purpose of this study is to retrospectively review the cytomorphology, clinical findings, and results of ancillary studies in a large series of these unusual cases. Materials and Methods: We searched our institution′s pathology database for EUS-guided FNAs of the pancreas that were diagnostic of metastatic tumor over a 5-year period. Th...

  7. Image-Guided Fine Needle Cytology with Aspiration Versus Non-Aspiration in Retroperitoneal Masses: Is Aspiration Necessary?

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    Misra, Rajiv Kumar; Mitra, Shaila; Jain, Rishav Kumar; Vahikar, Shilpa; Bundela, Archana; Misra, Purak

    2015-01-01

    Background: Although using fine needle cytology with aspiration (FNC-A) for establishing diagnoses in the retroperitoneal region has shown promise, there is scant literature supporting a role of non-aspiration cytology (FNC-NA) for this region. We assessed the accuracy and reliability of FNC-A and FNC-NA as tools for preoperative diagnosis of retroperitoneal masses and compared the results of both techniques with each other and with histopathology. Methods: Fifty-seven patients with retroperi...

  8. How to improve the success of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of pancreatic lesions

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    Antonio Z Gimeno-García; Elwassief, Ahmed

    2012-01-01

    Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is highly accurate for assessing the pancreatic parenchyma and ductal system. Currently, it is the most sensitive imaging procedure for detecting small solid pancreatic masses. EUS-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNA) is a safe and highly accurate tool for the diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy. Prior to perform an EUS-FNA one should wonder whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks of the procedure. Therefore, it is important to take into a...

  9. High risk of acute pancreatitis after endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of side branch intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms

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    Siddiqui, Ali A.; Shahid, Haroon; Shah, Apeksha; Khurana, Tanvi; Huntington, William; Ghumman, Saad S.; Loren, David E; Kowalski, Thomas E; Laique, Sobia; Hayat, Umar; Eloubeidi, Mohamad A

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objectives: Data on the risk of acute pancreatitis following endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of pancreatic cystic lesions are limited. The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of acute pancreatitis after EUS-FNA of pancreatic cysts and solid lesions, and determine whether there was a difference in pancreatitis risk in patients with side branch intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (SB-IPMN). Patients and Methods: A retrospective review...

  10. Renal Tumor Biopsy Technique

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    Lei Zhang; Xue-Song Li; Li-Qun Zhou

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To review hot issues and future direction of renal tumor biopsy (RTB) technique.Data Sources:The literature concerning or including RTB technique in English was collected from PubMed published from 1990 to 2015.Study Selection:We included all the relevant articles on RTB technique in English,with no limitation of study design.Results:Computed tomography and ultrasound were usually used for guiding RTB with respective advantages.Core biopsy is more preferred over fine needle aspiration because of superior accuracy.A minimum of two good-quality cores for a single renal tumor is generally accepted.The use of coaxial guide is recommended.For biopsy location,sampling different regions including central and peripheral biopsies are recommended.Conclusion:In spite of some limitations,RTB technique is relatively mature to help optimize the treatment of renal tumors.

  11. Efficacy of an in-house polymerase chain reaction assay for rapid diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in patients with tubercular lymphadenitis: Comparison with fine needle aspiration cytology and conventional techniques

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    Sharma Meera

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Tubercular lymphadenitis (TB-L is the most common manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Excisional biopsy with histopathological examination, Ziehl-Neelsen staining (ZNS and culture and fine needle aspiration (FNA cytology, although useful in the diagnosis of TB-L, cannot diagnose a substantial proportion of cases. We investigated the role of an in-house polymerase chain reaction (PCR assay targeting the IS6110 gene from the FNA material in the diagnosis of the disease. Materials and Methods: The clinical profile of 150 patients with lymphadenopathy was noted and the fine needle aspirate was collected. After cytological processing, ZNS and culture on Lowenstein-Jensen media, mycobacterial DNA was isolated from the residual aspirate material and IS6110 gene PCR was performed. Results of cytology, ZNS, culture and IS6110 gene PCR were compared. Results: There were 49 confirmed patients of TB-L based on laboratory parameters (either culture isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis or any two of cytology, ZNS, PCR positive and clinical response to therapy. Sensitivity and specificity of FNA was 89.8% and 96%, of ZNS was 40.8% and 99%, of culture was 40.8% and 100% and of IS6110 gene PCR test was 100% and 92.1%. Conclusion: IS6110 PCR can be considered a valuable adjunct to cytology, ZNS and culture techniques in the diagnosis of TB-L.

  12. Sonographic features and ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration of metastases to the thyroid gland

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    To evaluate the characteristic ultrasonographic (US) features of metastatic carcinoma to the thyroid, and how accurate US features and ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) are for the diagnosis of thyroid metastases. Twenty-three thyroid lesions in 23 patients (mean age, 66.7 years; range, 46 to 85 years) that had been diagnosed as thyroid metastases were included. The composition, echogenicity, margin, shape, presence of calcifications, underlying parenchymal echotexture, and vascularity were analyzed in US images of the thyroid metastases. Final US assessments were categorized into probably benign and suspicious malignancy. The presence of suspicious metastatic cervical lymph nodes was noted. The medical records, US-FNA cytology, and pathology reports of these patients were retrospectively reviewed. Of the 23 thyroid lesions, the general US appearance was mass-forming in 21 (91.3%) and non-mass-forming in 2 (8.7%). All 23 lesions showed a solid tumor composition. Common US features among the 21 mass-forming thyroid metastases were hypoechogenicity (81.0%), non-circumscribed margins (90.5%), no calcifications (76.2%), and parallel shape (81.0%). Suspicious cervical lymph nodes were present in 18 patients (78.3%). Of the 23 lesions, 21 (91.3%) were classified as suspicious malignancy, and 2 (8.7%) as probably benign. US-FNA showed diagnostic results specific for metastases in 21 of the 22 patients (95.5%) who had undergone US-FNA. Common US features in thyroid metastasis were hypoechogenicity, non-circumscribed margins, no calcifications, parallel shape, and the presence of suspicious cervical lymph nodes. US-FNA can be effectively used in the diagnosis of thyroid metastasis, preventing unnecessary surgery.

  13. Fine needle aspiration of secondary synovial sarcoma of the thyroid gland.

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    Murro, Diana; Slade, Jamie Macagba; Syed, Sahr; Gattuso, Paolo

    2015-11-01

    Synovial sarcomas (SS) of the head and neck region are extremely rare and arise in only 5% of cases. We present a case of secondary SS of the thyroid originally diagnosed as medullary carcinoma on fine needle aspiration (FNA). A 41-year-old man presented with several weeks of dysphonia and a left thyroid mass. FNA of the thyroid nodule showed a cellular smear composed of loosely cohesive oval to spindle-shaped cells with irregular nuclear borders, finely granular chromatin, and inconspicuous nucleoli. The patient was diagnosed with medullary carcinoma and underwent a total thyroidectomy. Intro-operatively, the mass was found to arise from the tracheoesophageal groove with spread to the left thyroid. Microscopic examination of the thyroid tumor revealed a dense spindle cell proliferation with abundant mitoses, scant cords and nests of epithelial cells and foci of necrosis. The spindle cells were positive for bcl2 and vimentin and the epithelial cells were positive for cytokeratin 8/18 and epithelial membrane antigen (EMA). Both spindle and epithelial cells were negative for thyroglobulin, calcitonin, synaptophysin and chromogranin. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) demonstrated translocation (X;18)(p11;q11), confirming the diagnosis of SS. The patient underwent a total laryngopharyngoesophagectomy with subsequent adjuvant therapy and is currently disease free. Only 6 cases of histologically confirmed primary SS of the thyroid have been reported. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of FISH-confirmed secondary SS of the thyroid and also the first case of SS arising from the tracheoesophageal groove. PMID:26304470

  14. The diagnostic evaluation of fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid and its clinical application

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    Jiayu Zhang; Jian Wang

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the diagnostic value of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and its clinical application. Methods: From April 2009 to February 2011, thyroid FNAC were performed in a total of 186 patients with thyroid nodule or mass in our hospital and 78 of those 186 patients subsequently underwent thyroidectomy. The FNAC findings were compared with the results of the corresponding histological diagnosis. Results: The results of thyroid FNAC for 186 patients showed that, (1) 166 cases of benign lesions, the detection rate was 89.24% (166/186), including 96 cases of nodular colloid goiter (51.61 %), 28 cases of simple colloid goiter (15.05%), 38 cases of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) (20.43%) and 4 cases of thyroid adenoma (2.15%); (2) 4 cases of suspicious malignant lesion, the detection rate was 2.15% (4/186); (3) 16 cases of malignant tumor, the detection rate was 8.60% (16/186). Seventy eight patients including malignant (16), suspicious malignant (4), HT (20) and nodular colloid goiters (38) cases diagnosed by FNAC were performed operation with thyroidectomy and the postoperative histopathologic results showed that there were 2 cases HT combined thyroid papillary carcinoma in HT 20 cases by FNAC, 15 cases of thyroid papillary carcinoma and 1 case of follicular carcinoma in 16 cases of malignant tumor by FNAC and 4 case of thyroid papillary carcinoma in 4 cases of suspicious malignant by FNAC. Conclusion: Thyroid FNAC is a valuable and reliable method for the diagnosis of the thyroid nodules or mass or even most diffuse thyroid diseases. Diagnosis of HT and thyroid papillary carcinoma can be made by thyroid FNAC. There was larger hint value for nodular colloid goiter and simple colloid goiter according to thyroid FNAC.

  15. FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY IN DIAGNOSIS OF LYMPHADENOPATHY ASSOCIATED WITH TUBERCULOSIS

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    Sunil Vitthalrao

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis remains most common infectious disease in the developing world. Cytomorphological studies with detection of acid fast bacilli prove to be valuable diagnostic method in case of tuberculosis lymphadenopathy. AIMS: To study the various cytomorp hological patterns of tuberculous lymphadenopathy and role of Ziehl - Neelsen stain (ZN to detect acid fast bacilli (AFB. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This study was descriptive, cross - sectional and analytical, conducted at Krishna hospital and medical research c entre, tertiary care and rural hospital from a period of January 2014 to December 2014. Patients with lymphadenopathy having clinical suspicion of tuberculosis were referred to Pathology department for cytopathological evaluation. Clinical presentation, ro utine investigations and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC smear study with Hematoxylin and eosin, Giemsa and Ziehl - Neelsen stain was done. RESULT: In this study total 135 patients of lymphadenopathy were studied for aspiration cytology. Incidence of tuberculous lymphadenitis was noted in 52 cases (38.51 %. The cervical group of lymph node enlargement was most common site. Most patients presented in 21 to 30 years of age group with M:F ratio 1.2:1. The most common cytological feature was epithelioid granuloma without necrosis was in 25 cases (48.07%. Others were epithelioid granuloma with caseous necrosis in 16 cases (30.76%, necrosis without granuloma in 6 cases (11.52% and polymorphs with necrosis with/ without epithelioid granuloma seen in 5 cas es (9.61%.AFB positivity was noted in 17 cases ( 32.69 %. CONCLUSION: FNAC is a very important investigation in diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis, if it is supported with ZN stain for AFB will help to confirmatory diagnosis of the disease and for bet ter management of the patients.

  16. Sonographic features and ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration of metastases to the thyroid gland

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    Yoon, Jung Hyun; Kim, Eun Kyung; Kwak, Jin Young; Moon, Hee Jung; Kim, Ga Ram [Dept. of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-03-15

    To evaluate the characteristic ultrasonographic (US) features of metastatic carcinoma to the thyroid, and how accurate US features and ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) are for the diagnosis of thyroid metastases. Twenty-three thyroid lesions in 23 patients (mean age, 66.7 years; range, 46 to 85 years) that had been diagnosed as thyroid metastases were included. The composition, echogenicity, margin, shape, presence of calcifications, underlying parenchymal echotexture, and vascularity were analyzed in US images of the thyroid metastases. Final US assessments were categorized into probably benign and suspicious malignancy. The presence of suspicious metastatic cervical lymph nodes was noted. The medical records, US-FNA cytology, and pathology reports of these patients were retrospectively reviewed. Of the 23 thyroid lesions, the general US appearance was mass-forming in 21 (91.3%) and non-mass-forming in 2 (8.7%). All 23 lesions showed a solid tumor composition. Common US features among the 21 mass-forming thyroid metastases were hypoechogenicity (81.0%), non-circumscribed margins (90.5%), no calcifications (76.2%), and parallel shape (81.0%). Suspicious cervical lymph nodes were present in 18 patients (78.3%). Of the 23 lesions, 21 (91.3%) were classified as suspicious malignancy, and 2 (8.7%) as probably benign. US-FNA showed diagnostic results specific for metastases in 21 of the 22 patients (95.5%) who had undergone US-FNA. Common US features in thyroid metastasis were hypoechogenicity, non-circumscribed margins, no calcifications, parallel shape, and the presence of suspicious cervical lymph nodes. US-FNA can be effectively used in the diagnosis of thyroid metastasis, preventing unnecessary surgery.

  17. Papillary thyroid carcinoma: How much should the surgeon read from Fine needle aspiration cytology reports?

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    Das Dilip

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: During routine fine needle aspiration cytodiagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC, a number of cases are diagnosed as suspicious; or it is suggested that PTC or a neoplasm be ruled out by histopathology. Since these diagnostic labels are likely to put the clinicians in a difficult situation while planning the management, this study aims to find out how much the surgeon should read from these reports. Materials and Methods: The patients were divided into two groups. Group A included 38 cases diagnosed as PTC or suspicious of PTC. Group B included 40 cases in which it was suggested that PTC/a neoplasm to be ruled out and non-neoplastic lesions with one or more cytologic features of PTC. The two groups were compared with clinical, imaging and cytomorphologic features. Results: A significant difference was observed with respect to age between Group A and Group B (P<0.001. The frequency of the following five cytologic features was significantly higher in Group A: papillary formation (P<0.001, psammoma bodies (P=0.054, fine nuclear chromatin (P=0.010, frequent nuclear grooves (P<0.001 and intra-nuclear cytoplasmic inclusion (P<0.001. Three or more of the five cytologic features were also reported in significantly higher number of Group A cases (P<0.001. Majority (81.8% of the cases with subsequent histology in Group A were confirmed as PTC as opposed to 7.7% in Group B (P<0.001. Conclusions: Thus, cases with definitive cytodiagnosis of PTC and suggestive of PTC (Group A should be taken much more seriously by the surgeons as compared to Group B cases.

  18. CORRELATION OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY WITH BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE AND BRUSH SMEAR CYTOLOGY IN PULMONARY LESIONS

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC, Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL and Brush Cytology are important diagnostic tools for evaluation of pulmonary lesions. Considering the limitations of these procedures correlation of these cytological techniques may help in improving accuracy and increasing the diagnostic yield. AIM: To determine the role of FNAC, Brush and BAL Cytology in pulmonary lesions and to correlate the efficacy of FNAC with Brush and BAL Cytology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on 78 patients with radiologically demonstrable pulmonary lesions in the department of pathology and Dr ML Chest Hospital, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur over a period from nov2011-july2013. The cases selected had to give consent for the procedure. Bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial brush sample were taken and FNAC was done in the cases. RESULTS: In present study 78 cases of pulmonary lesions were subjected to FNAC and/ or Bronchoalveolar lavage and brush cytology. Among them 49 cases were selected in which all three procedures were done. The sensitivity and specificity for detecting lung tumors by FNAC was 96.29% and 95.45% which was more than that of BAL cytology (84.61%, 91.30% and Brush cytology (81.48%, 95.45%. FNA correlates with Brush and BAL cytology in 78.57% of malignant lesions. Among malignant lesions 84.61% of BAL and Brush cytology correlates with FNA for diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. FNA correlates with 66.67% of brush and 83.37% of BAL fluid cytology for diagnosis of adenocarcinoma. BAL and Brush both correlates with FNA in 83.33% cases of small cell carcinoma. Overall 85.71% of BAL and 82.14% of brush smear cytology correlates with FNA cytology for diagnosis of lung cancers. CONCLUSIONS: FNA, BAL and Brush cytology provide a high yield for evaluation of pulmonary lesions. BAL fluid and brush cytology correlated well with FNAC for diagnosis of lung cancers.

  19. Diagnosis of pancreatic tumors by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration

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    José Celso Ardengh; César Vivian Lopes; Luiz Felipe Pereira de Lima; Juliano Rodrigues de Oliveira; Filadelfio Venco; Giulio Cesare Santo; Jose Luiz Pimenta Modena

    2007-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) for pancreatic solid tumors larger or smaller than 3 cm, and cystic lesions.METHODS: From January/1997 to December/2006, 611 patients with pancreatic tumors were subjected to EUS-FNA. The final diagnosis was obtained either by surgery (356 cases) or after a mean clinical follow-up of 11.8 mo in the remaining patients.RESULTS: There were 405 solid tumors, 189 cystic lesions and 17 mixed. Pancreatic specimens for cytological assessment were successfully obtained by EUS-FNA in 595 (97.4%) cases. There were 352 (57.6%) malignancies and 259 (42.4%) benign tumors. Among the malignancies, pancreatic adenocarcinomas accounted for 67% of the lesions. Overall, the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, and accuracy of EUS-FNA were, respectively, 78.4%, 99.2%, 99.3%, 77.2% and 87.2%. Specifically for solid tumors, the same parameters for neoplasms larger and smaller than 3 cm were, respectively, 78.8% vs 82.4%, 100% vs 98.4%, 100% vs 99%, 54.8% vs 74.1% and 83.1% vs 87.8%. For cystic lesions, the values were, respectively, 72.2%, 99.3%, 97.5%, 91% and 92.2%.CONCLUSION: EUS-FNA can be used to sample pancreatic tumors in most patients. Even though the negative predictive value is inadequate for large solid tumors, the results are rather good for small solid tumors, especially concerning the sensitivity, negative predictive value and diagnostic accuracy. Among all pancreatic lesions, EUS-FNA for cystic lesions can reveal the best negative predictive value and diagnostic accuracy, both higher than 90%.

  20. Cytological grading of breast carcinoma on fine needle aspirates and its relation with histological grading

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    Jyoti Prakash Phukan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Grading of breast carcinoma on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC is beneficial for selecting patients for neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Aims: To grade the breast carcinoma on FNAC using Robinson grading system and to assess the concordance of cytological grading (CG with histological grading (HG using Elston-Ellis modification of Scarff-Bloom-Richardson grading system. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted for 1-year, comprising of 50 female patients attending outpatient departments (OPD as well as admitted in various surgical wards of a teaching hospital, diagnosed as breast carcinoma. FNAC smears were stained with May-Grunwald-Giemsa and Papanicolaou (Pap stains and CG was done using Robinson system on Pap stained smears. The results were compared with HG system after resection of tumors. Results: Of 50 cases, 14 (28% cases were graded as grade I, 24 (48% grade II, and 12 (24% grade III by CG, whereas 9 (18%, 28 (56% and 13 (26% cases were graded as grade I, II and III by HG. The result showed overall 72% concordance of CG with HG, with grade II and grade III showing highest degree of concordance (83.33%, which is comparable to previous studies. Kappa measurement showed a higher degree of agreement in high-grade tumors compared with low-grade tumors (0.73 in grade III, 0.53 in grade II and 0.39 in grade I. Conclusion: Cytological grading is comparable to HG in majority of cases. Because neoadjuvant chemotherapy is becoming increasingly popular as primary treatment modality of breast cancer, CG could be a useful parameter in selecting the mode of therapy and predicting tumor behavior.

  1. Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology of thyroid and evaluation of discordant cases

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    The main role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) lies in differentiating between a malignant and benign thyroid nodule. It greatly influences the treatment decision. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the cytology–histopathology correlation and to analyze the cause of diagnostic errors with an eventual aim to improve diagnostic accuracy. Materials and Methods This is a retrospective study comparing cytology and corresponding histopathology report in 724 thyroid cases. The statistical analysis included false positive rate, false negative rate, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy. Results On cytological examination, 635/724 were reported as benign, 68 malignant and 21 suspicious. On histopathological examination, 626/635 cases were confirmed as benign but there were 9 discordant cases. Among the other cases histopathology diagnosis of malignancy matched in 66/68 and 11/21 cases. Diagnosis correlated in 703/724 cases (97%) [p < 0.001]. False positive and false negative rates were 1.9% and 10.5%, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity were 89.5% and 98%, respectively. The positive predictive value was 84.6% and negative predictive value was 98.6%. Accuracy of FNA was 97%. Conclusion In spite of high accuracy of FNAC in differentiating between a benign and malignant lesion, certain pitfalls should be kept in mind. The common false negative diagnoses were follicular pattern cases which constitute a ‘gray zone’, cystic papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and papillary micro carcinoma. The reason for false positive diagnoses was the occurrence of nuclear features characteristic of PTC in other thyroid lesions. Awareness of pathologist regarding these pitfalls can minimize false negative/positive diagnoses

  2. Discrepancy of target sites between clinician and cytopathological reports in head neck fine needle aspiration: Did I miss the target or did the clinician mistake the organ site?

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    The diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of head and neck lesions is relatively high, but cytologic interpretation might be confusing if the sample is lacking typical cytologic features according to labeled site by physician. These errors may have an impact on pathology search engines, healthcare costs or even adverse outcomes. The cytology archive database of multiple institutions in southern Iran and Australia covering the period 2001–2011, were searched using keywords: salivary gland, head, neck, FNAC, and cytology. All the extracted reports were reviewed. The reports which showed discordance between the clinician's impression of the organ involved and subsequent fine needle biopsy request, and the eventual cytological diagnosis were selected. The cytological diagnosis was confirmed by histology or cell block, with assistance from imaging, clinical outcome, physical examination, molecular studies, or microbiological culture. The total number of 10,200 head and neck superficial FNAC were included in the study, from which 48 cases showed discordance between the clinicians request and the actual site of pathology. Apart from the histopathology, the imaging, clinical history, physical examination, immunohistochemical study, microbiologic culture and molecular testing helped to finalize the target organ of pathology in 23, 6, 7, 8, 2, and 1 cases respectively. The commonest discrepancies were for FNAC of “salivary gland” [total: 20 with actual final pathology in: bone (7), soft tissue (5), lymph node (3), odontogenic (3) and skin (2)], “lymph node” [total: 12 with final pathology in: soft tissue (3), skin (3), bone (1) and brain (1)], “soft tissue” [total: 11 with final pathology in: bone (5), skin (2), salivary gland (1), and ocular region (1)] and “skin” [total: 5 with final pathology in: lymph node (2), bone (1), soft tissue (1) and salivary gland (1)]. The primary physician requesting FNAC of head and neck lesions

  3. US-guided fine-needle biopsy (FNB) of adrenal masses in the staging of lung tumors

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    In patients with lung tumors adrenal masses can represent metastases, hyperplasia, adenoma or other benign lesions, most of which can be asymptomatic. Altough the sensibility of US and CT in the diagnosis of adrenal metastases is very high, their specificity is somehow less satisfactory. The risk of overstaging operable pulmonary tumors is therefore present. US-guided FNB can yield material enough for cytologic and, in some cases, histologic evaluation, thus offering a reliable solution to the clinical problem in selected cases. The experience with US-guided percutaneous mono or bilateral FNB of adrenal masses with Chiba and/or Otto needle in 14 patients with pulmonary neoplasms is reported. The use of Otto needle is suggested in the largest adrenal masses or when histology of the primary neoplasm is unknowen. Bilateral cytological FNB is suggested in borderline lesions

  4. Restricting ultrasound thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy by nodule size: which tumors are we missing? A population-based study.

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    Brito, Juan P; Singh-Ospina, Naykky; Gionfriddo, Michael R; Maraka, Spyridoula; Espinosa De Ycaza, Ana; Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Rene; Morris, John C; Montori, Victor M; Tuttle, R Michael

    2016-03-01

    Clinicians use nodule size to determine which thyroid nodules should receive cytological evaluation. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has recommended against cytological evaluation for nodules histology, or distant metastasis. For all thyroid cancer patients, no cases of persistent disease were found after a median follow-up of 7 years. In this population-based study, we showed that high risk thyroid cancers are rare; indeed, in this highly selected cohort of patients, the ATA's recommendation to avoid cytologic evaluation in thyroid nodules less than 1 cm would not miss any thyroid cancer with high risk features. However, thyroid nodule size at presentation did not accurately discriminate between tumors with favorable versus unfavorable clinicopathologic features. Thus, if further discrimination is desired, for example, to avoid overdiagnosis, features other than size at presentation need to be evaluated. PMID:26254791

  5. Investigation of scanning parameters for thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology specimens: A pilot study

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    Maheswari S Mukherjee

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Interest in developing more feasible and affordable applications of virtual microscopy in the field of cytology continues to grow. Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the scanning parameters for the thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA cytology specimens. Subjects and Methods: A total of twelve glass slides from thyroid FNA cytology specimens were digitized at ×40 with 1 micron (μ interval using seven focal plane (FP levels (Group 1, five FP levels (Group 2, and three FP levels (Group 3 using iScan Coreo Au scanner (Ventana, AZ, USA producing 36 virtual images (VI. With an average wash out period of 2 days, three participants diagnosed the preannotated cells of Groups 1, 2, and 3 using BioImagene′s Image Viewer (version 3.1 (Ventana, Inc., Tucson, AZ, USA, and the corresponding 12 glass slides (Group 4 using conventional light microscopy. Results: All three raters correctly identified and showed complete agreement on the glass and VI for: 86% of the cases at FP Level 3, 83% of the cases at both the FP Levels 5 and 7. The intra-observer concordance between the glass slides and VI for all three raters was highest (97% for Level 3 and glass, same (94% for Level 5 and glass; and Level 7 and glass. The inter-rater reliability was found to be highest for the glass slides, and three FP levels (77%, followed by five FP levels (69.5%, and seven FP levels (69.1%. Conclusions: This pilot study found that among the three different FP levels, the VI digitized using three FP levels had slightly higher concordance, intra-observer concordance, and inter-rater reliability. Scanning additional levels above three FP levels did not improve concordance. We believe that there is no added benefit of acquiring five FP levels or more especially when considering the file size, and storage costs. Hence, this study reports that FP level three and 1 μ could be the potential scanning parameters for the thyroid FNA cytology specimens.

  6. Performance characteristic of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration is unaffected by pancreatic mass size

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    Ramesh, Jayapal; Kim, Hwasoon; Reddy, Kartika; Eltoum, Isam-Eldin A.

    2016-01-01

    Background and study aims: Despite a well-established tool for diagnosis of pancreatic masses, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) studies have shown suboptimal diagnostic performance at divergent mass sizes. Since the impact of gold standard follow-up and presence of on-site evaluation on this observation is unknown, we aimed to study the performance characteristics of EUS-FNA under these strict conditions. Patients and methods: EUS-FNA results from pancreatic mass lesions performed between July 2000 and March 2013 were evaluated. All patients with histological follow-up were then stratified into four groups: Group A ( ≤ 10 mm), Group B (11 – 20 mm), Group C (21 – 40 mm), and Group D (> 40 mm). Sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy were calculated for each group and compared. Results: A total of 612 /3832 (16 %) patients with pancreatic masses who underwent EUS-FNA had histology confirmation. Of these, 81 were excluded due to unavailable lesion size, while the rest formed the study cohort. Mean age (SD) was 65.8 years (9.3) with 51.2 % female. The mean number of passes for the entire cohort was 2.9 (SD 1.9; range 1 – 12); patients in group D had a significantly higher number of passes for on-site diagnosis (P = 0.0124). There was no significant difference between the groups for sensitivity (P = 0.1134) or diagnostic accuracy (P = 0.2111). Proportional trend analysis revealed no significant correlation between size and sensitivity (P = 0.6192). The size of lesion measured by EUS was not associated with sensitivity or specificity after adjusting for age, sex, and pancreatic location. Conclusion: In the presence of rapid on-site cytopathology and when final histology is taken as the gold standard, pancreatic mass size does not affect the performance characteristics of EUS-FNA. PMID:27092323

  7. Scenario of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Neck Masses in a Tertiary Care Hospital

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    Full Text Available Background: Masses in the neck are very common and these may range from inflammatory to neoplastic lesions. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC is a simple, quick and minimally invasive procedure that is well recognized and widely accepted diagnostic tool in separating inflammatory lesions from cystic and neoplastic lesions of the neck. We designed this study in our populations for evaluation of FNAC of different neck masses and that might facilitate the diagnosis and management of these lesions. Objectives: To find out the frequency of different pathological conditions detected on FNAC, to determine the prevalence of neck masses with respect to age and sex and to assert their organs of origin and the nature of the lesions. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in the Department of Pathology, Enam Medical College, Savar, Dhaka from January 2009 to August 2010. The patients of any age and either sex with neck masses were included. Total 526 patients with neck swellings were included in this study. Among these 60.6% were females and 39.4% were males with male to female ratio of 1:1.54. The age of the patients ranged from 10 months to 85 years with mean age of 32.52 ±17.01 years. Results: Of the 526 cases 341 (64.8% were from lymph nodes, 127 cases (24.2% from thyroid glands, 32 cases (6.1% from salivary glands, 14 cases (2.7% from cysts and 12 cases (2.2% from soft tissues. FNAC revealed that 86.2% of the lesions were non-malignant which included 60.5% of inflammatory lesions and 25.7% of other benign lesions. Malignant lesions were found in 8% of cases and 5.9% of the cases were categorized as indeterminate follicular neoplasm of the thyroid gland. Conclusion: Reactive lymphadenitis is the commonest condition in the neck swellings followed by tuberculous lymphadenitis, nodular goiter and malignant neoplasm, especially metastatic carcinoma.

  8. Diagnostic Accuracy and Pitfalls of Preoperative Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Salivary Gland Lesions

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    Purpose: Evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of preoperative fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in salivary gland lesions. Patients and Methods: This is a retrospective study of 82 patients presented at NCI, Cairo University with salivary gland lesion who underwent preoperative FNAC diagnosis with subsequent excision and histopathologic assessment. Cytology results were classified as negative, positive, suspicious for cancer and inadequate. The definitive histopathologic report according to WHO Histological typing was the gold standard diagnosis against which FNAC was compared. Results: Our study included 82 patients who underwent preoperative FNAC of major salivary glands with subsequent surgical excision. Male to female ratio was 1.4: 1. The median age was 42 years. Parotid gland was involved in (68.3%), submandibular in (28%) and sub mental gland in (3.7%). Forty cases (48.8%) were cytologically diagnosed as benign lesions, 26 (31.7%) were malignant and 10 (12.2%) were suspicious. Cytological findings were non diagnostic in 6 (7.3%). The most common benign cytologic diagnosis was pleomorphic adenoma; 16 out of 40 cases (40%), while the most common malignant tumor was carcinoma; 22 out of 26 cases (84.6%). Cytologic diagnoses were compared with histopathologic ones and were true-negative in 37 (92.5%), true-positive in 33 (91.6%), false-negative in 3 (8.3%) and false-positive in 3 (7.5%) cases regarding detection of malignant tumors. The cytologic diagnosis achieved a sensitivity of 91.7%; a specificity of 92.5%, PPV 91.6%, NPV 92.5% and diagnostic accuracy 92%. The rates of agreement of histopathologic type for benign and malignant tumors were 89.2% and 91%, respectively. Conclusion: The sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy of FNAC were 91.7%, 92.5% and 92%, respectively. Attention to subtle morphologic changes, pitfalls and limitations are important to increase diagnostic accuracy. Multidirectional aspiration is preferred to avoid selective

  9. Fine needle aspiration cytology of lesions of liver and gallbladder: An analysis of 400 consecutive aspirations

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    2014-01-01

    Conclusion: FNAC can be used successfully for the diagnosis of liver and gallbladder lesions, thus avoiding open biopsy. Study indicates the potential of using FNAC in clinical intervention where the incidence of gall-bladder and liver cancer is very high and open biopsy and surgery are not an option.

  10. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules: A consensus statement by the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology

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    Lee, Young Hen; Baek, Jung Hwan [Dept. of Radiology, Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan (Korea, Republic of); Jung, So Lyoung [Dept. of Radiology, Seoul St. Mary' s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kwak, Jin Young [Dept. of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Ji Hoon [Dept. of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Shin, Jung Hee [Dept. of Radiology, and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-04-15

    Ultrasound (US)-guided fine needle aspiration (US-FNA) has played a crucial role in managing patients with thyroid nodules, owing to its safety and accuracy. However, even with US guidance, nondiagnostic sampling and infrequent complications still occur after FNA. Accordingly, the Task Force on US-FNA of the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology has provided consensus recommendations for the US-FNA technique and related issues to improve diagnostic yield. These detailed procedures are based on a comprehensive analysis of the current literature and from the consensus of experts.

  11. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules: A consensus statement by the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology

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    Ultrasound (US)-guided fine needle aspiration (US-FNA) has played a crucial role in managing patients with thyroid nodules, owing to its safety and accuracy. However, even with US guidance, nondiagnostic sampling and infrequent complications still occur after FNA. Accordingly, the Task Force on US-FNA of the Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology has provided consensus recommendations for the US-FNA technique and related issues to improve diagnostic yield. These detailed procedures are based on a comprehensive analysis of the current literature and from the consensus of experts.

  12. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology and cell block in diagnosis of scar endometriosis: A case report

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    Sashibhusan Dash

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Presence of endometrial glands and stroma in places other than the uterus is called endometriosis. It can be pelvic or extra-pelvic. Abdominal scar endometriosis is an extra-pelvic endometriosis that can occur after surgery involving the uterus. Post-caesarean section, scar endometriosis is a rare event. The diagnosis is frequently made only after excision of disease tissue. We present a case of post-caesarean section abdominal scar endometriosis presenting as a tumor on the abdominal wall, which was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology and confirmed by cell block preparation.

  13. Fine needle aspiration cytology of oral and oropharyngeal lesions with an emphasis on the diagnostic utility and pitfalls

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    Nalini Gupta; Tarak Banik; Arvind Rajwanshi; Bishan D Radotra; Naresh Panda; Pranab Dey; Radhika Srinivasan; Raje Nijhawan

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    Aim: This study was undertaken to evaluate the diagnostic utility and pitfalls of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in oral and oropharyngeal lesions. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective audit of oral and oropharyngeal lesions diagnosed with FNAC over a period of six years (2005-2010). Results: Oral/oropharyngeal lesions [n=157] comprised 0.35% of the total FNAC load. The age ranged 1-80 years with the male: female ratio being 1.4:1. Aspirates were inadequate in 7% ca...

  14. Breeding soundness evaluation of bulls by semen analysis, testicular fine needle aspiration cytology and trans-scrotal ultrasonography

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    Chapwanya A

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of trans-scrotal ultrasonography and testicular fine needle aspiration cytology in assessing bulls for breeding suitability. These two techniques were also compared with semen analysis. Bulls presented for breeding soundness evaluation were assessed using all three techniques. The findings of each technique were compared. There was agreement in classification of fertile bulls using all three techniques, suggesting that the combined use of these techniques enhances routine breeding soundness examination. Use of the three techniques also enhances detailed investigation of suspected sub-fertile bulls while accurately identifying testicular cause(s of sire sub-fertility.

  15. Extramedullary plasmacytoma of thyroid - a mimicker of medullary carcinoma at fine needle aspiration cytology: A case report

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    Vidya Bhat

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A rare case of extra medullary plasmacytoma (EMP of thyroid gland in a 60 year old male, occurring against a background of Hashimoto′s thyroiditis is reported. The fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC initially done as an outpatient procedure, showed atypical epithelial cells on a background of amyloid. Considering these findings we gave a diagnosis of medullary carcinoma. Histology of the total thyroidectomy specimen showed an extensive infiltration of neoplastic plasma cells against a background of Hashimoto′s thyroiditis, with a bizarre Hurthle cell change. Immunohistochemistry on the histology sections confirmed the diagnosis of solitary plasmacytoma of thyroid against a background of Hashimoto′s thyroiditis.

  16. Assessment of pancreatic neoplasms: review of biopsy techniques.

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    Goldin, Steven B; Bradner, Michael W; Zervos, Emmanuel E; Rosemurgy, Alexander S

    2007-06-01

    Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death annually. Recent technological advances in imaging have led to non-uniformity in the evaluation of pancreatic neoplasms. The following article describes the history behind various biopsy techniques and the rationale for obtaining a biopsy of a pancreatic neoplasm and discusses the benefits and disadvantages of the various pancreatic biopsy techniques, including fine needle aspiration biopsy, Tru-cut needle biopsy, endoscopic brushings/cytology, and endoscopic ultrasound guided biopsies. A treatment algorithm for pancreatic neoplasms is then presented. PMID:17562121

  17. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas:A case report and literature review

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    2007-01-01

    We describe the clinical, imaging and cytopathological features of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPTP) diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasoundguided (EUS-guided) fine-needle aspiration (FNA). A 17-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with complaints of an unexplained episodic abdominal pain for 2 mo and a short history of hypertension in the endocrinology clinic. Clinical laboratory examinations revealed polycystic ovary syndrome, splenomegaly and low serum amylase and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)levels. Computed tomography (CT) analysis revealed a mass of the pancreatic tail with solid and cystic consistency. EUS confirmed the mass, both in body and tail of the pancreas, with distinct borders, which caused dilation of the peripheral part of the pancreatic duct (major diameter 3.7 mm). The patient underwent EUS-FNA. EUS-FNA cytology specimens consisted of single cells and aggregates of uniform malignant cells,forming microadenoid structures, branching, papillary clusters with delicate fibrovascular cores and nuclear overlapping. Naked capillaries were also seen. The nuclei of malignant cells were round or oval, eccentric with fine granular chromatin, small nucleoli and nuclear grooves in some of them. The malignant cells were periodic acid Schiff (PAS)-Alcian blue (+) and immunocytochemically they were vimentin (+), CA 19.9 (+), synaptophysin (+), chromogranin (-), neuro-specific enolase (-), a1-antitrypsin and a1-antichymotrypsin focal positive.Cytologic findings were strongly suggestive of SPTP.Biopsy confirmed the above cytologic diagnosis. EUS-guided FNA diagnosis of SPTP is accurate. EUS findings,cytomorphologic features and immunostains of cell block help distinguish SPTP from pancreatic endocrine tumors,acinar cell carcinoma and papillary mucinous carcinoma.

  18. Unusual, metastatic, or neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas: A diagnosis with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and immunohistochemistry

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    Mohamad A Eloubeidi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim: To determine the yield of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA in combination with immunostains in diagnosing unusual solid pancreatic masses (USPM in comparison with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (ACP. Patients and Methods: All EUS-FNA of solid pancreatic masses performed with a 22-gauge needle were included. Data on clinical presentations, mass characteristics, presence of pancreatitis, yield of tissue, and final diagnosis were compared between the two groups. On site cytopathology was provided and additional passes were requested to perform immunostains. Results : Two hundred and twenty-nine cases with either adenocarcinoma or USPM were included. The median age of the cohort was 65 years. ACP (210/229, 92% accounted for the majority of the cases. The USPM included neuroendocrine (NET masses (n=13, metastatic renal carcinoma (n=3, metastatic melanoma (n=1, lymphoma (n=1, and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (n=1. Subjects with ACP were significantly more likely to present with loss of weight (P=0.02 or obstructive jaundice (P<0.001. Subjects with ACP were more likely to have suspicious/atypical FNA biopsy results as compared with USPM (10% vs 0%. The sensitivity of EUS-FNA with immunostains was 93% in ACP as compared with 100% in USPM. Diagnostic accuracy was higher in USPM as compared with ACP (100% vs 93%. Conclusions: EUS-FNA using a 22-gauge needle with immunostains has excellent diagnostic yield in patients with USPMs, which is comparable if not superior to the yield in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

  19. Biopsy of parotid masses: Review of current techniques

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    Haldar, Sananda; Sinnott, Joseph D; Tekeli, Kemal M; Turner, Samuel S; Howlett, David C.

    2016-01-01

    Definitive diagnosis of parotid gland masses is required optimal management planning and for prognosis. There is controversy over whether fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or ultrasound guided core biopsy (USCB) should be the standard for obtaining a biopsy. The aim of this review is to assess the current evidence available to assess the benefits of each technique and also to assess the use of intra-operative frozen section (IOFS). Literature searches were performed using pubmed and goog...

  20. Internal mammary lymph node biopsy guided by computed tomography

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    Irving, Henry C; Hardy, Graham J.

    1982-01-01

    Internal mammary lymph node enlargement may be demonstrated using computed tomography (CT), and a confirmatory tissue diagnosis of metastatic involvement may be obtained using fine needle aspiration biopsy with needle tip placement guided by the CT scanner. A case history is described to illustrate how a patient presented 9 years after mastectomy with an internal mammary lymph node metastasis and how cytopathological diagnosis of this metastasis was achieved by CT guided biopsy.

  1. Biopsy pathology in uveitis

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    Jyotirmay Biswas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Uveitis is fraught with speculations and suppositions with regard to its etiology, progress and prognosis. In several clinical scenarios what may be perceived as due to a systemic infection may actually not be so and the underlying etiology may be an autoimmune process. Investigations in uveitis are sometimes the key in identification and management. Invasive techniques could be of immense value in narrowing down the etiology and help in identifying the cause. This article updates one on the invasive techniques used in biopsy such as anterior chamber paracentesis, vitreous tap and diagnostic vitrectomy, iris and ciliary body biopsy, choroidal and retinochoroidal biopsy and fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB. In populations where certain infections are endemic, the clinical scenario does not always respect a known presentation and the use of biopsy is resorted to as a sure way of confirming the etiology. Biopsies have a role in diagnosis of several inflammatory and infectious conditions in the eye and are pivotal in diagnosis in several dilemmas such as intraocular tumors and in inflammations. Appropriate and timely use of biopsy in uveitis could enhance the diagnosis and provide insight into the etiology, thus enabling precise management.

  2. Image-guided breast biopsy: state-of-the-art.

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    O'Flynn, E A M; Wilson, A R M; Michell, M J

    2010-04-01

    Percutaneous image-guided breast biopsy is widely practised to evaluate predominantly non-palpable breast lesions. There has been steady development in percutaneous biopsy techniques. Fine-needle aspiration cytology was the original method of sampling, followed in the early 1990s by large core needle biopsy. The accuracy of both has been improved by ultrasound and stereotactic guidance. Larger bore vacuum-assisted biopsy devices became available in the late 1990s and are now commonplace in most breast units. We review the different types of breast biopsy devices currently available together with various localization techniques used, focusing on their advantages, limitations and current controversial clinical management issues. PMID:20338392

  3. Image-guided breast biopsy: state-of-the-art

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    Percutaneous image-guided breast biopsy is widely practised to evaluate predominantly non-palpable breast lesions. There has been steady development in percutaneous biopsy techniques. Fine-needle aspiration cytology was the original method of sampling, followed in the early 1990s by large core needle biopsy. The accuracy of both has been improved by ultrasound and stereotactic guidance. Larger bore vacuum-assisted biopsy devices became available in the late 1990s and are now commonplace in most breast units. We review the different types of breast biopsy devices currently available together with various localization techniques used, focusing on their advantages, limitations and current controversial clinical management issues.

  4. Image-guided breast biopsy: state-of-the-art

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    O' Flynn, E.A.M., E-mail: lizoflynn@doctors.org.u [South East London Breast Screening Programme and National Breast Screening Training Centre, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London SE5 9RS (United Kingdom); Wilson, A.R.M.; Michell, M.J. [South East London Breast Screening Programme and National Breast Screening Training Centre, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London SE5 9RS (United Kingdom)

    2010-04-15

    Percutaneous image-guided breast biopsy is widely practised to evaluate predominantly non-palpable breast lesions. There has been steady development in percutaneous biopsy techniques. Fine-needle aspiration cytology was the original method of sampling, followed in the early 1990s by large core needle biopsy. The accuracy of both has been improved by ultrasound and stereotactic guidance. Larger bore vacuum-assisted biopsy devices became available in the late 1990s and are now commonplace in most breast units. We review the different types of breast biopsy devices currently available together with various localization techniques used, focusing on their advantages, limitations and current controversial clinical management issues.

  5. Needle core biopsy for breast lesions: An audit of 467 needle core biopsies

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    Selvi Radhakrishna; Anu Gayathri; Deepa Chegu

    2013-01-01

    Background: Breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women in urban India. Triple assessment includes clinical, radiological and cytological assessment of breast lesions. Guided core needle biopsy has replaced fine needle aspiration cytology in most of the western countries. In resource poor countries FNAC is still a very valuable and cost effective method to diagnose breast lesions. Pitfalls include increased rates of non diagnostic smears, and inadequate smears. Further procedures may be...

  6. Progression of Infection after Surgical CT Navigation-Assisted Aspiration Biopsy of a Vertebral Abscess

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    Vasiliki Spyropoulou

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background Context. Computed tomography- (CT- guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the vertebral body is an important tool in the diagnostic evaluation of vertebral osteomyelitis. The procedure is considered simple to perform and it is considered a safe procedure with few complications. Purpose. The purpose of this study was to describe an unusual complication due to a CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the vertebral body of L3, to better understand the relationship between surgical procedure and complication, and to reflect on how to avoid it. Study Design/Setting. Case report and literature review. Methods. The medical records, laboratory findings, and radiographic imaging studies of an 11-year-old boy, with an unusual complication due to a CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the vertebral body of L3, were reviewed. Results. We report a case of vertebral osteomyelitis of L3 caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA. Following a computed tomography-guided aspiration biopsy of the vertebral body of L3, vertebral osteomyelitis rapidly progressed into the vertebral body of L4 as well as the L3-L4 disk. Conclusions. Based on the present case, one should consider that a CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the vertebral body may be complicated by a progression of a vertebral osteomyelitis into both the intervertebral disk and also the adjacent vertebral body.

  7. Intraarterial digital subtraction angiography (i.a. DSA) of the lower extremity using fine-needle technique

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    206 FNA of the lower limb were evaluated retrospectively. Besides evaluation of the image quality of the 1119 angiographic image series, main points of interest were the determination of accuracy of the FNA in comparison to the operative findings, the average radiocontrast agent consumption and the rate of complication. In all cases the image quality was rated either very good or good in the pelvic, femoral and popliteal vessels. 94% of the image series of the lower leg and foot could be rated as well as very good/good although 75% of all patients demonstrated an advanced stage of pAOD. Accuracy of FNA compared to operative findings came up to 82%. The average radiocontrast consumption amounted to 69 ml per examination. Overall, two major complications were seen. I.a. DSA of the lower limb using fine-needle-technique is an easily applied angiographic method of low radiocontrast agent consumption and a low complication rate. (orig./MG)

  8. Fine-needle aspirates CYFRA 21-1 is a useful tumor marker for detecting axillary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: To assess whether the value of CYFRA21-1 in the aspirates of ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB can contribute to improving the performances of US-FNAB in the diagnosis of axillary lymph node (LN metastasis in breast cancer patients. METHODS: US-FNAB was performed in 156 axillary LNs in 152 breast cancer patients (mean age: 51.4 years, range: 17-92 years. Concentrations of CYFRA21-1 were measured from washouts of the syringe used during US-FNAB. Tumor marker concentrations, US-FNAB, intraoperative sentinel node biopsy (SNB, and surgical pathology results were reviewed and analyzed. For comparison, the values of CEA and CA15-3 were also measured from washouts. RESULTS: Among the 156 LNs, 75 (48.1% were benign, and 81 (51.9% were metastases. Mean concentrations of CYFRA21-1 were significantly higher in metastasis compared to benign LNs (P<0.001. US-FNAB combined to CYFRA21-1 showed significantly higher sensitivity, NPV, and accuracy compared to US-FNAB alone (all values P<0.05. All diagnostic indices of US-FNAB combined to CYFRA21-1 were significantly higher compared to US-FNAB combined with CEA or CA15-3 (all P<0.001. Of the 28 metastatic LNs which showed metastasis on SNB, CYFRA21-1 showed higher positive rate of 75.0% (CEA or CA15-3∶60.7%, P = 0.076. CONCLUSION: Measuring CYFRA 21-1 concentrations from US-FNAB aspirates improves sensitivity, NPV, and accuracy of US-FNAB alone, and may contribute to reducing up to 75.0% of unnecessary intraoperative SNB. Compared to CEA or CA15-3, CYFRA21-1 shows significantly higher performances when combined to US-FNAB in the preoperative diagnosis of LN metastasis in breast cancer patients.

  9. Diagnostic accuracy of percutaneous cytodiagnosis of hepatic masses, by ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy, usefulness and limitations of ultrasound guided FNAC of hepatic masses. Design: Cross - sectional analytical (comparative study). Place and Duration: Department of histopathology, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore. Study period 1 year. Material and Methods: A total of 32 patients with solitary or multiple hepatic masses underwent FNAC from March 1999 to March 2000. Adequate aspirates were obtained in all these cases. Smears were stained with May-Grunwald Giemsa, Haematoxylin and Eosin and Papanicolaou stain. Needle biopsies from the same cases were also obtained and processed. These were stained with routine Haematoxylin and Eosin staining. The blood clots obtained during FNAC were fixed in 10% neu-tral buffered formalin. The histopathology of these blood clots was used for cases whose needle core biopsy was not available. The screened FNAC smears were divided into 3 categories i.e., benign (group - I), malignant (group - II), non-neoplastic / inflammatory lesions (including cysts and abscesses) (group - III). Results: Out of 32 cases, 6 were categorized as benign, 18 as malignant, and 8 as non-neoplastic inflammatory lesions. Three false negative diagnoses, including 1 for malignant tumour and 2 for benign tumours was obtained. There was 1 false positive diagnosis for malignancy. FNAC - histological correlation showed a 94.2% sensitivity and 92.3% diagnostic accuracy for malignant tumours, while benign tumours posed maximum diagnostic problems, giving a 66.67% sensitivity and 85.7% diagnostic accuracy. FNAC picked up correctly all the non-neoplastic lesions giving a 100% sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy. Conclusion: Majority of the malignant tumours can be categorized on FNAC, with a high degree of accuracy, while benign tumours should be subjected to biopsy, as there is a relatively greater possibility of false negative diagnosis. (author)

  10. Rapid KRAS, EGFR, BRAF and PIK3CA Mutation Analysis of Fine Needle Aspirates from Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Using Allele-Specific qPCR

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    Schrumpf, Melanie; Talebian Yazdi, Mehrdad; Ruano, Dina; Forte, Giusi I.; Nederlof, Petra M.; Veselic, Maud; Rabe, Klaus F.; Annema, Jouke T.; Smit, Vincent; Morreau, Hans; van Wezel, Tom

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    Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and Trans-esophageal Ultrasound Scanning with Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA) are important, novel techniques for the diagnosis and staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that have been incorporated into lung cancer staging guidelines. To guide and optimize treatment decisions, especially for NSCLC patients in stage III and IV, EGFR and KRAS mutation status is often required. The concordance rate of the mutation analysis between these cytological aspirates and histological samples obtained by surgical staging is unknown. Therefore, we studied the extent to which allele-specific quantitative real-time PCR with hydrolysis probes could be reliably performed on EBUS and EUS fine needle aspirates by comparing the results with histological material from the same patient. We analyzed a series of 43 NSCLC patients for whom cytological and histological material was available. We demonstrated that these standard molecular techniques can be accurately applied on fine needle cytological aspirates from NSCLC patients. Importantly, we show that all mutations detected in the histological material of primary tumor were also identified in the cytological samples. We conclude that molecular profiling can be reliably performed on fine needle cytology aspirates from NSCLC patients. PMID:21408138

  11. Rapid KRAS, EGFR, BRAF and PIK3CA mutation analysis of fine needle aspirates from non-small-cell lung cancer using allele-specific qPCR.

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    Full Text Available Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA and Trans-esophageal Ultrasound Scanning with Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA are important, novel techniques for the diagnosis and staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC that have been incorporated into lung cancer staging guidelines. To guide and optimize treatment decisions, especially for NSCLC patients in stage III and IV, EGFR and KRAS mutation status is often required. The concordance rate of the mutation analysis between these cytological aspirates and histological samples obtained by surgical staging is unknown. Therefore, we studied the extent to which allele-specific quantitative real-time PCR with hydrolysis probes could be reliably performed on EBUS and EUS fine needle aspirates by comparing the results with histological material from the same patient. We analyzed a series of 43 NSCLC patients for whom cytological and histological material was available. We demonstrated that these standard molecular techniques can be accurately applied on fine needle cytological aspirates from NSCLC patients. Importantly, we show that all mutations detected in the histological material of primary tumor were also identified in the cytological samples. We conclude that molecular profiling can be reliably performed on fine needle cytology aspirates from NSCLC patients.

  12. Diagnostic Yield and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Central Mediastinal Lung Masses

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    Full Text Available Background and Aims. EUS-FNA is an accurate and safe technique to biopsy mediastinal lymph nodes. However, there are few data pertaining to the role of EUS-FNA to biopsy central lung masses. The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic yield and safety of EUS-FNA of indeterminate central mediastinal lung masses. Methods. Design: Retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database; noncomparative. Setting: Tertiary referral center. From 10/2004 to 12/2010, all patients with a lung mass located within proximity to the esophagus were referred for EUS-FNA. Main Outcome Measurement: EUS-FNA diagnostic accuracy and safety. Results. 73 consecutive patients were included. EUS allowed detection in 62 (85% patients with lack of visualization prohibiting FNA in 11 patients. Among sampled lesions, one patient (1/62 = 1.6% had a benign lung mass (hamartoma, while the remaining 61 patients (61/62 = 98.4% had a malignant mass (primary lung cancer: 55/61 = 90%; lung metastasis: 6/61 = 10%. The sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of EUS-FNA were 96.7%, 100%, and 96.7%, respectively. The sensitivity was 80.8% when considering nonvisualized masses. One patient developed a pneumothorax (1/62 = 1.6%. Conclusions. EUS-FNA appears to be an accurate and safe technique for tissue diagnosis of central mediastinal lung masses.

  13. Potential value and disadvantages of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of ameloblastoma.

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    Perić, Marija; Milicić, Valerija; Pajtler, Marija; Marjanović, Ksenija; Zubcić, Vedran

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    Ameloblastoma is a benign, slow growing but locally aggressive tumor that is clinically manifested as swelling in a jaws. Prone to relapse (30%) even 30 years after inadequate primary operation. The most important cytological features of this tumor are small bazaloid cells in clusters, and single spindle and stellate shaped cells. We report on a case of 79-year-old patient, who was hospitalized due to tumor formation in the buccal region. FNA was performed and liquid material that contained only fagocites was collected. The conclusion was--cyst, while biopsy finding--adenoma baseo-cellulare, pointed to the salivary gland tumor. Patient refused the proposed surgical treatment. Four years later, the patient was urgently hospitalized due heavy bleeding from the tumor in the same region. It affected the crest portion of the upper jaw and a section of hard palate, and was bleeding on palpation. In second FNA we found phagocytes and a few small clusters of basaloid cells with palisade arrangement at the edges. Because of uniform and benign cytomorphological features it was concluded that it was a cystic tumor. On biopsy pattern the diagnose of ameloblastoma was determinated. The patient underwent surgery, however due to postoperative complications he died. Preoperative diagnosis is usually set on the basis of clinical and often nonspecific radiological findings. As it is very important to get the correct diagnose before planning an adequate surgical procedure, we would like to point out the potential value and disadvantages of FNA cytology in the diagnosis of ameloblastoma. PMID:23397775

  14. CT-guided percutaneous automated gun biopsy of pulmonary lesions : complications and diagnostic accuracy

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    To determine the frequency of complications and diagnostic accuracy of CT-guided percutaneous automated gun biopsy, and to compare the results with those reported for fine needle aspiration. using automated biopsy devices, 118 CT-guided percutaneous biopsies of pulmonary lesions were performed. An 18-gauge needle was used. Final diagnosis was made with operation or other methods. We retrospectively analyzed the frequency of complications and diagnostic yields of 118 biopsies. Four of 118(3.3%) patients developed pneumothorax and two of these required chest tube insertion. Other complications were resolved spontaneously. 106 biopsies (89.8%) yielded sufficient tissue for pathologic evaluation. For cases of malignant and of benign disease, sensitivity was 91.8% and 87.7% respectively ; the corresponding figures for diagnostic accuracy were 88.5% and 78.9%. CT-guided automated gun biopsy of the pulmonary lesions is safe, with a pneumothorax rate comparable to that of fine needle aspiration. In tne absence of a trained cytologist at the time of biopsy, the diagnostic accuracy of automated gun biopsy of pulmonary lesions compared favorably with the reported accuracy of fine needle aspiration

  15. Correlation of fine needle aspiration cytology with histopathology findings in cases of thyroid lesions in Bir Hospital

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    Full Text Available Aims: To correlate the findings of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC with the histopathology( HPE of the excised nodule or specimen and to assess the accuracy and efficacy of FNAC in the diagnosis of the thyroid nodules. Materials and methods: This is a prospective study conducted at the Department of Ear Nose Throat (ENT & Head & NecK Surgery( HNS, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu from 2nd January 2009 to 29th December 2011. One hundred patients with thyroid nodule were included in the study. Results: Out of 100 patients 77 were females and 23 males. The age ranged from 11-60 years. Statistical analysis of results for Benign Thyroid lesion showed 98.6% sensitivity, 75 % specificity. Likewise, results for Malignant thyroid lesions showed 75 % sensitivity, 98.6 % specificity . Conclusion: FNAC has high accuracy in the diagnostic evaluation of thyroid lesions. Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 2013, Vol-9, No-1, 23-29 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jcmsn.v9i1.9670

  16. Combined use of fine needle aspiration cytology and full field digital mammography in preoperative assessment of breast masses

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    Yanan Zhang; Junsheng Li; Zhenling Ji; Wenhao Tang

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of these two methods and focus on the analysis and management of the false-negative cases.Methods: Results of full field digital mammography (FFDM) and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC)were obtained and analyzed from a consecutive of 102 women with palpable breast masses, results were correlated with the histopathological findings.Results: Of the 102 cases, malignancy was confirmed in 43 cases (42.16%) by final pathological examination, the sensitivity and specificity of cancer detection with FNA cytology was 90.7% (39/43) and 89.8% (53/59), respectively, the whole accuracy was 90.2% (92/102), with a positive predictive value of 86.7% (39/45) and a negative predictive value of 93.0% (53/57).FFDM gave a sensitivity of 88.4% (38/43), specificity of 83.1% (49/59), and whole accuracy 85.3% (87/102), the positive predictive value and negative predictive value was 79.2% (38/48) and 90.7% (49/54), respectively.All the FNAC-negative cancer cases were suggestive of malignancy by FFDM findings, however, the benign cases which presentas equivocal finding by FNA cytology, could not be ruled out the presence of malignancy.Conclusion: FNAC and FFDM both are accurate, effective and economical diagnostic modalities, combined use of these two methods can reduced the misdiagnosis rate of breast masses.

  17. Solitary metastatic cancer to the thyroid: a report of five cases with fine-needle aspiration cytology

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Three men and 2 women with ages ranging from 37 to 70 years, clinically and histologically confirmed solitary, palpable metastatic cancers to the thyroid (SMCT and preoperative cytologic investigation of their thyroid lesions by fine-needle aspiration (FNA, were reviewed. Four patients were known to have a solid cancer treated by radical surgery 1 to 4 years prior [1 bronchogenic squamous cell carcinoma, 1 parotid adenoid cystic carcinoma, 1 renal cell carcinoma (RCC and 1 cutaneous melanoma], and 1 patient had no past history of cancer. Direct smears prepared from the patients' thyroid FNAs were fixed in 95% ethanol and stained with the Papanicolaou method. In 3 cases, immunostaining of the aspirated tumor cells with thyroglobulin antibody was performed, and in 1 case an aspiration smear was stained with commercial HMB-45 antibody. A correct cytodiagnosis of metastatic cancer to the thyroid was made in all 5 cases. In 1 patient the thyroid FNA revealed a metastatic RCC that led to the discovery of a clinically occult RCC. All 5 patients died of metastatic disease 27 to 40 months after surgical resection of their SMCTs.

  18. The use of computerised tomography guided percutaneous fine needle aspiration in the evaluation of solitary pulmonary nodules.

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    Khan, K A

    2012-02-01

    The evaluation of a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) has changed over the years with increased access to percutaneous computerised tomography (CT) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA), where bronchoscopy is unhelpful. The aim of our study was to evaluate the sample adequacy, diagnostic and complication rate of CT-FNA of a SPN at our academic teaching hospital over an 18 month period. CT-FNA was performed by a radiologist, with a cytopathologist in attendance to confirm the adequacy of the sample obtained. The size of the nodule, sample material and adequacy, diagnosis and complications were recorded. A total of 101 patients were included, 54 male and the mean age was 68 +\\/- 11 years. The mean size of the SPN was 2.3 cm (range 1-11 cm). 56 (56%) patients had a right SPN, 45 (45%) had a left SPN. CT-FNA was diagnostic in 80 (80%) patients and non-diagnostic in 21 (20%) patients. The sample was insufficient for immunocytochemistry, although the morphological appearance was diagnostic in 20 (25%) of the 80 patients. Pneumothorax occurred in 26\\/101 (26%) patients post CT-FNA, of these 7 (27%) required chest drain insertion, while 19 (73%) were managed conservatively. CT FNA is a useful tool for the diagnosis of a SPN, with our diagnostic accuracy comparable to that reported in the literature. However, CT-FNA may not provide adequate sample volume to perform ancillary testing and has a moderate complication rate.

  19. A case of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis associated with Hodgkin's lymphoma: Fine-needle aspiration cytologic and histopathological features.

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    Das, Dilip K; Sheikh, Zafar A; Alansary, Taiba A; Amir, Thasneem; Al-Rabiy, Fatma N; Junaid, Thamradeen A

    2016-02-01

    Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) can be associated with a variety of malignant neoplasms, the most common being malignant lymphoma, especially Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). In this report, we describe the fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytologic features of a case with concurrent LCH and HL in a lymph node. A 20-year-old man presented with an enlarged left upper cervical lymph node. FNA smears from the swelling revealed numerous CD1a+ and S-100+ Langerhans-type cells (LCs) along with many eosinophils, neutrophils, and lymphocytes; there were also large atypical cells with enlarged nuclei having prominent nucleoli. The cytodiagnosis was LCH and the possibility of association with or trans-differentiation into a lymphoma was suggested. The histopathological diagnosis of the excised left cervical lymph node was classical HL-nodular sclerosis type (CHL-NS) with LCH. The lacunar type Reed-Sternberg (RS) cells were positive for CD30 and CD15, and the LCs were positive for CD1a and S-100 protein. PET/CT imaging demonstrated hypermetabolic lymph nodes in neck, abdomen, thorax and pelvis as well as pulmonary nodules and a splenic mass. The patient received 13 courses of chemotherapy and two years later, the enhanced CT revealed regressive course of the disease. PMID:26608102

  20. How to improve the success of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of pancreatic lesions.

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    Gimeno-García, Antonio Z; Elwassief, Ahmed

    2012-01-01

    Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is highly accurate for assessing the pancreatic parenchyma and ductal system. Currently, it is the most sensitive imaging procedure for detecting small solid pancreatic masses. EUS-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNA) is a safe and highly accurate tool for the diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy. Prior to perform an EUS-FNA one should wonder whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks of the procedure. Therefore, it is important to take into account whether the procedure will influence patient management. The diagnostic yield and success rate of EUS-FNA in pancreatic lesions varies greatly depending on many factors including: the characteristics of the lesion itself (location of the mass and consistency of the lesion), technical factors (type of needle size, use of stylet, use of suction and number of needle passes performed) and the availability of immediate cytological assessment of the specimen. The aim of this review is to analyze all these factors for optimizing specimen collection and diagnostic efficiency in dealing with solid pancreatic masses. PMID:22586548

  1. Gene Methylation and Cytological Atypia in Random Fine-Needle Aspirates for Assessment of Breast Cancer Risk.

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    Stearns, Vered; Fackler, Mary Jo; Hafeez, Sidra; Bujanda, Zoila Lopez; Chatterton, Robert T; Jacobs, Lisa K; Khouri, Nagi F; Ivancic, David; Kenney, Kara; Shehata, Christina; Jeter, Stacie C; Wolfman, Judith A; Zalles, Carola M; Huang, Peng; Khan, Seema A; Sukumar, Saraswati

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    Methods to determine individualized breast cancer risk lack sufficient sensitivity to select women most likely to benefit from preventive strategies. Alterations in DNA methylation occur early in breast cancer. We hypothesized that cancer-specific methylation markers could enhance breast cancer risk assessment. We evaluated 380 women without a history of breast cancer. We determined their menopausal status or menstrual cycle phase, risk of developing breast cancer (Gail model), and breast density and obtained random fine-needle aspiration (rFNA) samples for assessment of cytopathology and cumulative methylation index (CMI). Eight methylated gene markers were identified through whole-genome methylation analysis and included novel and previously established breast cancer detection genes. We performed correlative and multivariate linear regression analyses to evaluate DNA methylation of a gene panel as a function of clinical factors associated with breast cancer risk. CMI and individual gene methylation were independent of age, menopausal status or menstrual phase, lifetime Gail risk score, and breast density. CMI and individual gene methylation for the eight genes increased significantly (P breast cancer risk biomarker, warranting larger prospective studies to establish its utility for cancer risk assessment. Cancer Prev Res; 9(8); 673-82. ©2016 AACR. PMID:27261491

  2. Applying machine learning approaches to improving the accuracy of breast-tumour diagnosis via fine needle aspiration

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    YUAN Qian-fei; CAI Cong-zhong; XIAO Han-guang; LIU Xing-hua

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    Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer have been improved during the last decade; however, breast cancer is still a leading cause of death among women in the whole world. Early detection and accurate diagnosis of this disease has been demonstrated an approach to long survival of the patients. As an attempt to develop a reliable diagnosing method for breast cancer, we integrated support vector machine (SVM), k-nearest neighbor and probabilistic neural network into a complex machine learning approach to detect malignant breast tumour through a set of indicators consisting of age and ten cellular features of fine-needle aspiration of breast which were ranked according to signal-to-noise ratio to identify determinants distinguishing benign breast tumours from malignant ones. The method turned out to significantly improve the diagnosis, with a sensitivity of 94.04%, a specificity of 97.37%, and an overall accuracy up to 96.24% when SVM was adopted with the sigmoid kernel function under 5-fold cross validation. The results suggest that SVM is a promising methodology to be further developed into a practical adjunct implement to help discerning benign and malignant breast tumours and thus reduce the incidence of misdiagnosis.

  3. Small cell mesothelioma: A rare entity and diagnostic pitfall mimicking small cell lung carcinoma on fine-needle aspiration.

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    Zhang, Yanhong; Afify, Alaa; Gandour-Edwards, Regina F; Bishop, John W; Huang, Eric C

    2016-06-01

    Small cell mesothelioma (SCM) is an extremely rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma that can be mistaken for other forms of small round blue cell tumors, particularly small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). Here, we describe a fine-needle aspiration (FNA) from a pleural lesion in a 75-year-old man with a history of known asbestos exposure. The FNA revealed cohesive clusters of uniform small round blue cells with high nuclear-to-cytoplasmic ratio, finely powdery chromatin, small inconspicuous nucleoli, and scant amount of cytoplasm. Mitoses were infrequent and nuclear molding was absent. Immunochemical profile supported a mesothelial origin, which was later confirmed by pleurectomy with a diagnosis of SCM. This report demonstrates the difficulties in cytologic evaluation of lung FNAs in differentiating SCM from SCLC or other small round blue cell tumors. As therapy differs for SCM, early recognition of the cytologic features is essential in making the correct diagnosis needed for appropriate clinical management. Diagn. Cytopathol. 2016;44:526-529. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26952387

  4. A Case of Adenomatous Goiter Involving Diffuse, Acute, and Painful Thyroid Enlargement after Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology

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    Toshiro Shimo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The patient was a 44-year-old woman who exhibited a diffuse goiter during health screening. Her medical history did not include any significant medication-based treatment. An echographic examination detected a solid cystic tumor, which measured 21 × 14 × 10 mm, in her right thyroid lobe; however, she displayed normal thyroid function. After fine-needle aspiration cytology had been performed with a 22 G injection needle, the patient immediately complained of compression and pain extending from the front of her neck to her lower chin, which was not accompanied by dyspnea. A second echographic examination revealed diffuse and edematous enlargement and increased internal blood flow in the bilateral thyroid lobes as well as a thyroid nodule. We immediately iced the patient’s neck and administered 125 mg methylprednisolone via an intravenous infusion. Within one hour, her symptoms had markedly improved, but acute pain remained. Thus, we continued the steroid (prednisone treatment, but the dose was gradually reduced from 10 mg/day to 5 mg/day at 1 week after the patient’s symptoms disappeared. The mechanism responsible for the patient’s condition remains unclear.

  5. Next-generation sequencing for molecular diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma specimens obtained by fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Qiu, Tian; Guo, Huiqin; Zhao, Huan; Wang, Luhua; Zhang, Zhihui

    2015-06-01

    Identification of multi-gene variations has led to the development of new targeted therapies in lung adenocarcinoma patients, and identification of an appropriate patient population with a reliable screening method is the key to the overall success of tumor targeted therapies. In this study, we used the Ion Torrent next-generation sequencing (NGS) technique to screen for mutations in 89 cases of lung adenocarcinoma metastatic lymph node specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Of the 89 specimens, 30 (34%) were found to harbor epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinase domain mutations. Seven (8%) samples harbored KRAS mutations, and three (3%) samples had BRAF mutations involving exon 11 (G469A) and exon 15 (V600E). Eight (9%) samples harbored PIK3CA mutations. One (1%) sample had a HRAS G12C mutation. Thirty-two (36%) samples (36%) harbored TP53 mutations. Other genes including APC, ATM, MET, PTPN11, GNAS, HRAS, RB1, SMAD4 and STK11 were found each in one case. Our study has demonstrated that NGS using the Ion Torrent technology is a useful tool for gene mutation screening in lung adenocarcinoma metastatic lymph node specimens obtained by FNAC, and may promote the development of new targeted therapies in lung adenocarcinoma patients.

  6. Molecular Biologic Approach to the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Carcinoma Using Specimens Obtained by EUS-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

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    Kiyohito Kato

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We review the utility of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA, a rapid, safe, cost-effective, and accurate diagnostic modality for evaluating pancreatic tumors. EUS-FNA is currently used for the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic tumors. The sensitivity of EUS-FNA for pancreatic malignancy ranges from 75% to 94%, and its specificity approaches 100% in most studies. However, EUS-FNA has some limitations in the diagnosis of well-differentiated or early-stage cancers. Recent evidence suggests that molecular biological analysis using specimens obtained by EUS-FNA improves diagnostic sensitivity and specificity, especially in borderline cytological cases. It was also reported that additional information regarding patient response to chemotherapy, surgical resectability, time to metastasis, and overall survival was acquired from the genetic analysis of specimens obtained by EUS-FNA. Other studies have revealed that the analysis of KRAS, MUC, p53, p16, S100P, SMAD4, and microRNAs is helpful in making the diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma. In this paper, we describe the present state of genetic diagnostic techniques for use with EUS-FNA samples in pancreatic diseases. We also discuss the role of molecular biological analyses for the diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma.

  7. Histopathological Correlation of Atypical (C3 and Suspicious (C4 Categories in Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Breast

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    Prashant Goyal

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI guidelines in 1996, breast lesions are categorized as C1 to C5 on fine needle aspiration (FNA cytology. Very few studies are available in the English literature analyzing histopathology outcome of C3 (atypical, probably benign and C4 (suspicious, probably malignant lesions. Our study aims to correlate FNA cytology of breast lump diagnosed as C3 and C4 lesion with histopathological examination. Methods. During a period of 2 years, 59 cases of C3 and 26 cases of C4 were retrieved from total 1093 cases of breast FNA. All the cases were reviewed by two cytopathologists independently. The final 24 cases of C3 and 16 cases of C4 categories were correlated with histopathological diagnosis. Result. Among C3 category, 37.5% revealed malignant findings, whereas of C4 category, 87.5% were malignant on histopathology. This difference was statistically significant (P=0.0017. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive values, and negative predictive value of C4 category in diagnosing breast malignancy were 60.8%, 88.2%, 87.5%, and 62.5%, respectively. Conclusion. Although FNAC is simple, safe, cost-effective and accurate method for diagnosis of breast masses, one must be aware of its limitations particularly in C3 and C4 categories. Also, since both these categories carry different probabilities of malignancy and thus different management, we therefore, support maintaining C3 and C4 categories.

  8. CT-guided transthoracic fine-needle aspiration versus transbronchial fluoroscopy-guided needle aspiration in pulmonary nodules

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    Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic yield of CT-guided (CTNAB) and fluoroscopy-guided transbronchial (TBNA) fine-needle aspiration cytology in pulmonary nodules and to compare their complications. Material and Methods: Thirty patients with pulmonary nodules not abutting upon the chest wall and inaccessible to bronchoscopy were randomised for CTNAB or TBNA. Eighteen patients underwent CTNAB and 16 TBNA. Four patients underwent both procedures. Results: In the CTNAB group, a definitive diagnosis could be made in 14 (78%) out of 18 patients whereas in the TBNA group, a definitive diagnosis was made in 11 (69%) out of 16 patients. This difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05). The final diagnosis in 29 out of 30 patients comprised primary bronchogenic carcinoma in 14 patients, metastases in 5 patients, and benign lesions in 10 patients (34%) of which 3 lesions (30%) were of tuberculous aetiology. There were 2 asymptomatic pneumothoraces in the CTNAB group and no complication was observed in the TBNA group. Conclusion: Both techniques were safe and effective in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions. TBNA was best suited for lesions larger than 3 cm and located in the middle and lower lobes while CTNAB could be used for any lesions. (orig.)

  9. Preoperative Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Ovarian Lesions- Is It a Rapid and Effective Diagnostic Modality?

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    Datta, Saikat; Chaudhuri, Snehamay; Paul, Prabir Chandra; Khandakar, Binny; Mandal, Sonali

    2016-01-01

    Introduction The deep seated ovarian lesions unapproachable by unguided aspiration cytology were easily done under ultrasound guidance. It gave a before hand cytological diagnosis of the lesion to the surgeon determining the modality of treatment for the patient. Aim To find the diagnostic accuracy of the method of ultrasound guided cytological assessment of ovarian lesion. Materials and Methods The study was conducted as a prospective observational study over a period of one year, in hospital setting, where ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration had been used to aspirate ovarian lesions, giving a rapid cytological diagnosis. In 43 sample cases, aspiration of fluid done from ovarian lesions were followed by cyto-centrifugation and staining by May-Grunwald-Giemsa (MGG) and Papanicolaou (Pap) stain providing a cytological opinion regarding benign/malignant nature of the lesion and further categorization. Later the cytological diagnosis was compared with final histopathological diagnosis, taking it as a gold standard. Results The overall sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound guided aspiration and cytological analysis were high, 96%, 76.92% and 89.47% respectively as calculated by comparing the cytological diagnosis with histological diagnosis, taking it as gold standard. Conclusion This method has evolved as a highly sensitive, rapid, simple and effective modality for screening and as well as accurate preoperative diagnosis of ovarian lesions. PMID:27134878

  10. [A Case of Intra-abdominal Paragonimiasis Mimicking Metastasis of Lung Cancer Diagnosed by Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration].

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    Oh, Cho Rong; Kim, Mi Jin; Lee, Kwang Hyuck

    2015-07-01

    Paragonimiasis has been continuously decreasing in Korea. However, it still occurs by ingesting raw or incompletely cooked fresh water crab or crayfish. The diagnosis of paragonimiasis is challenging because of its rarity. It may be confused with other inflammatory disease or carcinomatosis. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has lower risk of complications such as bleeding, perforation than percutaneous fine needle aspiration. EUS-FNA is more accurate and popular method to find mucosal or submucosal tumors and the lesions of several organs. Benign and malignant tumors, infectious diseases have been diagnosed by EUS-FNA, but there was no report describing the use of EUS-FNA for diagnosing paragonimiasis. Herein, we present a 47-year-old male patient with paragonimiasis diagnosed by EUS-FNA. Imaging studies revealed mass lesions in the lung and peritoneal cavity, which was eventually confirmed as paragonimiasis using EUS-FNA. PMID:26194128

  11. Accuracy of CT-guided biopsies in 359 patients with musculoskeletal lesions

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    The study was undertaken to assess the diagnostic accuracy and clinical usefulness of computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsies and fine needle aspirates of musculoskeletal lesions. The analysis compared the accuracy according to anatomical location, size, type of lesion, and histology. On the basis of the information obtained by reviewing the report of the CT biopsy and comparing it with the final diagnosis for 359 cases, the overall accuracy was determined to be 71%. The accuracy for 101 fine needle aspirations was 63% and for 258 CT-guided core biopsies was 74%. It is of note that the biopsies of 81 pelvic lesions had higher rates of diagnostic accuracy (81%) than those of 278 non-pelvic sites (68%), and especially 94 lesions of the spine (61%). The lowest success rates occurred in 26 patients with infectious diseases (50%). We conclude that these procedures remain the logical and safe choice for diagnostic studies of patients with lesions of the musculoskeletal system. (orig.)

  12. Diagnosis of sebaceous lymphadenoma by fine needle aspiration in a patient with Cowden syndrome: Case report and review of the literature

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    Tarek Jazaerly

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Sebaceous lymphadenoma (SLA is a rare benign tumor of the salivary gland that commonly arises in the parotid gland in adults. It is rarely diagnosed correctly preoperatively. In addition, to the best of our knowledge, SLA has not been described yet in the literature in association with Cowden′s syndrome (CS. We present an extremely rare case of parotid SLA that was diagnosed preoperatively by fine needle aspiration in a patient with CS.

  13. Pitfalls in diagnosing specific subtypes of carcinoma breast on fine needle aspiration cytology: A report of two cases with review of literature

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    Hemalatha Anantharamaiah; Kalyani Raju; Shruthi Pannayanapalya Suresh; Udaya Kumar Manikyam

    2012-01-01

    Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a useful procedure that can be conveniently performed in the outpatient department (OPD) and can be used in the subtyping of breast carcinomas. However, some specific subtypes can cause a hindrance to that. We present two such cases, one of tubulolobular carcinoma breast and the other of squamous cell carcinoma breast that were missed on FNAC, and subsequently diagnosed on histopathology and by immunohistochemistry. A thorough knowledge of the cytolog...

  14. Cutaneous metastasis of testicular choriocarcinoma, diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology: A rare case report and review of the literature

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    Bita Geramizadeh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Skin metastasis of testicular choriocarcinoma is very rare. Until now about nine cases have been reported in the English literature; however, only one of them has been diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA cytology. Herein, we report our experience with FNA cytology diagnosis of a metastatic testicular choriocarcinoma to the skin of chin. The combination of highly atypical mononuclear cells (cytotrophoblasts and multinucleated malignant cells (syncytiotrophoblasts are characteristic of metastatic tumor in a known case of choriocarcinoma of testis.

  15. Reliable and valid assessment of competence in endoscopic ultrasonography and fine-needle aspiration for mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung cancer

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    Konge, L.; Vilmann, P.; Clementsen, P.; Annema, J. T.; Ringsted, Charlotte

    2012-01-01

    Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) guided by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is important in mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Training standards and implementation strategies of this technique are currently under discussion. The aim of this study was to explore the reliability...... and validity of a newly developed EUS Assessment Tool (EUSAT) designed to measure competence in EUS - FNA for mediastinal staging of NSCLC....

  16. Report of a case of primary breast lymphoma highlighting the importance of fine needle aspiration cytology as an initial diagnostic tool

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    Jain, Millu F.; Sanjay L Khandekar; Mahadani, Jayawant W.; Raut, Waman K.

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    Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of breast is a rare pathology, representing 0.5% of malignant breast tumors. We report a case of 52 year old female presenting with a large painful mass in left breast with ipsilateral axillary lymph node diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology as non-Hodgkin′s lymphoma. Breast lymphoma should be differentiated from other breast malignancies because of the differences in their treatment modalities. When breast lymphoma presents as a lump with axillary node, i...

  17. Accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of bone lesions with radiological assistance: Experience from the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt

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    Ahmed Mohamed Aly; Hebatallah M. Shaaban; Iman Abou-Sinna

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    Aim: To evaluate the accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of bone lesions with radiological assistance. Patients and methods: 85 cases of FNAC of bone lesions were included. Sixty two procedures were performed by the radiologist and 23 procedures by the histopathologists. The aspirates were immediately fixed in 95% ethanol alcohol for Papanicolaou staining. If there was sufficient material, cell block was prepared. Diagnosis was established in 81 cases (95.3%), clas...

  18. Utility of malignancy markers in fine-needle aspiration cytology of thyroid nodules: comparison of Hector Battifora mesothelial antigen-1, thyroid peroxidase and dipeptidyl aminopeptidase IV

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    De Micco, C; Savchenko, V.; Giorgi, R; Sebag, F; Henry, J-F

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    The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic interest of Hector Battifora mesothelial antigen-1 (HBME-1), thyroid peroxidase (TPO), and dipeptidyl aminopeptidase IV (DPP4) in thyroid fine-needle aspirates obtained from 200 resected thyroid lesions (55 colloid nodules, 54 follicular adenomas, 59 papillary cancers, and 32 follicular carcinomas). Hector Battifora mesothelial antigen-1 or TPO expression (% positive cells) and DPP4 staining score (12-point scale) were evaluated. Receive...

  19. EUS-guided transmural drainage for peripancreatic fluid collections using fine needle and stiff fine guidewire  without electrocautery: An optional safe technique

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    Hiroyuki Miyatani

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    Full Text Available Hiroyuki Miyatani, Yukio YoshidaDepartment of Gastroenterology, Jichi Medical University, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama, JapanAbstract: Endoscopic transmural drainage by using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS guidance is not always safe because of the risk of bleeding and perforation. Additionally, the effective area of the EUS-guided procedure using a large diameter needle is relatively narrow. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of EUS-guided drainage using fine needle and stiff fine guidewire without electrocautery. From November 2006 to July 2008, EUS-guided transmural drainage was performed in six consecutive patients for peripancreatic fluid collections. Puncture via EUS was performed by using a 22-gauge needle. A 0.018-inch guidewire was advanced through the needle and into the peripancreatic fluid collections. After the puncture site was dilated, a 6 Fr tube was immersed in the peripancreatic fluid collections. Five of six patients were successfully drained and treated effectively. One patient was unable to be drained because the dilator could not penetrate the gastric wall. The 22-gauge fine needle and stiff fine guidewire technique can be an alternative to the standard method for difficult puncture sites and risky cases. Keywords: EUS-guided drainage, peripancreatic fluid collections, fine needle, stiff fine guidewire

  20. A STUDY OF CORRELATION OF PREOPERATIVE FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY (FNAC WITH HISTOPATHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION (HPE IN GOITRE

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: FNAC is a simple, cost effective, readily repeated and quick to perform procedure, with excellent patient compliance. It is, however, not without limitations related to specimen adequacy, sampling techniques, and overlapping cytological features between benign and malignant follicular neoplasm. Here arises the need for Histopathological examination (HPE, as it is considered the final diagnostic test. OBJECTIVE: This study aims at correlating the cytological diagnosis with the final histopathological diagnosis to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of smears and thereby its role in the preoperative diagnosis of thyroid swellings. METHODS: Data for the study was collected from patients undergoing thyroidectomy in Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery at Raja Rajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore. The study period was from 1st October 2013 –30th September 2014. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the swelling was done on OPD basis for all patients presenting with goitre. Thyroidectomy specimens preserved in 10% formalin was sent for histopathology examination. RESULTS: A total of 157 patients was evaluated, out of which 118 patients underwent FNAC. 15 were unsatisfactory aspirates. A total of 57 cases were operated specimens were available for histopathologic examination. The mean age of patients were 36.9 years. The ratio between female to males was 7.1:1. The sensitivity of FNAC was 87.5%, the Specificity was 100%, accuracy was 98.2%, and the positive predictive value of a positive test for malignancy was 100%. CONCLUSION: FNAC of thyroid lesions has been shown to be safe, simple, cost effective and accurate method for management of palpable thyroid lesions. It not only facilitates the communication among cytopathologists, surgeons, radiologists, and endocrinologists but also facilitate research into the epidemiology, molecular biology, pathology and diagnosis of thyroid diseases.

  1. Adult granulosa cell tumor of the ovary: fine-needle-aspiration cytology of 10 cases and review of literature.

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    Ali, Sarfraz; Gattuso, Paolo; Howard, Allison; Mosunjac, Marina B; Siddiqui, Momin T

    2008-05-01

    Adult granulosa cell tumor (GCT) of the ovary is mostly diagnosed in postmenopausal women. They typically secrete estrogen, which stimulates the endometrium to proliferate and cause abnormal bleeding. This study reviews the cytologic features of adult GCT of the ovary diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA). We reviewed slides from ten cases diagnosed by CT guided FNA from 1995 to 2007 at our institutions. Smears were stained with Diff-Quik and Papanicolaou stains. Patient's history and histologic diagnosis were also available and reviewed for all cases. The patients ranged in age from 39 to 83 yr. All 10 cases were hypercellular with both large and small overlapping cell clusters and individual cells. The cytologic features identified included: naked nuclei (10/10 cases), Call-Exner bodies (7/10 cases), blood vessels with prominent perivascular tumor cell growth (4/10 cases), spindle-shaped hyperchromatic stromal cells within cellular clusters (6/10 cases), mixed inflammation (3/10 cases), tumor cell necrosis (1/10 cases), and prominent metachromatic stroma seen in association with blood vessels (1/10 cases). Moderate to scant delicate cytoplasm was also seen (10/10 cases). Small, punctuate cytoplasmic vacuoles were also noted (7/10 cases) and were occasionally prominent (3/10 cases). In general nuclear to cytoplasmic ratios were high although lower than those typically seen in a lymphoma or small-cell carcinoma. Nuclei were generally centrally located although eccentrically located nuclei were consistently seen in a minority of cells. Nuclei were monotonous in size showing slightly convoluted (occasional rentiform and fetiform nuclei) to polygonal outlines. Prominent, central nucleoli were also seen (4/10 cases). Nuclear grooves were also seen (9/10 cases). No atypical mitotic activity was identified in any of the 10 cases (0/10 cases). In summary, the above cytologic features can also help in the cytologic diagnosis of adult GCTs. PMID:18418853

  2. On-site evaluation of percutaneous CT-guided fine needle aspiration of pulmonary lesions. A study of 321 cases

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    Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of having a cytopahologist present during percutaneous CT-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of pulmonary lesions. Materials and methods: Three hundred and twenty-one FNAs of lung lesions were performed in 312 patients (218 males, 94 females; age range 20-86 years; means age: 66yrs). Nodule size ranged from 0.5 to 8 cm. The sampling was performed by a radiologist under CT-guidance; the calibre of the needle used was 20-25G. Smears were prepared in the Radiology Department and stained using a quick method by a cytopathologist: the sample adequacy was assessed and, if possible, a preliminary diagnosis was made. An additional FNA was requested if the first aspirate was considered diagnostically inadequate. The diagnostic accuracy was examinated by reviewing the clinical data and by correlating with the histological material and the clinical outcome.Results: Satisfactory diagnostic material was obtained in 275 of the 321 FNA (86%): 231 were malignant (72%), 8 suspicious (3%) and 36 were negative for malignancy (11%). Forty-six of the 321 specimens (14%) were considered inadequate for any diagnostic verification. An additional FNA was performed immediately in 60 cases (19%). Forty-two subjects developed pneumothorax: 21 patients (50%) of these required thoracic drainage. Blood effusion around the lesion site or adjacent to the needle path was observed in 39 patients (12%). Sensitivity was 99%, specificity was 95% and diagnostic accuracy was 99%. Conclusions: CT-guided aspiration cytology can be a safe and fast procedure for lung nodule characterization. On-site immediate evaluation of FNA specimens can be beneficial in determining the adequacy of the aspirate and in providing accurate preliminary diagnoses of the specimens, thus allowing for rapid clinical decisions

  3. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of metastases to the pancreas: A study of 25 cases

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    Full Text Available Background: Metastases to the pancreas are an uncommon cause of pancreatic masses seen on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively review the cytomorphology, clinical findings, and results of ancillary studies in a large series of these unusual cases. Materials and Methods: We searched our institution′s pathology database for EUS-guided FNAs of the pancreas that were diagnostic of metastatic tumor over a 5-year period. The final cytologic diagnosis, results of ancillary studies, corresponding histological material, and clinical follow-up data were reviewed in these cases. Results: A total of 1172 pancreatic EUS-guided FNAs were identified, of which 25 cases (2.1% had a confirmed diagnosis of a pancreatic metastasis. This included 12 (48% cases of renal cell carcinoma, 3 (12% melanomas, 3 (12% small cell carcinomas, and 7 (28% other malignancies. In these metastatic tumors involving the pancreas, 20 (80% of the lesions were solitary. Four (16% cases had no prior history of malignancy. The average time to diagnosis of pancreatic metastasis was 5.3 years. Immunohistochemistry and special stains were performed in 22 (88% and 9 (36% cases, respectively. Conclusions: Our data shows that although metastases to the pancreas are rare, they can present as a solitary mass many years after the primary malignancy is diagnosed and can even be the first manifestation of an extrapancreatic primary in a small number of cases. It is important to consider the possibility of a metastatic lesion in the pancreas because this may require a different management than a primary pancreatic tumor.

  4. Gene expression profiles derived from fine needle aspiration correlate with response to systemic chemotherapy in breast cancer

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    Drug resistance in breast cancer is a major obstacle to successful chemotherapy. In this study we used cDNA microarray technology to examine gene expression profiles obtained from fine needle aspiration (FNA) of primary breast tumors before and after systemic chemotherapy. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of obtaining representative expression array profiles from limited amounts of tissue and to identify those expression profiles that correlate with treatment response. Repeat presurgical FNA samples were taken from six patients who were to undergo primary surgical treatment. Additionally, a group of 10 patients who were to receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy underwent two FNAs before chemotherapy (adriamycin 60 mg/m2 and cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2) followed by another FNA on day 21 after the first cycle. Total RNA was amplified with T7 Eberwine's procedure and labeled cDNA was hybridized onto a 7600-feature glass cDNA microarray. We identified candidate gene expression profiles that might distinguish tumors with complete response to chemotherapy from tumors that do not respond, and found that the number of genes that change after one cycle of chemotherapy was 10 times greater in the responding group than in the non-responding group. This study supports the suitability of FNA-derived cDNA microarray expression profiling of breast cancers as a comprehensive genomic approach for studying the mechanisms of drug resistance. Our findings also demonstrate the potential of monitoring post-chemotherapy changes in expression profiles as a measure of pharmacodynamic effect and suggests that these approaches might yield useful results when validated by larger studies

  5. Fine needle aspiration cytology of oral and oropharyngeal lesions with an emphasis on the diagnostic utility and pitfalls

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    Nalini Gupta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: This study was undertaken to evaluate the diagnostic utility and pitfalls of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC in oral and oropharyngeal lesions. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective audit of oral and oropharyngeal lesions diagnosed with FNAC over a period of six years (2005-2010. Results: Oral/oropharyngeal lesions [n=157] comprised 0.35% of the total FNAC load. The age ranged 1-80 years with the male: female ratio being 1.4:1. Aspirates were inadequate in 7% cases. Histopathology was available in 73/157 (46.5% cases. Palate was the most common site of involvement [n=66] followed by tongue [n=35], buccal mucosa [n=18], floor of the mouth [n=17], tonsil [n=10], alveolus [n=5], retromolar trigone [n=3], and posterior pharyngeal wall [n=3]. Cytodiagnoses were categorized into infective/inflammatory lesions and benign cysts, and benign and malignant tumours. Uncommon lesions included ectopic lingual thyroid and adult rhabdomyoma of tongue, and solitary fibrous tumor (SFT, and leiomyosarcoma in buccal mucosa. A single false-positive case was dense inflammation with squamous cells misinterpreted as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC on cytology. There were eight false-negative cases mainly due to sampling error. One false-negative case due to interpretation error was in a salivary gland tumor. The sensitivity of FNAC in diagnosing oral/oropharyngeal lesions was 71.4%; specificity was 97.8% with diagnostic accuracy of 87.7%. Conclusions: Salivary gland tumors and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC are the most common lesions seen in the oral cavity. FNAC proves to be highly effective in diagnosing the spectrum of different lesions in this region. Sampling error is the main cause of false-negative cases in this region.

  6. UTILITY OF CELL BLOCK TECHNIQUE BY MICROWAVE PROCESSING FOR RAPID DIAGNOSIS IN FLUIDS AND FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATES

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    Shailaja

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available : INTRODUCTION: The present study was carried out to evaluate the cell block technique prepared out of the residue of fluids and fine needle aspirate (FNA samples after routine cytological processing. In addition it was processed in a microwave to facilitate early reporting. Aims and OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to correlate the cytological findings with those of cell block sections and to establish the microwave processing technique in preparation of paraffin blocks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 samples were studied over a two year period. They comprised of 64 fluids and 36 FNA samples. In 88 cases, both cytology and histology were available for correlation. For cell block preparation, the modified plasma-thrombin technique and for microwave processing, the modified Bellotti’s technique were used respectively. RESULTS: Positive correlation between cell block and cytology for malignant and benign lesions in fluid specimens was seen in 21.87% and 51.56% cases respectively. Positive correlation between cell block and cytology for malignant and benign lesions in FNA specimens was seen in 47.22% and 33.33% cases respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of cell blocks and cytology smears were calculated. Also the use of microwave processing allowed us to give report on the same day without affecting the quality of sections and staining. CONCLUSIONS: The present study indicates that even after cytological processing of fluids and FNA specimens, some residue is left behind which may contain valuable diagnostic material which can be processed further as a cell block. In addition, microwave processing gives the added benefit of rapid reports without compromise in the quality of reports.

  7. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of secondary tumors involving the pancreas: An institution′s experience

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    Ahmed K Alomari

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    Full Text Available Background: Pancreatic masses may seldom represent a metastasis or secondary involvement by lymphoproliferative disorders. Recognition of this uncommon occurrence may help render an accurate diagnosis and avoid diagnostic pitfalls during endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA. In this study, we review our experience in diagnosing secondary tumors involving the pancreas. Materials and Methods: The electronic database of cytopathology archives was searched for cases of secondary tumors involving the pancreas at our institution and a total of 31 cases were identified. The corresponding clinical presentations, imaging study findings, cytological diagnoses, the results of ancillary studies, and surgical follow-up, if available, were reviewed. Results: Nineteen of the patients were male and 12 female, with a mean age of 66 years. Twenty-three patients (74% had a prior history of malignancy, with the latency ranging from 6 months to 19 years. The secondary tumors involving the pancreas included metastatic carcinoma (24 cases, metastatic sarcoma (3 cases, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (2 cases, and plasma cell neoplasm (2 cases. The most common metastatic tumors were renal cell carcinoma (8 cases and lung carcinoma (7 cases. Correct diagnoses were rendered in 29 cases (94%. The remaining two cases were misclassified as primary pancreatic carcinoma. In both cases, the patients had no known history of malignancy, and no ancillary studies were performed. Conclusions: Secondary tumors involving the pancreas can be accurately diagnosed by EUS-FNA. Recognizing uncommon cytomorphologic features, knowing prior history of malignancy, and performing ancillary studies are the keys to improve diagnostic performance and avoid diagnostic pitfalls.

  8. Usefulness of fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions: an institutional experience of 340 patients

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    Pinki Pandey

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluate the results of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC in the diagnosis, its correlation with histology, to highlight its limitations and diagnostic pitfalls as well as the impact of FNAC on the decreased rate of surgery in clinically suspect thyroid lesions.Study design: FNAC was performed on 340 patients with thyroid enlargement over a period of six years. The cytological results were correlated with clinical features, thyroid function tests and histopathological examination.Results: Among non- neoplastic group, the most frequently encountered lesion was colloid goiter in 231 (67.94% cases followed by thyroiditis in 68 (20% cases, five (1.47% adenomatous goiter and four (1.17% thyroglossal cysts. Among the neoplasticgroup, twelve (3.52% cases were reported as follicular neoplasm, seven (2.05% cases as Hürthle cell neoplasm and four (1.17% as malignant tumors. The cytological and histological concordance was determined. A false positive cytologic diagnosis of neoplasms was made in five cases. Presence of Hürthle cell metaplasia, hyperplastic nodules and papillary hyperplasia were responsible for the false positive diagnoses. For the entire series, the false negative rate was 8.57% and the false positive rate was 7.14%. FNA revealed a sensitivity of 62.5%, a specificity of 90.74%, a positive predictive value of 66.66% and a negative predictive value of 89.09%.Conclusion: FNAC is thus an accurate, cost- effective, minimally invasive and reliable diagnostic tool for assessment of patients with thyroid lesions and their management.

  9. Liu-stain quick cytodiagnosis of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration in diagnosis of liver tumors

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    Chi-Sin Changchien; Jing-Houng Wang; Sheng-Nan Lu; Chao-Hung Hung; Chien-Hung Chen; Chuan-Mo Lee

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    AIM: To combine ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) and Liu (Riu) stain to make a quick study on liver tumor lesions.METHODS: Two hundred and twenty-eight aspirations from 232 patients were completely studied. The operator himself made the quick cytodiagnosis of US-FNA smear stained by Liu method within thirty minutes. The US-FNA specimen was also sent to the pathological department for cytological study and cellblock histology. The result of our Liu-stain quick cytodiagnosis in each patient was confirmed by the final cytopathological diagnosis from pathological report.RESULTS: Among 228 samples, the quick cytodiagnosis revealed 146 malignancies, 81 benign lesions and one inadequate specimen. Cytopathological diagnosis from the pathological department revealed 150 malignancies,and 78 benign lesions. Four well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) were under-diagnosed by quick cytodiagnosis as benign and 3 benign lesions were over-diagnosed as well-differentiated HCCs. Compared with cytopathological diagnosis, quick cytodiagnosis correctly diagnosed 143 malignancies and 77 benign lesions. Except for the one inadequate specimen in quick cytodiagnosis, the accuracy of quick cytodiagnosis was 96.9% (220/227), and its sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values were 97.9%, 95.1%,97.3% and 96.3%, respectively.CONCLUSION: Liu-stain quick cytodiagnosis is a fast,convenient, safe and effective method for hepatologists in clinic practice to diagnose liver tumor. In few cases of well-differentiated HCC, Liu-stain quick cytodiagnosis has its limitation.

  10. Subacute granulomatous (De Quervain′s thyroiditis: Fine-needle aspiration cytology and ultrasonographic characteristics of 21 cases

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    Çigdem Vural

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Subacute granulomatous thyroiditis (SGT is an inflammatory disease that presents with different clinical and cytological characteristics. Although the diagnosis is generally made clinically, imaging methods and fine-needle aspiration (FNA may provide assistance, particularly in atypical cases. The objective of this study is to reveal the ultrasonographic (USG and cytological characteristics of SGT. Materials and Methods: The clinical, USG and cytological findings of 21 cases diagnosed with SGT were reviewed. Results: Ultrasonographic data was available in 20 cases. A hypoechoic thyroid nodule with irregular margins was detected in 12 of the 20 total cases. Of these, 9 cases complained about pain in the thyroid lodge and generally had unilateral lesions, heterogeneous and hypoechoic areas with indistinct margins, rather than nodular lesions, which were seen in 7 cases. Cytologically, the multinuclear giant cells (MNGCs found in all cases were accompanied by a dirty background containing varying numbers of granulomatous structures, including isolated epithelioid histiocytes, proliferated/regenerated follicle epithelium cells and inflammatory cells and colloid. Conclusion: Though hypoechoic and heterogeneous areas with irregular margins are strongly associated with thyroiditis, SGT may also appear as painful or painless hypoechoic, solid nodules and generate challenges in differential diagnosis. Although the most remarkable characteristic observed in FNA cytology was the presence of multiple MNGCs with cytoplasm, a dirty background accompanied by mild-moderate cellularity, degenerated-proliferated follicular epithelium cells, rare epithelioid granulomas and mixed type inflammatory cells are characteristic for SGT. The assessment of these radiological and cytological findings in conjunction with clinical findings will assist in the achievement of an accurate diagnosis.

  11. Ultrasound screening of thyroid nodules in adults with no previous exposed to irradiation comparison between scanning, palpation and fine needle aspiration cytology. A study in Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad, North East of Iran

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    There are a great number of studies on the association between childhood radiation exposure and thyroid nodules and cancer. Ultrasound imaging of thyroid nodules is valuable part of diagnostics and identifies abnormalities, because ultrasound can detect nodules as small as 2-3 mm and no radiation is involved , it has gained wide acceptance for the screening of nodular thyroid disease. 500 subjects were selected randomly from medical students in university of medical sciences in Mashhad North East of Iran. Individuals were screened by a health survey , thyroid ultrasounds, 99mTc-pertechnetate scans, palpation and fine needle aspiration obtained as necessary. The ultrasound was performed with a 7.5-MHz transducer in direct contact with the lubricated skin of the extended neck. Each ultrasound exam was read independently by two radiologists and one endocrinologist. Each nodule was characterized as follows: 1) presence; 2) size ; 3) location; ant or post; 4) location; upper pole, midportion of lobe, lower pole, or isthmus; and 5) type; solid, cystic, or mixed. In 500 cases (312 men, 188 women; age range, 18 - 30 years) underwent neck sonography. Normal findings were verified by clinical follow-up and thyroid disease was found in (5%) of subjectes. A total of 25 certain thyroid nodules were detected by the ultrasound examinations. Eighty eight percent nodules were less than 1.0 cm dimension.Among the subjects who had them thyroid nodules,(48%) were cystic , (44%) were hypoechoic lesions and (8 %) were hyperechoic .The abnormality of thyroid echo was solitary in (1,8%) ,multiple in (1,4%) and diffuse in (0,6%) of subjectes. All abnormal findings were verified by fine needle aspiration biopsy and correlated with thyroid scan, and surgery. The results reported here can be compared to several reports on the prevalence of ultrasound detected thyroid nodules in adult populations not exposed to radiation .The major advantage is that ultrasound can find clinically important

  12. Core biopsy as a simple and effective diagnostic tool in head and neck focal myositis.

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    Tan, Chun Yee; Chong, Sheldon; Shaw, Chi-Kee Leslie

    2015-12-01

    Most unilateral head and neck masses are benign, although malignancy is a possibility in some cases. However, there are other rare causes of unilateral neck masses, such as focal myositis, which is a rare, benign condition belonging to the family of inflammatory pseudotumors of the skeletal muscles, with rare presentations in the head and neck region. Focal myositis presents as a rapidly enlarging neck mass that can be misdiagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy and/or radiologic imaging as either an infective or a neoplastic process. To date, there are only 5 reported cases of adult focal myositis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the medical literature. In this article, the authors present 2 cases involving patients with focal myositis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle that were successfully diagnosed with core-needle biopsy and managed conservatively. The pros and cons of fine-needle aspiration biopsy and core-needle biopsy are discussed. Based on the authors' results, fine-needle aspiration biopsy universally fails to provide the diagnosis of focal myositis. In contrast, core-needle biopsy successfully diagnosed focal myositis in both of our patients. Both of them had complete resolution with conservative management. PMID:26670758

  13. Diagnostic difficulties and pitfalls in rapid on-site evaluation of endobronchial ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration

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    Monaco Sara

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: One of the novel techniques utilizing fine needle aspiration (FNA in the diagnosis of mediastinal and lung lesions is the endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS-guided FNA. In this study, we describe five cases which had a discrepancy between on-site evaluation and final diagnosis, or a diagnostic dilemma when rendering the preliminary diagnosis, in order to illustrate some of the diagnostic difficulties and pitfalls that can occur in EBUS FNA. Methods: A total of five EBUS FNA cases from five patients were identified in our records with a discrepancy between the rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE and final diagnosis, or that addressed a diagnostic dilemma. All of the cases had histological confirmation or follow-up. The cytomorphology in the direct smears, cell block, and immunohistochemical stains were reviewed, along with the clinical history and other available information. Results: Two cases were identified with a nondefinitive diagnosis at ROSE that were later diagnosed as malignant (metastatic signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma and metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC on the final cytological diagnosis. Three additional cases were identified with a ROSE and final diagnosis of malignant (large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC and two squamous cell carcinomas, but raised important diagnostic dilemmas. These cases highlight the importance of recognizing discohesive malignant cells and bland neoplasms on EBUS FNA, which may lead to a negative or a nondefinitive preliminary diagnosis. Neuroendocrine tumors can also be difficult due to the wide range of entities in the differential diagnosis, including benign lymphocytes, lymphomas, small and nonsmall cell carcinomas, and the lack of immunohistochemical stains at the time of ROSE. Finally, the background material in EBUS FNAs may be misleading and unrelated to the cells of interest. Conclusions: This study illustrates the cytomorphology of five EBUS FNA cases that address some of the

  14. Is there still a role for thyroid scintigraphy in the workup of a thyroid nodule in the era of fine needle aspiration cytology and molecular testing?

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    Moreno-Reyes, Rodrigo; Kyrilli, Aglaia; Lytrivi, Maria; Bourmorck, Carole; Chami, Rayan; Corvilain, Bernard

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    Thyroid scintigraphy is now rarely used in the work-up of a thyroid nodule except in the presence of a low TSH value. Therefore, autonomously functioning thyroid nodules (AFTNs) with a normal TSH value are diagnosed only in the rare medical centers that continue to use thyroid scan systematically in the presence of a thyroid nodule. In this review, we discuss the prevalence of AFTN with a normal TSH level and the possible consequences of performing fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in an undiagnosed AFTN. We also discuss the risk of malignant AFTN which may be higher than previously stated. PMID:27158470

  15. Pitfalls in diagnosing specific subtypes of carcinoma breast on fine needle aspiration cytology: A report of two cases with review of literature

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    Hemalatha Anantharamaiah

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC is a useful procedure that can be conveniently performed in the outpatient department (OPD and can be used in the subtyping of breast carcinomas. However, some specific subtypes can cause a hindrance to that. We present two such cases, one of tubulolobular carcinoma breast and the other of squamous cell carcinoma breast that were missed on FNAC, and subsequently diagnosed on histopathology and by immunohistochemistry. A thorough knowledge of the cytological features of the subtypes and the use of immunocytochemistry can appropriately make FNAC a standard, accurate, and simple OPD procedure, thus helping us in arriving at specific diagnosis.

  16. Combined applications of fine needle aspiration cytology and Flow cytometric immunphenotyping for diagnosis and classification of non Hodgkin Lymphoma

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    Al Quallaf Aisha

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Aims and objectives In this present study we have evaluated the feasibility of sub-classification of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL cases according to World Health Organization's (WHO classification on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC material along with flow cytometric immunotyping (FCI as an adjunct. Materials and methods In this five years study, only cases suggested or confirmed as NHL by FNAC were selected and FCI was performed with a complete panel of antibodies (CD3, CD2, CD 4, CD5, CD8, CD7, CD10, CD19, CD20, CD23, CD45, κ and λ by dual color flow cytometry. Both cytologic findings and FCI data were interpreted together to diagnose and sub-classify NHL according to WHO classification. Wherever possible the diagnoses were compared with cytology. Results There were total 48 cases included in this study. The cases were classified on FNAC as predominant small cells (12, mixed small and large cells (5 and large cells (26. In five cases a suggestion of NHL was offered on FNAC material and these cases were labeled as NHL not otherwise specified (NHL-NOS. Flow cytometry could be performed in 45 cases (93.8% and in rest of the three cases the material was inadequate because of scanty blood mixed aspirate. Light chain restriction was demonstrated in 30 cases out of 40 cases of B-NHL (75%. There were 15 cases each of κ and λ light chain restriction in these 30 cases. With the help of combined FCI and FNAC, it was possible to sub-classify 38 cases of NHL (79% according to WHO classification. Combined FNAC and FCI data helped to diagnose 9 cases of small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL, 2 cases of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL, 4 cases of follicular lymphoma (FL, 17 cases of diffuse large B lymphoma (DLBL and 6 cases of lymphoblastic lymphoma. Histopathology diagnosis was available in 31 cases of NHL out of which there were 14 recurrent and 17 cases of primary NHL. Out of 15 DLBL cases diagnosed on FCI and FNAC, histology confirmed 14 cases and

  17. Endoscopic ultrasonography with fine-needle aspiration: present situation and indications Ultrasonografía endoscópica sectorial: situación actual e indicaciones

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    J. J. Vila Costas

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    Full Text Available Endoscopic ultrasonography with fine-needle aspiration is a safe technique that allows the collection of tissue samples for histological diagnosis, as well as therapeutic maneuvers. It has better diagnostic accuracy versus other exploration techniques used for the staging of neoplasms in the gastrointestinal tract as well as in other organs. The risk for complications is extremely low, and the procedure has been shown to be cost-effective in many studies. In this paper we attempt to review the main present indications of endoscopic ultrasonography with fine-needle aspiration.La ecoendoscopia sectorial es una técnica muy segura con una gran precisión diagnóstica no alcanzable por otras exploraciones utilizadas en la estadificación de distintos tumores del tracto digestivo y órganos vecinos. Permite la realización de punción aspiración con aguja fina con obtención de material para estudio histológico, además de facilitar la realización de numerosas maniobras terapéuticas. Tiene un porcentaje de complicaciones extraordinariamente bajo, saliendo además reforzada en los análisis de coste-efectividad realizados. En este trabajo realizamos una revisión de las indicaciones actuales de la ecoendoscopia sectorial.

  18. Radiofrequency therapy of intractable maxillary neuralgia with the help of fine needle puncturing of foramen rotundum under X-ray guidance: a clinical study

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    Objective: To investigate the feasibility and efficacy of X-ray guided needle puncturing of foramen rotundum and radiofrequency therapy of intractable maxillary neuralgia. Methods: Fine-needle puncturing of foramen rotundum under fluoroscopic guidance radiofrequency ablation of maxillary nerve stem were carried out in 11 patients with intractable maxillary neuralgia who had failed to respond to other treatment. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy, and VAS score was determined before the treatment and 72 hours after the treatment. Results: The procedure was successfully accomplished in all patients. Pain was relieved immediately after the treatment. VAS score before the operation was 5-10 (with a median of 7), which decreased to 0 at 72 hours after the operation. A follow-up lasting for 2 weeks to 8 months (mean of 15 weeks) was conducted. No recurrent pain occurred. Facial swelling was seen in 36.4% of cases (4/16). Neither corneal ulcer nor masseteric weakness was seen. Conclusion: Radiofrequency ablation of maxillary nerve stem with the help of fine needle puncturing of foramen rotundum under X-ray guidance is an effective treatment for intractable maxillary neuralgia. It is worthy popularizing this technique in clinical practice. (authors)

  19. Malignant Pancreatic Extra-Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Diagnosed by Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology. A Case Report with a Review of the Literature

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    Ram Nawal Rao

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    Full Text Available Context Pancreatic extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumors are extremely uncommon neoplasm. To the best of our knowledge, only eleven cases have been reported in the literature. All the case reports published mostly involve diagnoses made on surgical pathology. Case report A 40-year-old male patient presented with asthenia, mild abdominal pain, severe anemia and weight loss. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a heterogeneously enhancing mass (6.5x6.0 cm in the body and head of the pancreas. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (US-FNA was performed on the mass of the pancreas before a pancreaticoduodenectomy. A cytological diagnosis of pancreatic malignant mesenchymal neoplasm was made. The final diagnosis of primary pancreatic extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor was confirmed by histopathological examination and immunohistochemical findings (CD117 positivity. This case was diagnosed by percutaneous transabdominal ultrasound, rather than endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA which had been used in three previous cases. Conclusion We report a very unusual case of pancreatic extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor which was diagnosed by US-FNA cytology. Although this is uncommon in the pancreas, extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of solid and cystic pancreatic masses on cytology.

  20. Application of B -ultrasonic Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the Diagnosis of Tuberculous Lymphadenitis%经B超引导FNAC在淋巴结结核诊断中的应用

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    余琦; 杨江辉; 李宁

    2011-01-01

    To explore the value of B-ultrasonic guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis (TB). The patients were carried out FNAC under B-ultrasonic guidance to distinguish the tuberculosis lymphadenitis. With the FNAC diagnosis of lymphoglandulae and reactive hyperplasia lesions of 80 cases, 41 cases were confirmed by histopathology. With FNAC diagnosed tuberculosis 36 cases,granulomatous lymphadenitis 2 cases and reactive hyperplasia 3 cases. FANC is one of efficient method to diagnosis the tuberculous tymphadenitis. This method has some limitations, but it could be overcome by biopsy or polymerase chain reaction.%探讨经B超引导针吸穿刺细胞学检查(FNAC)对淋巴结结核(TB)的诊断价值.在B超引导下对淋巴结进行FNAC,以鉴别淋巴结结核.FNAC诊断淋巴结肉芽肿及反应性增生病变80例,41例经病理组织学证实.FNAC诊断结核36例,肉芽肿性淋巴结炎2例,反应性增生3例.结论:经B超引导FNAC是淋巴结结核病理诊断的有效方法之一,但也存在一定的局限性,可以通过活检或聚合酶链反应(polymerase chain reaction,PCR)等方法解决.

  1. Analysis of the behavior and characteristics of thyroid lesions identified by biopsy fine needle aspiration and gammagraphic diagnosis: Hospital Calderon Guardia: period 2004-2006

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    Thyroid lesions have meant one of the most important pathological entities in the Costa Rican population for many years, which have been increased by new diagnostic examinations and early detection and timely thanks to the preventive medicine that is exerted on the security of the country. After the nuclear accident Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union for several decades ago has shown an increase in neoplastic lesions as well as was appreciated after the implementation of the first atomic bomb in World War II, this behavior is the interest to see how thyroid pathology develops in the environment and what have been the Costa Rican experiences in correlation with the expected time to the global statistics. The behavior pattern observed of the lessons of the thyroid gland and based on clinical findings and in some cases together with scintigraphy have allowed to study the development seen through the ultrasound and cytopathological result. The behavior of the patients was similar to global statistics, being most frequent the benign lesions than malignant, and the scintigraphy correlation with lesions were found to be cold was significant for determination of malignant or suspicious for malignancy. Some of these lesions that were suspicious for malignancy scintigraphy and ultrasound were benign have been found to fall within the expected rate for this type of injury. The study consisted of sampling in 2023 noted that the prevalence was 9:1 in women compared with men, which agrees as thyroid diseases are more common in women than in men as well as the expected results in malignant lesions that remained the same behavior. As expected in the age ranges of suffering from thyroid lesions remained between the fifth and sixth decade of life, which has allowed to observe the frequency of different benign and malignant lesions that occurred during this study in the decades and periods covered. While before the study of thyroid lesions was occupied by scintigraphy and endocrinological management has been viewed that incidentalomas appreciated by the teams high-resolution ultrasound bring a benefit in the care of the patient early and fast like its minimally invasive intervention to characterize the thyroid lesions that are suspicious of malignancy or indeterminate by clinical and other diagnostic methods, a fact that increases in the routine study of thyroid pathology. In fact in the cost benefit study of FNA for early patient care is relatively cheap with a great evaluation of lesions and is important for determination of injury, because if there were suspected, sonographically, it is easier to seek the consent from patient and treating physician to take the sample and lead to better clinical guidance, histological and radiological, fact that will allow the patient a concise definition of your case. (author)

  2. Importance and value of a preoperative diagnosis in oat cell carcinoma by radiography and its verification by Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB)

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    Surgical resection currently offers the best hope of cure in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), while chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy is the primary choice for Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). The preoperative diagnosis of small cell anaplastic carcinoma (oat cell carcinoma) therefore is extremely important for adequate patient management treatment and prognosis. The patients history, clinical findings and radiographic patterns are all important for the differential diagnosis of SCLC (oat cell cancer) constituting a clinical, radiological and histopathological entity. FNB is a minor, fast, safe, inexpensive procedure, which is easy to perform, not uncomfortable for the patient and which, due to high accuracy may confirm or exclude SCLC (oat cell cancer). Major surgery with its inherent risk of morbidity/mortality may such be avoided allowing to choose the optimal and most appropriate form of alternative treatment permitting a high quality of life during the course of the disease. In a series of 2726 patients with 5300 FNB, of which 1264 (46%) showed evidence of malignancy SCLC (oat cell carcinoma) was cytologically diagnosed in 54 cases (6%). No serious complication occurred. (orig.)

  3. Biopsy techniques for intraocular tumors.

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    Rishi, Pukhraj; Dhami, Abhinav; Biswas, Jyotirmay

    2016-06-01

    Biopsy involves the surgical removal of a tissue specimen for histopathologic evaluation. Most intraocular tumors are reliably diagnosed based on the clinical evaluation or with noninvasive diagnostic techniques. However, accurately diagnosing a small percentage of tumors can be challenging. A tissue biopsy is thus needed to establish a definitive diagnosis and plan the requisite treatment. From fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) to surgical excision, all tissue collection techniques have been studied in the literature. Each technique has its indications and limitations. FNAB has been reported to provide for 88-95% reliable and safe ophthalmic tumor diagnosis and has gained popularity for prognostic purposes and providing eye conserving treatment surgeries. The technique and instrumentation for biopsy vary depending upon the tissue involved (retina, choroid, subretinal space, vitreous, and aqueous), suspected diagnosis, size, location, associated retinal detachment, and clarity of the media. The cytopathologist confers a very important role in diagnosis and their assistance plays a key role in managing and planning the treatment for malignancies. PMID:27488148

  4. Biopsy techniques for intraocular tumors

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    Pukhraj Rishi

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    Full Text Available Biopsy involves the surgical removal of a tissue specimen for histopathologic evaluation. Most intraocular tumors are reliably diagnosed based on the clinical evaluation or with noninvasive diagnostic techniques. However, accurately diagnosing a small percentage of tumors can be challenging. A tissue biopsy is thus needed to establish a definitive diagnosis and plan the requisite treatment. From fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB to surgical excision, all tissue collection techniques have been studied in the literature. Each technique has its indications and limitations. FNAB has been reported to provide for 88-95% reliable and safe ophthalmic tumor diagnosis and has gained popularity for prognostic purposes and providing eye conserving treatment surgeries. The technique and instrumentation for biopsy vary depending upon the tissue involved (retina, choroid, subretinal space, vitreous, and aqueous, suspected diagnosis, size, location, associated retinal detachment, and clarity of the media. The cytopathologist confers a very important role in diagnosis and their assistance plays a key role in managing and planning the treatment for malignancies.

  5. Role of dynamic sentinel node biopsy in carcinoma penis with or without palpable nodes

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    Kathiresan, N.; Raja, Anand; Ramachandran, Krishna Kumar; Sundersingh, Shirley

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    Introduction: We aimed to evaluate the role of dynamic sentinel node biopsy (DSLNB) in patients diagnosed with carcinoma penis and clinically N0 disease using superficial inguinal dissection as the standard staging modality. Materials and Methods: Twenty consecutive men (40 groins) with carcinoma penis having clinically N0 status were enrolled in the study. Patients underwent DSLNB if fine needle aspiration cytology from the groin nodes was negative, followed by injection of radiocolloid and ...

  6. Unsuspected pheochromocytoma: Risk of blood-pressure alterations during percutaneous adrenal biopsy

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    Four unsuspected pheochromocytomas were discovered during percutaneous fine-needle biopsy of the adrenal gland under ultrasound (n = 1) and computed tomographic (n = 3) guidance. One patient suffered an acute episode of alternating hypertension and hypotension during the procedure. A second patient had no alterations in vital signs during the procedure but had a severe hypertensive crisis during induction of anesthesia at surgery. Neither biopsy nor surgery affected the vital signs in the other two patients. During biopsy study of adrenal lesions, the possibility of unsuspected pheo-chromocytoma should be considered, and the interventional radiologist must be familiar with the emergency treatment of hypotensive or hypertensive crises that may occur

  7. Tension pneumothorax as a severe complication of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial fine needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph nodes

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    Szlubowski, Artur; Gil, Tomasz; Kocoń, Piotr; Ziętkiewicz, Mirosław; Twardowska, Magdalena; Kużdżał, Jarosław

    2015-01-01

    This article presents a case report of a patient suffering from bullous emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who was diagnosed with tension pneumothorax after undergoing endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). Tension pneumothorax is a severe but rare complication of EBUS-TBNA. It can result from lung injury caused by the biopsy needle or, in patients suffering from bullous emphysema, from spontaneous rupture of an emphysematous bulla resulting from increased pressure in the chest cavity during cough caused by bronchofiberoscope insertion. The authors emphasize that patients should be carefully monitored after the biopsy, and, in the case of complications, provided with treatment immediately in proper hospital conditions. Patients burdened with a high risk of complications should be identified before the procedure and monitored with extreme care after its completion. PMID:26855656

  8. Nodular fasciitis of the external ear masquerading as pleomorphic adenoma: A potential diagnostic pitfall in fine needle aspiration cytology

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    2008-01-01

    Background: Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a benign myofibroblastic proliferation in soft tissue. The most common sites are extremities, followed by the trunk and head and neck region. It is infrequently seen in the post-auricular region of pinna. Case presentation: We present here an interesting case of a young male who had a swelling in the post-auricular region; on cytology, it was diagnosed as pleomorphic adenoma; however, biopsy revealed characteristic morphology of NF. Conclusion: The c...

  9. Needle biopsy of the breast.

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    Millis, R R

    1984-01-01

    Recently, there has been a considerable increase in the use of both fine-needle aspiration biopsy (aspiration cytology) and tissue-core needle biopsy of the breast. In patients with suspected breast cancer, needle biopsy is frequently used to confirm the diagnosis before treatment is planned. This allows a more thoughtful approach to the patient and full screening for possible metastatic disease prior to definitive surgery. Needle biopsy techniques are simple, rapid, can be performed in the doctor's office, and save time, equipment, and hospital beds. Complications are few. Aspiration cytology has the advantage that it is quick to perform, the preparation can be examined almost immediately and, in the event of an unsatisfactory smear, the procedure can be repeated. However, the diagnosis is based on purely cytological evaluation, and the information obtained is somewhat limited. Reported accuracy rates range from 42 to 96%. False positive reports are rare but have occurred in most centers, and a high degree of accuracy will only be obtained by experienced practitioners. Tissue-core needle biopsy has the advantage that the diagnosis is based on histopathological assessment, but the procedure is slightly more time consuming, is more traumatic for the patient, and the equipment is more expensive. Accuracy rates range from 67 to 98.5%. During the past 4 years, 329 tissue-core (Tru-Cut) biopsies have been performed in the Guy's Hospital Breast Unit, with an accuracy rate of 83% in the diagnosis of carcinoma. The procedure has been acceptable to most patients, and complications have been minimal. Studies comparing the use of aspiration cytology and tissue-core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of mammary carcinoma have produced variable results. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of technique must depend on the clinical situation and the preferences and skills of the practitioners involved in the management of the patient. PMID:6377049

  10. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of a posterior neck dedifferentiated liposarcoma with MDM2 fluorescence in situ hybridization performed on a Pap-stained smear.

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    Zreik, Riyam; Soyalp, Krystal; Ruiz, Steve; Ward, Russell; Dobin, Sheila; Chen, Xiangbai; Liu, Lina; Rao, Arundhati

    2015-04-01

    Head and neck liposarcomas, while rare, tend to be subcutaneous and well-differentiated. Dedifferentiated liposarcomas of the head and neck are exceedingly rare in the literature. We present a case of a dedifferentiated liposarcoma arising in the soft tissue of the posterior neck of an 86-year-old man and diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration. Aspirate smears showed a dual population of atypical lipomatous and spindled cells. MDM2 (murine double minute 2) amplification was demonstrated on a Pap-stained smear using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of MDM2 FISH amplification in a liposarcoma performed on an aspirate smear. PMID:25132684

  11. Report of a case of primary breast lymphoma highlighting the importance of fine needle aspiration cytology as an initial diagnostic tool

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    Full Text Available Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of breast is a rare pathology, representing 0.5% of malignant breast tumors. We report a case of 52 year old female presenting with a large painful mass in left breast with ipsilateral axillary lymph node diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology as non-Hodgkin′s lymphoma. Breast lymphoma should be differentiated from other breast malignancies because of the differences in their treatment modalities. When breast lymphoma presents as a lump with axillary node, it clinically mimics breast carcinoma. Ultrasonogram and mammogram shows no characteristic features that can distinguish it from other breast malignancy. In such cases, FNAC becomes an important diagnostic tool that can differentiate PBL from other breast malignancy and avoid unnecessary surgery.

  12. Rectal palpation and transrectal fine needle aspiration of the prostate in the monitoring of prostate cancer: a study of 59 patients during treatment with estramustine phosphate or estrogens.

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    Hedlund, P O; Das, D; Löwhagen, T; Esposti, P

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    Fifty-nine hormonally treated prostatic carcinoma patients were prospectively followed by rectal palpation and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) at 6 month intervals for periods ranging from 6 to 120 months (median follow-up, 48 months). The cytologic impressions and palpatory findings were divided into four categories, respectively, ranging from benign to clearly malignant. Cytologic material and palpatory descriptions suitable for evaluation were available for 306 follow-up examinations, with a mean number of follow-up examinations per patient of five (range, 1-13). Tumor relapse was noted in 26 patients and was diagnosed at the same time by FNAC and palpation in six patients. In 16 of the patients tumor progression was first noted by cytology, and in four patients relapse was first detected by rectal palpation. Different patterns of cytologic and palpatory findings during the development of remission and progression of the tumors and drawbacks of the methods are discussed. PMID:2594583

  13. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for the diagnosis of pancreatic cysts by combined cytopathology and cystic content analysis

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    Amanda; K; Martin; Zhongren; Zhou

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    Recent advances in imaging technology have resulted in an increase in incidental discoveries of pancreatic cystic lesions. Pancreatic cysts comprise a wide variety of lesions and include non-neoplastic cysts and neoplastic cysts. Because some pancreatic cysts have more of a malignant potential than others, it is absolutely essential that an accurate diagnosis is rendered so that effective care can be given to each patient. In many centers, endoscopic ultrasound(EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration(FNA) has emerged as the modality of choice that enables one to distinguish between mucinous and non-mucinous lesion, diagnose malignancy and collect cyst fluid for further diagnostic studies, such as pancreatic enzyme levels, molecular analysis and other tumor biomarkers. The current review will focus on EUSguided FNA and the cytological diagnosis for pancreatic cysts.

  14. Fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of equine skin disease and the epidemiology of equine skin cytology submissions in a western Canadian diagnostic laboratory.

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    Zachar, Erin K; Burgess, Hilary J; Wobeser, Bruce K

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    Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is commonly used to diagnose skin disease in companion animals, but its use in horses appears to be infrequent. Equine veterinarians in western Canada were surveyed to determine their opinions about FNA and 15 years of diagnostic submissions were used to compare the perceived to actual value of FNA in the diagnosis of skin disease in horses. Practitioners viewed FNA as quick, easy, economical, and minimally invasive. However, most veterinarians rarely chose to use FNA due to a perception that sample quality and diagnostic yield were poor and there was a narrow range of diseases the technique could diagnose. Analysis of the FNA cytology samples from a veterinary diagnostic laboratory showed a wide variety of equine skin disease conditions, but the frequency of non-diagnostic results was significantly higher in equine submissions compared to those from dogs and cats. PMID:27247463

  15. EVALUATION OF MALIGNANT SKIN LESIONS ON FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY AND THEIR CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL CORRELATION IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN NORTH - EAST INDIA

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    Partha Kamal

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Malignant lesions of skin often come to clinical attention. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC is an easy and commonly used technique to diagnose them . Basal cell carcinoma (BCC , squamous cell carcinoma (SCC and malignant melanoma predominant the picture. AIM: To evaluate the malignant skin lesions by FNAC and their clinicopathological correlation . MATERIAL AND METHODS : FNAC from patients with the suspected malignant skin lesions coming to the department of pathology is done . Their MGG stained sections are studied and clinic - pathological correlation is done. RESULTS: Out of the 21 malignant skin lesions 85.7% cases accurately diagnosed by FNAC in our study. This is similar to other studies done on malignant skin lesions.

  16. Nodular fasciitis of the external ear masquerading as pleomorphic adenoma: A potential diagnostic pitfall in fine needle aspiration cytology

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    Full Text Available Background: Nodular fasciitis (NF is a benign myofibroblastic proliferation in soft tissue. The most common sites are extremities, followed by the trunk and head and neck region. It is infrequently seen in the post-auricular region of pinna. Case presentation: We present here an interesting case of a young male who had a swelling in the post-auricular region; on cytology, it was diagnosed as pleomorphic adenoma; however, biopsy revealed characteristic morphology of NF. Conclusion: The case highlights the potential pitfall of cytology in diagnosing NF, especially because of unusual site and morphologic overlap.

  17. Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Complicating Liver Cirrhosis: Utility of Repeat Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy after Unsuccessful First Sampling

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    Purpose: To evaluate the utility of a second ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy of liver nodules thought to be hepatocellular carcinoma when the original biopsy has failed to provide a reliable diagnosis. Methods: Thirty-seven cirrhotic patients underwent ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy of liver nodules that were subsequently diagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma. Each biopsy involved a single puncture with a 20 G cutting needle, which yielded pathologic material used both for cytologic and histologic studies. In 23 cases (mean diameter of nodules 48 mm) the biopsy furnished exclusively necrotic material (non-diagnostic subgroup); in the other 14 cases (mean diameter 26 mm) the biopsy yielded no neoplastic elements (false-negative subgroup). All 37 nodules were subjected to repeat biopsies performed in the same manner. Results: The repeat biopsies provided a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in six of the 23 patients from the non-diagnostic subgroup and in seven of the 14 in the false-negative subgroup. Overall, repeat biopsy produced a diagnostic gain of 35.1%. Conclusion: The chance of success with repeat biopsy of hepatocellular carcinoma is limited and may depend to some extent on the characteristics of the lesions (i.e., areas of necrosis in large nodules, well-differentiated cellular populations in small ones)

  18. Bone Biopsy

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    ... Physician Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Bone Biopsy Bone biopsy uses a needle and imaging guidance ... limitations of Bone Biopsy? What is a Bone Biopsy? A bone biopsy is an image-guided procedure ...

  19. Punção Aspirativa por Agulha Fina Orientada por Ultra-Sonografia em Lesões Não-palpáveis Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Guided by Ultrasound in Nonpalpable Lesions

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    Cláudio Kemp

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    (cystic or solid masses with the ultrasound and histopathological features of the biopsy lesions. Methods: a total of 617 nonpalpable lesions were analyzed by ultrasound. Fine needle aspiration cytology was guided by ultrasonography and the cysts were distinguished from the solid masses by comparing the biopsies. The cytologic results were compared with the histological results in the case surgical biopsy was carried out. Results: of the 617 nonpalpable lesions 471 were cysts (451 simple cysts with 100% negative cytology and 20 cases were considered complex cysts; 3 (15% of these had a positive or suspected cytology and in 2 cases malignancy was confirmed. There were 105 solid masses, 63 of them with negative cytology. Fifty-nine cases had a negative biopsy, and 4 cases (0.3% were false-negative but all of them presented disagreement between the cytological and image features; in 14 cases (13% there was a suspected cytology and in 5 of them carcinoma was confirmed; in 14 cases (13%, the samples were insufficient, 1 case was carcinoma and in 51 cases, a triple diagnosis was concordant and the lesions were followed-up. Conclusion: cytological analysis of simple cysts is not required, but when they are complex, cytological analysis is mandatery. In the case of nonpalpable solid masses, cytology must be correlated with ultrasound and mammography features. If the results are discordant, the lesion should be followed-up.

  20. The importance of lymph node biopsy in diagnosis on lymphadenopathy

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    A study of 826 consecutive lymph node biopsies received during the period of four year from 1993-1996 was conducted to determine its role in arriving at a diagnosis and to see the pattern of diseases with which patient presented. These biopsies was interpreted. In the Department of Pathology, PNS Shifa Naval Hospital, a tertiary care center for the armed forces personnel in the southern part of Pakistan. The age of the patients varied from 10 months to 88 years. The commonest pathology encountered was tuberculosis (50.9%), followed by reactive hyperplasia (33.2%), malignant lymphomas (5.8%) and metastatic tumors (4.9%). Miscellaneous conditions like necrotizing lymphadenitis, infections mononucleosis, sarcoidosis, castle man's disease and lepromatous leprosy comprised 0.3% each. Cases of lymphadenopathy can now be diagnosed by other means such as fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the palpable lymph node but still lymph node biopsy plays an important role in typing of lymphomas and helps in those cases which cannot be diagnosed definitely by fine needle aspiration cytology. (author)

  1. Postoperative Prognosis of Breast Cancer Patients Predicted by p53 Gene Mutation in Cancer Cells Obtained by Aspiration Biopsy

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    Takashi, SATO; Hideji, Masuoka; Kazunori, Toda; Kosho, Watabe; Yukio, Nakamura; Tatsuya, Ito; Makoto, Meguro; Masaaki, Yamamoto; Tousei, Ohmura

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    The method of cytological examination by fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) was developed clinically in breast cancer and enabled us to prepare cancer cell nuclei for the detection of p53 gene mutation. In the expectation that this method would improve the prediction of postoperative prognosis, the observation of 10 year survival for breast cancer patients with p53 gene mutations was done. The DNA of the aspirated cells was examined preoperatively for gene alterations in 53 patients with br...

  2. [Preoperative biopsy diagnosis in suspicion of breast cancer].

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    Rasmussen, Birgitte Bruun; Bak, Martin; Rank, Fritz E

    2007-09-01

    The golden standard in non-operative breast cancer diagnosis is the triple test, a combination of clinical evaluation, mammography/ultrasound and needle biopsy, either fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or histological core biopsy. FNAC and core biopsy both have advantages and disadvantages but neither of them can act as a decisive diagnostic procedure on its own. The final diagnosis should always be a consensus between the three diagnostic modalities in the triple test. Quality assurance of the pathological diagnosis is a must. The number of uncertain diagnoses i.e. atypia or suspicion of malignancy should be kept at a minimum. These diagnostic categories call for additional diagnostic procedures and thereby cause a delay in reaching the final diagnosis leading to definitive treatment. PMID:17953876

  3. Methods for Prostate Biopsy

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    M. Ghafoori

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Prostate cancer is currently the most prevalent form of cancer in men and the second leading cause of can-cer death in the United States, and the third most common cancer in men worldwide. Increasing mor-tality rates due to prostate carcinoma have been ob-served worldwide. This disease usually progresses im-perceptibly; thus, patients are unlikely to seek medi-cal help during the early stages. For these reasons, screening programs aimed at early detection have been developed. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA test is among the best screening tools available in medicine today and is recognized as the best marker for its early detection. Prostate cancers detected by DRE method alone are clinically localized only 50% to 60% of the time, whereas PSA-detected tumors are clinically localized 90% of the time and pathologi-cally confined to the prostate as determined at prostatectomy about two thirds of the time. Recently, the detection of localized prostate cancers has improved, owing to the development of various new biopsy methods. However, a standard biopsy method, including number of cores, has not yet been established at present. When screening results indi-cate the possibility of prostate cancer, a pathologic diagnosis may be pursued by ultrasound guided trans-rectal needle biopsy. Prostate biopsy is usually ad-vised if serum PSA is >4 ng/mL, and this procedure remains the gold standard for prostate cancer diagno-sis. Fine needle biopsy is less painful than core bi-opsy, but also less diagnostically accurate. Systematic biopsy protocols: In 1989, Hodge et al. coined the sextant biopsy method that is still the standard of reference in prostate cancer detection. The prostate is bilaterally divided into three regions (apex, midgland, and base, all of which are system-atically biopsied once. Although Hodge et al. first proposed sextant biopsy under transrectal ultrasound guidance, some recent reports have indicated that systematic sextant biopsy

  4. Diagnóstico de criptococose canina pela citologia aspirativa por agulha fina Diagnosis of canine cryptococcosis by fine-needle aspiration cytology

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    Danieli Brolo Martins

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se um caso de criptococose canina de caráter sistêmico e neurológico diagnosticado com o auxílio da citologia aspirativa por agulha fina (CAAF. O paciente, da raça Labrador, 1 ano e 5 meses, macho, apresentava sinais de depressão/estupor, hiporexia, presença de uma massa cervical delimitada entre os dois linfonodos submandibulares e aumento de linfonodos. A punção aspirativa da massa cervical e dos linfonodos poplíteo, pré-escapular e submandibular revelaram presença de fungos compatíveis com Cryptococcus neoformans, o qual foi então confirmado pela cultura fúngica, e classificado como sorotipo D. A CAAF mostrou ser um método rápido, seguro e eficaz em casos de criptococose canina com presença de linfoadenomegalia.This paper aimed to described a 1.5 year-old Labrador male, diagnosed with cryptococcosis using fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC. The dog was showing signs of depression and hyporexia. Peripheral lymph nodes and a mass situated between the submandibular lymph nodes were aspirated. The cytology showed yeast-like structures resembling Cryptococcus sp. in all samples examined. These findings were confirmed by culture (C. neoformans, serotype D. The FNAC technique allowed a quick, safe and easy diagnosis in this case.

  5. Diagnostic value of sonography, ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology, and diffusion-weighted MRI in the characterization of cold thyroid nodules

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    Introduction: The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the diagnostic value of different modalities for the characterization of cold thyroid nodules. Methods: In 35 patients with cold nodules, thyroid carcinoma was suspected on scintigraphy. These patients were prospectively investigated with sonography, ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (USgFNA), and quantitative diffusion-weighted imaging magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) (navigated echo-planar imaging; maximum b-value 800 s/mm2) prior to surgery. The sonographic findings, USgFNA cytology, and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of DWI were correlated with the postoperative histology of benign and malignant lesions. Statistical analysis was performed with the Kruskal-Wallis test and the Fisher's exact test. P -3 mm2/s and 1.93 x 10-3 mm2/s, respectively (P -3 mm2/s) and carcinoma. An ADC value of 2.25 x 10-3 mm2/s or higher was proven to be the cut-off value for differentiating between benign and malignant cold thyroid nodules, with an accuracy of 88%, a sensitivity of 85%, and a specificity of 100%. Conclusions: These results show that quantitative DWI is a more reliable diagnostic method for differentiation between benign and malignant thyroid lesions than sonography or USgFNA. However, further studies including a larger study population are necessary to confirm our study results.

  6. Fine-needle aspiration cytology in nonpalpable mammographic abnormalities in breast cancer screening: results from the breast cancer screening programme in Oslo 1996-2001.

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    Sauer, Torin; Myrvold, Kristina; Lømo, Jon; Anderssen, Karin Yvonne; Skaane, Per

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    Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of nonpalpable mammographic lesions has been under attack from two sides for some years. There has been much discussion and controversy as to the ability to differentiate between in situ and invasive carcinomas in cytological material. A further issue is that of optimal sampling to obtain adequate cell material in sufficient quantity. We present the results of FNAC from 832 nonpalpable mammographic abnormalities detected in the course of the breast cancer screening programme in Oslo during 1996-2001. In 11.6% of cases the smears were inadequate, and there were 7% false negatives (FN) and 1.3% false positives. Of the FN, 64% represented microcalcifications and 86% were due to sampling errors. Absolute sensitivity was 74%, complete sensitivity 88% and specificity 88%. In 255 carcinomas a cytological diagnosis of them as in situ or invasive was made. In 93% of the invasive cases (190/205) these had been correctly identified as invasive on FNAC. In 78% of cases proper follow-up could be resolved by cytology/radiology alone. Suboptimal sampling and localization remains the main cause of FN FNAC results. Problems in differentiating between in situ and invasive breast carcinomas can be significantly reduced by applying strict criteria for in situ lesions. PMID:14659146

  7. DIAGNOSIS OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: High-yield thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology: an update focused on ancillary techniques improving its accuracy.

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    Bongiovanni, M; Trimboli, P; Rossi, E D; Fadda, G; Nobile, A; Giovanella, L

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    Thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is a fast growing field. One of the most developing areas is represented by molecular tests applied to cytological material. Patients that could benefit the most from these tests are those that have been diagnosed as 'indeterminate' on FNA. They could be better stratified in terms of malignancy risk and thus oriented with more confidence to the appropriate management. Taking in to consideration the need to improve and keep high the yield of thyroid FNA, professionals from various fields (i.e. molecular biologists, endocrinologists, nuclear medicine physicians and radiologists) are refining and fine-tuning their diagnostic instruments. In particular, all these developments aim at increasing the negative predictive value of FNA to improve the selection of patients for diagnostic surgery. These advances involve terminology, the application of next-generation sequencing to thyroid FNA, the use of immunocyto- and histo-chemistry, the development of new sampling techniques and the increasing use of nuclear medicine as well as molecular imaging in the management of patients with a thyroid nodule. Herein, we review the recent advances in thyroid FNA cytology that could be of interest to the 'thyroid-care' community, with particular focus on the indeterminate diagnostic category. PMID:26450171

  8. Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma in a lymph node involved with small lymphocytic lymphoma: case report and review of the literature.

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    McElroy, Clinton; Velilla, Rowena; Chaudhary, Humera; Al-Abbadi, Mousa A

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    Diagnosis of two distinct malignant entities existing concurrently and at the same location (synchronous malignancy) by fine- needle aspiration (FNA) is unusual but may occur. Small lymphocytic lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia (SLL/CLL) in particular is associated with an increased incidence of secondary tumor, likely due to associated immunodeficiency. Co-occurrence of some carcinomas such as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), may show especially aggressive behavior. A 57-year-old Caucasian male presented with recurrent upper extremity lymphedema and diffuse lymphadenopathy of the axillary and cervical regions. FNA of a large cervical lymph node was diagnostic for both atypical lymphocytic proliferation and SCC. Flow cytometric analysis showed the atypical lymphocytic proliferation to be positive for CD5, CD23, CD19, CD20, HLA-DR, CD38, and the population was kappa light chain restricted. These cells were negative for CD-10 and FMC-7 antigens, suggesting a phenotype of B-cell SLL/CLL. We report a rare occurrence of metastatic SCC to a lymph node infiltrated by SLL/CLL. The diagnosis was achieved by a combination of cytomorphologic examination of FNA smears, immunohistochemical staining of cell block material, and flow cytometry on the sample obtained by FNA. To the best of our knowledge, only three cases of SCC metastasis to SLL/CLL diagnosed by FNA have been reported in the English literature. Though rare, awareness of such a possibility and careful cytological examination under the appropriate clinical conditions is warranted. PMID:18973126

  9. Randomized Trial Comparing the Flexible 19G and 25G Needles for Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Solid Pancreatic Mass Lesions

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    Ramesh, Jayapal; Bang, Ji Young; Hebert-Magee, Shantel; Trevino, Jessica; Eltoum, Isam; Frost, Andra; Hasan, Muhammad K.; Logue, Amy; Hawes, Robert; Varadarajulu, Shyam

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    Objectives Although a large gauge needle can procure more tissue at endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), its advantage over smaller needles is unclear. This study compared flexible 19G and 25G needles for EUS-FNA of solid pancreatic masses. Methods This was a randomized trial of patients undergoing EUS-FNA of pancreatic masses using flexible 19G or 25G needle. Main outcome measure was to compare median number of passes for on-site diagnosis. Secondary measures were to compare specimen bloodiness, complications, technical failures, and histological core tissue procurement. Results One hundred patients were randomized to EUS-FNA using flexible 19G or 25G needle. Median of 1 pass was required to achieve on-site diagnosis of 96% and 92% (P = 0.68) in 19G and 25G cohorts. There was no significant difference in technical failure (0% vs 2%, P = 0.99) or adverse events (2% vs 0%, P = 0.99) between 19G and 25G cohorts. Although histological core tissue procurement was significantly better with flexible 19G needle (88% vs 44%, P < 0.001), specimens were bloodier (severe bloodiness, 36% vs 4%; P < 0.001). Conclusions As there is no significant difference in the performance of flexible 19G and 25G needles, needle choice for sampling pancreatic masses should be based on endoscopist preference and need for histology. PMID:25232713

  10. Putting an eye on cytological specimens: an audit of the clinical impact of thyroid fine-needle aspiration in different health care settings.

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    Pereira, Bernardo Dias; Gerhard, Renê; Schmitt, Fernando

    2014-12-01

    There is published evidence showing less cost-benefit approaches in the evaluation of thyroid nodules. We performed an institutional audit of the cytologic diagnosis of thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in an attempt to perceive the clinical impact of this technique on the management of thyroid nodules and to compare it in two different types of health care: Primary Care Medicine and Endocrinology. We performed a retrospective analysis to the electronic records of patients referred from General Practitioners (GP) and Endocrinologists (E) for thyroid FNA between 2010 and 2012. Request forms for cytological reports where retrieved for analysis of clinical and cytological data. The database search retrieved 1655 patients (female gender: 88.2%; GP references: 51.8%). Preprocedure clinical information was available from 157 out of 2005 nodules (7.8%). Significant differences in cytological diagnosis were seen in "Nondiagnostic" (GP: 11.6%; E: 7.5%, χ(2)  = 0.002) and "Benign" categories (GP: 75%; E: 81.8%, χ(2)  limitations of FNA, the international recommendations for better cost-benefit approaches and the importance of a well-informed cytopathologist for better cytological diagnostic results. PMID:24678022

  11. Tibial bone metastasis as an initial presentation of endometrial carcinoma diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology: A case report and review of the literature

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    Full Text Available Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy in the United States. However, bony metastasis is infrequent and exceptionally rare as the initial presentation. We report a case of a 77-year-old female with a clinically silent endometrial carcinoma who presented with a left tibial metastasis as the first manifestation of her disease. Ours is only the third case diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration (FNA cytology, and the first to detail the cytomorphologic features of metastatic endometrial cancer to bone. These microscopic findings, including three-dimensional cohesive clusters with cellular overlapping and cuboidal to columnar cells exhibiting low nuclear: cytoplasmic ratios and partially vacuolated cytoplasm, differ significantly from those of endometrial carcinoma on a Papanicolaou test. The tumor bore similarity to the more commonly encountered metastatic colon cancer, but immunohistochemical staining enabled reliable distinction between these entities. A review of osseous metastases of endometrial cancer demonstrates a predilection for bones of the lower extremity and pelvis with a predominance of the endometrioid histologic subtype. In about a quarter of the cases, the bony metastasis was the first manifestation of the cancer. FNA was an effective diagnostic modality for this unusual presentation of a common malignancy. Awareness of this entity and its differential diagnosis is essential for accurate and timely diagnosis.

  12. Testicular biopsy

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    Biopsy - testicle ... The biopsy can be done in many ways. The type of biopsy you have depends on the reason for the ... will talk to you about your options. Open biopsy may be done in the health care provider's ...

  13. Gum biopsy

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    Biopsy - gingiva (gums) ... used to close the opening created for the biopsy. ... to eat for a few hours before the biopsy. ... Risks for this procedure include: Bleeding from the biopsy site Infection of the gums Soreness

  14. Liver biopsy

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    Biopsy - liver; Percutaneous biopsy ... prevent pain or to calm you (sedative). The biopsy may be done through the abdominal wall: You ... provider will find the correct spot for the biopsy needle to be inserted into the liver. This ...

  15. A prospective randomized study of the difference in diagnostic yield between endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUSFNA) needles with and without a side port in pancreatic masses

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    Ang, Tiing Leong; Kwek, Andrew Boon Eu; Seo, Dong Wan; Paik, Woo Hyun; Cheng, Tsu-Yao; Wang, Hsiu-Po; Lau, James

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    Background and study aims: Two 22G needles with similar designs, apart from the absence (A) or presence of a side port (B), are available for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA). The side port was designed to increase diagnostic yield but this advantage was unproven. This study evaluated the difference in diagnostic yield between both needles in pancreatic masses. Patients and methods: This was a prospective multicenter randomized cross-over study. Patients with pa...

  16. The Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology for Thyroid Tumor%细针吸取细胞学对甲状腺肿物的诊断价值

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    张文杰; 毕丽荣; 魏立静

    2001-01-01

    [ Purpose ] To investigate the role of fine needle aspiration cytology for the diagnosis of thyroid tumor. [ Method ] Fine needle aspiration from 386 cases with pathologically proved thyroid tumor was analysed. [ Results ] Of 386 cases, the cytologic diagnosis was consistent with pathologic diagnosis in 359 cases(93.0% ). [ Conclusion] Fine needle aspiration cytology can accurately diagnose thyroid tumor majority.%[目的]探讨细针吸取细胞学检查对甲状腺肿物的诊断价值。[方法]对有组织学证实的386例甲状腺肿物细针穿刺涂片进行分析。[结果]386例甲状腺肿物细胞学检查结果与组织学检查结果相符359例,准确率为93 0%。[结论]大多数甲状腺肿物在细针穿刺细胞学上可作出明确诊断。

  17. 甲状腺结节细针穿刺细胞学检查评估%Fine-needle aspiration cytology of thyroid nodules:a clinical evaluation

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    张永侠; 张彬; 张智慧; 郭会芹; 王勇; 徐震纲; 唐平章

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical application of fine needle aspiration ( FNA )cytology of thyroid nodules.Methods A retrospective review was performed of 474 consecutive cases of FNA cytology of thyroid nodules from October 2005 to January 2011.Two hundred and eighteen patients underwent ultrasound-guided FNA,and 256 patients experienced palpation-guided FNA.Cytologic diagnoses were classified as unsatisfactory,benign,atypical cellular lesion,follicular neoplasm,suspicious for malignancy,and positive for malignancy.The discrepancies between initial cytologic diagnoses and histologic diagnoses were evaluated in 157 surgical specimens.Results According to the cytological categories,the rates for histologically confirmed malignancy in the 157 patients were as follows:2/7 of unsatisfactory results,16.7% (9/54) of benign lesion,3/9 of atypical cellular lesion,1/3 of follicular neoplasm,83.3%(35/42) of suspicious for malignancies,and 97.6% (41/42) of positive for malignancies.The sensitivity,specificity and positive predictive value of thyroid FNA for the diagnosis of malignancy were 85.4%,86.9%and 90.5%,respectively.Conclusions FNA can provide an accurate diagnosis of thyroid malignancy preoperatively.The 6 diagnostic categories were beneficial for either clinical follow-up or surgical management of the patients with thyroid nodules.%目的 探讨甲状腺细针穿刺细胞学(fine-needle aspiration,FNA)检查的临床价值.方法 回顾性分析中国医学科学院肿瘤医院2005年10月至2011年1月行甲状腺细针穿刺的474例连续病例资料.B超引导下穿刺218例(46.0%),触诊穿刺256例(54.0%).细胞学诊断结果分为六级:无法诊断、良性、不典型细胞、滤泡样肿瘤、可疑恶性及恶性.将其中157例手术患者术前细胞学诊断结果与术后组织病理学诊断结果进行比较.结果 157例手术治疗患者中91例为恶性,术前FNA诊断为无法诊断2/7、良性16.7% (9/54)

  18. Qualitative elastography can replace thyroid nodule fine-needle aspiration in patients with soft thyroid nodules. A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Context: Only a minority of thyroid nodules is malignant; nevertheless, many invasive diagnostic procedures are performed to distinguish between benign and malignant nodules. Qualitative ultrasound elastography is a non-invasive technique to evaluate thyroid nodules. Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of qualitative elastography in distinguishing benign from malignant thyroid nodules in patients referred for fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Data sources: A systematic literature search (PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library) was performed. Study selection: Included studies reported thyroid nodule elastography color scores and the related cytologic or histologic findings in patients with a thyroid nodule referred for FNA. Data extraction: Two independent reviewers extracted study data and assessed study quality. Pooled sensitivities and specificities of different populations were calculated using a bivariate Bayesian framework. Data Synthesis: Twenty studies including thyroid nodules were analyzed. Pooled results of elastography indicate a summary sensitivity of 85% (95% confidence interval [CI], 79–90%) and specificity of 80% (95% CI, 73–86%). The respective pooled negative predictive and positive predictive values were 97% (95% CI, 94–98%) and 40% (95% CI, 34–48%). The pretest probability of a benign nodule was 82%. Only 3.7% of the false-negative nodules was a follicular thyroid carcinoma. A pooled negative predictive value of 99% (95% CI, 97–100%) was found when only complete soft nodules (Asteria elastography 1) were classified as benign, which included 14% of the studied population. Conclusions: Elastography has a fair specificity and sensitivity for diagnostic accuracy. Its major strength entails the detection of benignity, especially when only completely soft nodules are qualified as benign. The outcomes of our analysis show that FNA could safely be omitted in patients referred for analysis of their thyroid nodule when elastography shows it

  19. Molecular testing guidelines for lung adenocarcinoma: Utility of cell blocks and concordance between fine-needle aspiration cytology and histology samples

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    Jonas J. Heymann

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Lung cancer is a leading cause of mortality, and patients often present at a late stage. More recently, advances in screening, diagnosing, and treating lung cancer have been made. For instance, greater numbers of minimally invasive procedures are being performed, and identification of lung adenocarcinoma driver mutations has led to the implementation of targeted therapies. Advances in molecular techniques enable use of scant tissue, including cytology specimens. In addition, per recently published consensus guidelines, cytology-derived cell blocks (CBs are preferred over direct smears. Yet, limited comparison of molecular testing of fine-needle aspiration (FNA CBs and corresponding histology specimens has been performed. This study aimed to establish concordance of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR and Kirsten rat sarcoma (KRAS virus homolog testing between FNA CBs and histology samples from the same patients. Materials and Methods: Patients for whom molecular testing for EGFR or KRAS was performed on both FNA CBs and histology samples containing lung adenocarcinoma were identified retrospectively. Following microdissection, when necessary, concordance of EGFR and KRAS molecular testing results between FNA CBs and histology samples was evaluated. Results: EGFR and/or KRAS testing was performed on samples obtained from 26 patients. Concordant results were obtained for all EGFR (22/22 and KRAS (17/17 mutation analyses performed. Conclusions: Identification of mutations in lung adenocarcinomas affects clinical decision-making, and it is important that results from small samples be accurate. This study demonstrates that molecular testing on cytology CBs is as sensitive and specific as that on histology.

  20. Diagnostic value of sonography, ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology, and diffusion-weighted MRI in the characterization of cold thyroid nodules

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    Schueller-Weidekamm, Claudia [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: claudia.schueller-weidekamm@meduniwien.ac.at; Schueller, Gerd [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Kaserer, Klaus [Department of Pathology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Scheuba, Christian [Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna (Austria); Ringl, Helmut; Weber, Michael; Czerny, Christian; Herneth, Andreas M. [Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna (Austria)

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    Introduction: The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the diagnostic value of different modalities for the characterization of cold thyroid nodules. Methods: In 35 patients with cold nodules, thyroid carcinoma was suspected on scintigraphy. These patients were prospectively investigated with sonography, ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (USgFNA), and quantitative diffusion-weighted imaging magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) (navigated echo-planar imaging; maximum b-value 800 s/mm{sup 2}) prior to surgery. The sonographic findings, USgFNA cytology, and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of DWI were correlated with the postoperative histology of benign and malignant lesions. Statistical analysis was performed with the Kruskal-Wallis test and the Fisher's exact test. P < .05 denoted statistical significance. Results: The accuracy of sonography and USgFNA was 64% and 68.8%, respectively. The sensitivity was 86.7% and 80%, respectively. Specificity was only 57.2% and 50%, respectively. The median ADC values for carcinoma and adenoma were 2.73 x 10{sup -3} mm{sup 2}/s and 1.93 x 10{sup -3} mm{sup 2}/s, respectively (P < .001). There was no significant difference between the median ADC value for Hashimoto thyroiditis (3.46 x 10{sup -3} mm{sup 2}/s) and carcinoma. An ADC value of 2.25 x 10{sup -3} mm{sup 2}/s or higher was proven to be the cut-off value for differentiating between benign and malignant cold thyroid nodules, with an accuracy of 88%, a sensitivity of 85%, and a specificity of 100%. Conclusions: These results show that quantitative DWI is a more reliable diagnostic method for differentiation between benign and malignant thyroid lesions than sonography or USgFNA. However, further studies including a larger study population are necessary to confirm our study results.

  1. Qualitative elastography can replace thyroid nodule fine-needle aspiration in patients with soft thyroid nodules. A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Nell, Sjoerd; Kist, Jakob W. [Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands); Debray, Thomas P.A. [Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care Utrecht (Netherlands); Keizer, Bart de [Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands); Oostenbrugge, Timotheus J. van; Borel Rinkes, Inne H.M. [Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands); Valk, Gerlof D. [Department of Endocrinology, University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands); Vriens, Menno R., E-mail: mvriens@umcutrecht.nl [Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands)

    2015-04-15

    Context: Only a minority of thyroid nodules is malignant; nevertheless, many invasive diagnostic procedures are performed to distinguish between benign and malignant nodules. Qualitative ultrasound elastography is a non-invasive technique to evaluate thyroid nodules. Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of qualitative elastography in distinguishing benign from malignant thyroid nodules in patients referred for fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Data sources: A systematic literature search (PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library) was performed. Study selection: Included studies reported thyroid nodule elastography color scores and the related cytologic or histologic findings in patients with a thyroid nodule referred for FNA. Data extraction: Two independent reviewers extracted study data and assessed study quality. Pooled sensitivities and specificities of different populations were calculated using a bivariate Bayesian framework. Data Synthesis: Twenty studies including thyroid nodules were analyzed. Pooled results of elastography indicate a summary sensitivity of 85% (95% confidence interval [CI], 79–90%) and specificity of 80% (95% CI, 73–86%). The respective pooled negative predictive and positive predictive values were 97% (95% CI, 94–98%) and 40% (95% CI, 34–48%). The pretest probability of a benign nodule was 82%. Only 3.7% of the false-negative nodules was a follicular thyroid carcinoma. A pooled negative predictive value of 99% (95% CI, 97–100%) was found when only complete soft nodules (Asteria elastography 1) were classified as benign, which included 14% of the studied population. Conclusions: Elastography has a fair specificity and sensitivity for diagnostic accuracy. Its major strength entails the detection of benignity, especially when only completely soft nodules are qualified as benign. The outcomes of our analysis show that FNA could safely be omitted in patients referred for analysis of their thyroid nodule when elastography shows it

  2. Rapid on-site evaluation with dynamic telecytopathology for ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of head and neck nonthyroid lesions

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    Kamal K Khurana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE at the time of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (USGFNA of head and neck lesion is essential for obtaining adequate samples and providing the preliminary diagnosis. We summarize our experience with ROSE of USGFNA on head and neck nonthyroid lesions using telecytopathology. Materials and Methods: Real-time images of Diff-Quik stained cytology smears were obtained at ultrasound suite with an Olympus DP-70 digital camera attached to an Olympus CX41 microscope, and transmitted via ethernet by a cytotechnologist to a cytopathologist in cytopathology laboratory who rendered a preliminary diagnosis. Live communication was conducted with Vocera voice communication system. The ultrasound suite was located on different floor from the cytopathology laboratory. Accuracy of ROSE via telecytopathology was compared with an equal number of cases that received ROSE, prior to introduction of telecytopathology, via conventional microscopy. Results: Rapid on-site evaluation was performed on a total of 116 USGFNA of head and neck nonthyroid lesions. The telecytopathology system and conventional microscopy was used to evaluate equal number of cases (58 each. Preliminary diagnoses of benign, atypical/suspicious for malignancy, and positive for malignancy were 72.4%, 17.2% and 10.3% for telecytopathology, and 69.0%, 10.3% and 20.7% for conventional microscopy. None of the cases were deemed unsatisfactory. The overall concordance between the preliminary and final diagnoses was 94.8% for telecytopathology and 98.3% for conventional microscopy and was not statistically significant (P = 0.309. The causes of discordant preliminary and final diagnoses were mainly attributed to availability of cell block and Papanicolaou-stained slides for review or flow cytometry results for lymphoma cases at the time of final sign out. Conclusions: Telecytopathology is comparable with conventional microscopy in ROSE of USGFNA of head and

  3. Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Salivary Gland Pathology and its Histopathological Correlation: A Two Year Prospective Study in Western India.

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    Amit H Agravat

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Background and objectives: Salivary gland lesions account for 2-6.5% of all the neoplasms of the head and neck. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC is being increasingly used in the diagnosis of salivary gland lesions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and the sensitivity and specificity of FNAC in various salivary gland lesions in correlation with their histopathology, which helps in the appropriate therapeutic management. Methods: A total of 120 FNACs were done on salivary gland tumours from July 2010 to June 2012 in the Department of Pathology, P.D.U. Government Medical College, Rajkot (Gujarat, India. Formalin fixed (10%, surgically resected specimens were received, they were processed and slides were prepared for histopathological diagnosis. The stained cytological and histopathological slides were studied, analyzed and correlated. Results: The cytomorphological features were studied and analyzed and the following lesions were observed: Pleomorphic adenoma (88, Warthin’s tumour (2, Cystic lesion (4, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (6, Acinic cell carcinoma (2, Primary lymphoma (2, Carcinoma EX pleomorphic adenoma(4, metastatic malignancy deposits (2, benign parotid tumour (8 and malignant tumour (unspecified(2. A histopathological correlation was available in 78 cases. Out of these, 71 cases were true positive, 1 was false positive, 2 were false negative and 4 were true negative. Interpretation and conclusion: The overall sensitivity, specificity and the diagnostic accuracy were 97%, 80% and 92% respectively. Hence, the appropriate therapeutic management could be planned earlier. This study documents that FNAC of the salivary gland tumours is accurate, simple, rapid, inexpensive, well tolerated and harmless for the patient.

  4. A preliminary result of three-dimensional microarray technology to gene analysis with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration specimens and pancreatic juices

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    Ishigami Masatoshi

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Analysis of gene expression and gene mutation may add information to be different from ordinary pathological tissue diagnosis. Since samples obtained endoscopically are very small, it is desired that more sensitive technology is developed for gene analysis. We investigated whether gene expression and gene mutation analysis by newly developed ultra-sensitive three-dimensional (3D microarray is possible using small amount samples from endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA specimens and pancreatic juices. Methods Small amount samples from 17 EUS-FNA specimens and 16 pancreatic juices were obtained. After nucleic acid extraction, the samples were amplified with labeling and analyzed by the 3D microarray. Results The analyzable rate with the microarray was 46% (6/13 in EUS-FNA specimens of RNAlater® storage, and RNA degradations were observed in all the samples of frozen storage. In pancreatic juices, the analyzable rate was 67% (4/6 in frozen storage samples and 20% (2/10 in RNAlater® storage. EUS-FNA specimens were classified into cancer and non-cancer by gene expression analysis and K-ras codon 12 mutations were also detected using the 3D microarray. Conclusions Gene analysis from small amount samples obtained endoscopically was possible by newly developed 3D microarray technology. High quality RNA from EUS-FNA samples were obtained and remained in good condition only using RNA stabilizer. In contrast, high quality RNA from pancreatic juice samples were obtained only in frozen storage without RNA stabilizer.

  5. Biopsy - polyps

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    Polyp biopsy ... are treated is the colon. How a polyp biopsy is done depends on the location: Colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy explores the large bowel Colposcopy-directed biopsy examines the vagina and cervix Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or ...

  6. Synovial biopsy

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    Biopsy - synovial membrane ... fluid in and out of the area. A biopsy grasper is inserted through the trocar and turned ... Synovial biopsy helps diagnose gout and bacterial infections, or rule out other infections. It can be used to diagnose ...

  7. Nerve biopsy

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    Biopsy - nerve ... A nerve biopsy is most often done on a nerve in the ankle, forearm, or along a rib. The health care ... feel a prick and a mild sting. The biopsy site may be sore for a few days ...

  8. Endometrial biopsy

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    Biopsy - endometrium ... The biopsy is normal if the cells in the sample are not abnormal. ... Risks of endometrial biopsy include: Infection Causing a hole in (perforating) the uterus or tearing the cervix (rarely occurs) Prolonged bleeding Slight spotting ...

  9. Liver biopsy

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    Biopsy - liver; Percutaneous biopsy ... the biopsy needle to be inserted into the liver. This is often done by using ultrasound. The ... the chance of damage to the lung or liver. The needle is removed quickly. Pressure will be ...

  10. Skin Biopsy

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    ... skin condition cannot be diagnosed by the patient's history and what the physician finds on examination alone. Confirming a clinical diagnosis may also be necessary prior to starting therapy. Skin biopsy types are as follows: Shave biopsies Punch biopsies ...

  11. Transrectal EUS-guided FNA biopsy of a presacral chordoma-report of a case and review of the literature

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    Klaus Gottlieb; Paul H Lin; David M Liu; Karl Anders

    2008-01-01

    Chordomas are rare tumors which originate from the remnants of the notochord.These tumors are locally aggressive and have a predilection for the ends of the axial skeleton.An important prerequisite for optimal management of these tumors is a correct preoperative diagnosis.The present case is the first report of the use of endoscopic ultrasound to obtain transrectal fine needle aspiration biopsy of a presacral chordoma.A review of the prior computer tomography (CT) scans allowed us to calculate the tumor volume doubling time (18.3 mo).Transrectal biopsy of chordomas is controversial,however we believe that such concerns are not justified.

  12. Current Concepts in the Biopsy of Musculoskeletal Tumors

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    Full Text Available In the management of bone and soft tissue tumors, accurate diagnosis, using a combination of clinical, radiographic, and histological data, is critical to optimize outcome. On occasion, diagnosis can be made by careful history, physical examination, and images alone. However, the ultimate diagnosis usually depends on histologic analysis by an experienced pathologist. Biopsy is a very important and complex surgery in the staging process. It must be done carefully, so as not to adversely affect the outcome. Technical considerations include proper location and orientation of the biopsy incision and meticulous hemostasis. It is necessary to obtain tissue for a histological diagnosis without spreading the tumor and so compromise the treatment. Furthermore, the surgeon does not open compartmental barriers, anatomic planes, joint space, and tissue area around neurovascular bundles. Nevertheless, avoid producing a hematoma. Biopsy should be carefully planned according to the site and definitive surgery and should be performed by an orthopedic surgeon with an experience in musculoskeletal oncology who will perform the definitive surgery. Improperly done, it can complicate patient care and sometimes even eliminate treatment options. Different biopsy techniques are suitable: fine-needle aspiration, core-needle biopsy, and incisional biopsy. The choice of biopsy depends on the size, the location of the lesion, and the experience of the pathologist.

  13. Dual color multiplex TTF-1 + Napsin A and p63 + CK5 immunostaining for subcategorizing of poorly differentiated pulmonary non-small carcinomas into adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in fine needle aspiration specimens

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    Seema Sethi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The distinction of lung adenocarcinoma (ADC from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC has important therapeutic implications. Napsin A is a recently developed marker, which has shown high specificity for lung tissue in the surgical pathology specimens. In this study, we have evaluated whether the use of a panel of novel multiplex cocktails of TTF-1 + Napsin A and p63 + CK5 for dual color immunostaining will improve the diagnostic accuracy of lung adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in fine needle aspiration (FNA specimens, usually with relatively scant microfragments of diagnostic material. Materials and Methods: Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded, adequately cellular FNA cell blocks with a confirmed diagnosis of either ADC (n = 22, SCC (n = 20 or poorly differentiated carcinoma (PDC; n = 7, from a total of 49 consecutive cases, were studied. All these cases had subsequently confirmed diagnosis in biopsies or resection specimens. The sections were immunostained with two color methods of TTF-1 + Napsin A and p63 + CK5 multiplex cocktails. The presence of one or more unequivocal individual tumor cells with convincing brown nuclear TTF-1 and red cytoplasmic Napsin A staining, and cells with brown nuclear p63 and membranous / cytoplasmic CK5 staining were interpreted as ′positive′. Results: All 20 FNA cell blocks from SCC cases were positive for dual stain p63 + CK5 and negative for dual stain TTF-1 + Napsin A. The sensitivity and specificity of the dual immunoexpressions of p63 + CK5 for SCC of lung FNAs were both 100%. All 22 ADC cases were positive with dual stain of TTF-1 + Napsin A and negative for dual stain of p63 + CK5. On follow-up of the surgical pathology specimens, 22 cases were confirmed as ADC. The sensitivity of the dual immunoexpression of TTF-1 + Napsin A for ADC of lung FNAs was 100% and the specificity was also 100%. Of the seven PDC cases, five cases that were positive for dual stain p63 + CK5 and negative for dual

  14. Diagnostic value of endobronchial and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for accessible lung cancer lesions after non-diagnostic conventional techniques: a prospective study

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    Lung cancer diagnosis is usually achieved through a set of bronchoscopic techniques or computed tomography guided-transthoracic needle aspiration (CT-TTNA). However these procedures have a variable diagnostic yield and some patients remain without a definite diagnosis despite being submitted to an extensive workup. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and cost of linear endobronchial (EBUS) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA), performed with one echoendoscope, for the diagnosis of suspicious lung cancer lesions after failure of conventional procedures. One hundred and twenty three patients with an undiagnosed but suspected malignant lung lesion (paratracheal, parabronchial, paraesophageal) or with a peripheral lesion and positron emission tomography positive mediastinal lymph nodes who had undergone at least one diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy or CT-TTNA attempt were submitted to EBUS and EUS-FNA. Patients with endobronchial lesions were excluded. Of the 123 patients, 88 had a pulmonary nodule/mass and 35 were selected based on mediastinal PET positive lymph nodes. Two patients were excluded because an endobronchial mass was detected at the time of the procedure. The target lesion could be visualized in 121 cases and FNA was performed in 118 cases. A definitive diagnosis was obtained in 106 cases (87.6%). Eighty-eight patients (72.7%) had non-small cell lung cancer, 15 (12.4%) had small cell lung cancer and metastatic disease was found in 3 patients (2.5%). The remaining 15 negative cases were subsequently diagnosed by surgical procedures. Twelve patients (9.9%) had a malignant tumor and in 3 (2.5%) a benign lesion was found. The overall sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of EBUS and EUS-FNA to diagnose malignancy were 89.8%, 100%, 100% and 20.0% respectively. The diagnostic accuracy was 90.1% in a population with 97.5% prevalence of cancer. The ultrasonographic approach avoided expensive

  15. Adding MRI to ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration reduces the false-negative rate of axillary lymph node metastasis diagnosis in breast cancer patients

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    Aim: To evaluate whether adding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to ultrasound (US) and US-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) can reduce the false-negative rate (FNR) in the diagnosis of axillary lymph node metastasis (ALNM) in breast cancer patients, and to assess false-negative diagnosis of N2 and N3 disease when adding MRI to US and US-FNA. Materials and methods: From March 2012 to February 2013, 497 breast cancer patients were included in the study. ALNM was evaluated according to US and US-FNA prior to MRI. Second-look US was performed when MRI showed positive findings of ALNM. If second-look US also revealed a positive finding, US-FNA was performed. Diagnostic performance, including FNR, was calculated for US and US-FNA with and without MRI. The negative predictive value (NPV) of N2 and N3 disease was evaluated in negative cases based on US and US-FNA with MRI. Results: A total of 159 of 497 (32.0%) patients were found to have ALNM. Among them, 92 patients were diagnosed with metastasis on US and US-FNA. When adding MRI to US and US-FNA, an additional six patients were diagnosed with metastasis. The FNR of diagnosis of ALNM was improved by the addition of MRI (42.1% versus 38.4%, p = 0.0143). The NPV for N2 and N3 disease was 98% (391/399) based on US and US-FNA with MRI. Conclusion: Adding MRI to US and US-FNA could reduce the FNR of the diagnosis of ALNM. Furthermore, US and US-FNA with MRI may exclude 98% of N2 and N3 disease. -- Highlights: •Adding MRI to US and US-guided FNA can reduce the FNR in the diagnosis of axillary nodal metastasis in breast cancer patients. •Preoperative US and US-FNA with MRI can exclude 98.0% of N2 and N3 disease

  16. Feasibility of telecytopathology for rapid preliminary diagnosis of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of axillary lymph nodes in a remote breast care center

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    Kamal K Khurana

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: In the recent years, the advances in digital methods in pathology have resulted in the use of telecytology in the immediate assessment of fine needle aspiration (FNA specimens. However, there is a need for organ-based and body site-specific studies on the use of telecytology for the immediate assessment of FNA to evaluate its pitfalls and limitations. We present our experience with the use of telecytology for on-site evaluation of ultrasound-guided FNA (USG-FNA of axillary lymph nodes in a remote breast care center. Materials and Methods: Real-time images of Diff-Quik-stained cytology smears were obtained with an Olympus digital camera attached to an Olympus CX41 microscope and transmitted via ethernet by a cytotechnologist to a pathologist who rendered preliminary diagnosis while communicating with the on-site cytotechnologist over the Vocera system. The accuracy of the preliminary diagnosis was compared with the final diagnosis, retrospectively. Results: A total of 39 female patients (mean age: 50.5 years seen at the breast care center underwent USG-FNA of 44 axillary nodes. Preliminary diagnoses of benign, suspicious/malignant, and unsatisfactory were 41, 52, and 7%, respectively. Only one of the 23 cases that were initially interpreted as benign was reclassified as suspicious on final cytologic diagnosis. Seventeen of 18 suspicious/malignant cases on initial cytology corresponded with a malignant diagnosis on final cytology. One suspicious case was reclassified as benign on final cytologic diagnosis. All unsatisfactory cases remained inadequate for final cytologic interpretation. The presence of additional material in the cell block and interpretative error were the main reasons for discrepancy, accounting for the two discrepant cases. Conclusions: This retrospective study demonstrates that the on-site telecytology evaluation of USG-FNA of axillary lymph nodes in patients at a remote breast care center was highly accurate

  17. Retrospective evaluation of frozen section use for thyroid nodules with a prior fine needle aspiration diagnosis of Bethesda Ⅱ-Ⅵ: The Weill Cornell Medical College experience

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    Marc A.Cohen; Krupa R.Patel; Jonathan Gromis; David I.Kutler; William I.Kuhel; Brian J.Stater; Aaron Schulman

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    Objective: To evaluate the Weill Cornell Medical CoLlege (WCMC)/New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) experience with intraoperative frozen (IOF) section in the management of thyroid nodules with a fine needle aspiration (FNA) diagnosis of Bethesda Ⅱ-Ⅵ and to analyze the cost and pathology benefit it provides.Methods: The surgical and cytopathology files at WCMC/NYPH were searched within the time period of January 2008 to May 2013.A total of 435 thyroid specimens were identified for which both an FNA and subsequent IOF section was performed.The FNA was correlated with the locations of the resected nodule and the nodule frozen for intraoperative diagnosis.The results of the FNA were compared to the IOF section diagnosis and final diagnosis (FD).Results: Among 435 cases, the FNA diagnosis was Bethesda Ⅱ:149 cases, Bethesda Ⅲ:170 cases, Bethesda Ⅳ: 91 cases, Bethesda Ⅴ: 19 cases, and Bethesda Ⅵ: 6 cases.There were a total of 83 carcinomas identified on FD, which included 69 papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs), 12 follicular carcinomas, and 2 poorly differentiated carcinomas.The preoperative FNA diagnosis for these carcinomas was as follows: Bethesda Ⅱ, 11/149 (7.4%), Bethesda Ⅲ, 24/170 (14%), Bethesda Ⅳ, 26/91 (29%), Bethesda Ⅴ, 16/19 (84%), and Bethesda Ⅵ, 6/6 (100%).IOF section contributed to the diagnosis of malignancy in 16/429 (4%) cases: 1/149 (0.7%) Bethesda Ⅱ, 5/170 (3%) Bethesda Ⅲ, 2/91 (1.1%) Bethesda Ⅳ, and 8/19 (42%) Bethesda Ⅴ.The diagnosis of malignancy was confirmed in the 6 Bethesda Ⅵl cases by IOF section.There were no false positives on IOF section.IOF had a sensitivity and specificity of 26% and 100%, respectively.Conclusion: The role of IOF section is limited in the evaluation of thyroid nodules.IOF section is most useful for nodules with an FNA diagnosis of Bethesda V lesions.The diagnosis of follicular variant of PTC remains difficult on frozen section.

  18. Computed tomography-guided needle biopsy of lung lesions in fourteen cats and dogs

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    Computed tomography (CT)-guided fine-needle aspirates (FNA) or core biopsies of lung lesions were performed in nine dogs and five cats. A clinical diagnosis was obtained in twelve of fourteen animals (85%), namely 80% FNA and 100% core biopsies. Eight animals had other mass (es) apart from the lung, and five were diagnosed to metastases. In only one case, the lung mass was histopathologically diagnosed as a malignant primary tumor. Iatrogenic complications through the lung biopsies were noted in four animals, and three showed mild pneumothorax on CT images and one was bleeding from the needle. However, between fifteen and thirty minutes after the biopsy, no animal indicated signs of pneumothorax or hemorrhage

  19. Cytologic study involving fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of peripheral nerve tumors guided by computerized tomography. Estudio citologico mediante puncion aspiracion con aguja fina de tumores nerviosos de localizacion periferica guiada por TC

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    Avila Rodriguez, A.; Oliver Goldaracena, J.M.; Abad Ortiz, L.; Lozano Ojeda, F.

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    A cytologic study involving fine-needle aspiration (FNA) was performed in ten patients with peripheral nerve tumors. The puncture was guided in every case by means of computed tomography (CT). A correct diagnosis was obtained in eight of the ten cases, with an index of diagnostic efficacy of 80%. There were no false positives, nor were there any severe complications linked to this procedure. Our assessment of this technique in the management of patients with peripheral nerve tumors is discussed in detail. (Author)

  20. Is there still a role for thyroid scintigraphy in the workup of a thyroid nodule in the era of fine needle aspiration cytology and molecular testing? [version 1; referees: 3 approved

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    Rodrigo Moreno-Reyes

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    Full Text Available Thyroid scintigraphy is now rarely used in the work-up of a thyroid nodule except in the presence of a low TSH value. Therefore, autonomously functioning thyroid nodules (AFTNs with a normal TSH value are diagnosed only in the rare medical centers that continue to use thyroid scan systematically in the presence of a thyroid nodule. In this review, we discuss the prevalence of AFTN with a normal TSH level and the possible consequences of performing fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC in an undiagnosed AFTN. We also discuss the risk of malignant AFTN which may be higher than previously stated.

  1. Parathyroid biopsy

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    ... Feel The test feels like a quick needle jab or stick. You may feel a sting as ... activities the same day. Alternative Names Biopsy - parathyroid Images Endocrine glands Parathyroid biopsy References Pellitteri PK, Sofferman ...

  2. Magnetic resonance guided localization and biopsy of suspicious breast lesions.

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    Fischer, U; Kopka, L; Grabbe, E

    1998-02-01

    Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being used increasingly as a complementary diagnostic modality in breast imaging of preselected patients. The exclusion of multicentricity before surgery and the differentiation between a scar and a carcinoma are well-accepted indications of this method. Problems result when suspicious lesions found with MRI cannot be visualized with mammography or ultrasonography. In these cases, MRI-based guidance systems are needed to guide needle biopsy or allow localization of the lesion before surgery. At our institution, 167 MR-guided interventions (35 percutaneous biopsies and 132 preoperative localizations) have been performed with the use of different types of add-on devices during the past 3 years. Percutaneous biopsy (31 fine needle aspiration and four core biopsies) revealed 24 benign and 8 malignant lesions, 3 biopsies were insufficient. Histologic examination after MR-guided wire localization showed benign findings in 68 lesions (52%) and malignancy in 64 lesions (48%). Technical aspects, experiences, advantages, and disadvantages of our system as well as those of other devices are reported and discussed. MR-compatible equipment for interventions of the breast is demonstrated. In conclusion, we perform MR-guided interventions of the breast routinely in indicated cases at a rate of approximately 3-5% for all patients undergoing diagnostic contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast. PMID:9617901

  3. Kikuchis lymphadenitis: Is biopsy necessary in managing these patients

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    Hemalatha Anantharamaiah

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    Full Text Available Kikuchis-Fujimoto's is a benign, self-limiting, cervical lymphadenitis, fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC plays a very important role in the diagnosis and management of these patients. We present a case of 30-year-old female presenting with supraclavicular lymphadenopathy and fever, diagnosed as Kikuchis-Fujimoto's lymphadenitis on FNAC with no recurrence or development of Lupus lymphadenitis even after 1-year of follow-up. Although Kikuchis-Fujimoto's is a rare cause of lymphadenopathy, FNAC is an important tool in diagnosing this entity and differentiating from tubercular lymphadenitis and Lupus adenitis. Presence of cresentric nucleated histiocytes engulfed karryorrhectic debris and monocytoid cells aids in the diagnosing. A definitive diagnosis made on FNAC can avoid biopsy and unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in these patients. However, a look out for recurrence and development of Lupus with regular followup and serological examination is imperative.

  4. CT-guided aspiration biopsy of pulmonary and mediastinal masses

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    CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) was performed on the patients with pulmonary or mediastinal masses to obtain material for cytologic/histologic diagnosis. Diagnostic accuracy and safety of the technique were evaluated in 75 patients affected with thoracic lesions still undiagnosed after thorough radiological and endoscopic investigations. The cytologic and/or microhistologic samples allowed a correct diagnosis to be made in 61 cases (81%), with no false positives and 7 false negatives (9%). The samples were inadequate for diagnostic purposes in 7 cases (9%). Specificity, sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy were 68%, 76%, and 81% respectively. No major complication was recorded and a case of asympomatic pneumothorax resolved spontaneously within 48 hours. CT-guided FNAB of space occupyng lesions in the lung and mediastinum is therefore a rapid and valuable diagnostic tool and is quite safe when performed by skilled operators

  5. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina em lesão nodular de tireóide Fine-needle aspiration in thyroid nodular disease

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    Carlos Felipe Saraiva Bezerra

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O presente trabalho se propõe a analisar a precisão da punção aspirativa por agulha fina (PAAF em pacientes avaliados no Departamento de Cirurgia do Hospital Universitário Walter Cantídio (HUWC, portadores de lesões nodulares da tireóide. MÉTODO: A avaliação contemplou 130 pacientes que apresentavam nódulos de tireóide clinicamente palpáveis, com indicação de tratamento cirúrgico, segundo critérios clínicos e citopatológicos. Utilizaram-se seringas descartáveis de 10ml, agulhas descartáveis 25x06, lâminas esmerilhadas para microscopia, frascos para lâmina e álcool a 95%. RESULTADOS: A análise citopatológica mostrou nódulos benignos - 58 (44,6%; indeterminados (lesões foliculares e suspeitos - 38 (29,2%; malignos - 21 (16,2% e insatisfatório - 13 (10,0%. Através do exame histopatológico, foram identificadas 45 neoplasias malignas e 85 lesões benignas. Foram observados os seguintes índices na análise da associação entre os dados obtidos com citopatologia e histopatologia: sensibilidade de 74%; especificidade de 98%; valor preditivo positivo de 95,2%; falso-positivo de 1,9%; valor preditivo negativo de 87,9%; falso-negativo de 25,9% e acurácia de 89,8%. Quando foram incluídos os resultados indeterminados (suspeito e lesão folicular como positivo para neoplasia maligna, na mesma seqüência anterior, os resultados foram: 82,5%; 66,2%; 55,9%; 33,7%; 87,9%; 17,5% e 71,8%. A avaliação dos grupos supracitados mostrou significância estatística (p = 0,00, aplicando-se o teste exato de Fisher. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados apresentados confirmam a precisão da PAAF na abordagem dos pacientes com lesões nodulares da tireóide, no HUWC-UFC.BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to analyze the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration technique (FNA in patients who presented thyroid nodular disease referred to the Surgical Department of the Ceará Federal University School of Medicine. METHODS: One hundred and

  6. [Correlation of cytologic and pathohistologic findings in ultrasonically-guided thin-needle biopsy of abdominal and retroperitoneal organs].

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    Bokun, R; Tatomirović, Z; Lakić-Trajković, Z; Lisanin, L; Pesić, V; Zica, D; Lukac, S; Kupresanin, S; Spasić, V; Ilić, S; Dimitrijević, J

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    The ultrasonically guided fine needle biopsy is cheap, very sensitive and specific method for the diagnosis of nonpalpable deep-seated lesions. During 1992 in the institute of Radiology of Military Medical Academy in Belgrade 87 biopsies of abdominal and 81 biopsies of retroperitoneal organs were performed for the cytological and histopathologic analysis. Deficient material was obtained in 15.4% of the cases. A good correlation between cytologic and histopathologic findings was observed, with diagnostic concordance in 90.8%. In 9 cases with falsely positive cytological diagnosis at the first examination, the diagnosis of malignancy was later confirmed by other diagnosis procedures. Diagnostic difficulties and the significance of adequate biopsy were particularly stressed. PMID:9304283

  7. Effectiveness and limitations of core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules: review of current literature.

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    Yoon, Jung Hyun; Kim, Eun-Kyung; Kwak, Jin Young; Moon, Hee Jung

    2015-05-01

    Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is currently accepted as an easy, safe, and reliable tool for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Nonetheless, a proportion of FNA samples are categorized into non-diagnostic or indeterminate cytology, which frustrates both the clinician and patient. To overcome this limitation of FNA, core needle biopsy (CNB) of the thyroid has been proposed as an additional diagnostic method for more accurate and decisive diagnosis for thyroid nodules of concern. In this review, we focus on the effectiveness and limitations of CNB, and what factors should be considered when CNB is utilized in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. PMID:26018514

  8. 针吸细胞块技术在肺癌诊断及鉴别诊断中的意义%The significance of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of lung cancer

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    张闽峰; 郭以河; 孟加榕; 禹乐

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨针吸细胞块技术,结合免疫组织化学检测在肺癌诊断中的意义.方法 收集120例锁骨上及颈部肿块,经细针穿刺涂片见到肿瘤细胞的病例,行细针穿刺抽吸细胞制做细胞块,常规切片,HE染色,免疫组织化学检测.结果 120例患者中转移性肺癌112例确诊率93.3% (112/120).112例肺癌中腺癌(包括细支气管肺泡癌)62例,鳞癌38例,小细胞癌8例,大细胞癌4例.其余8例中转移性胃癌4例;转移性乳腺癌2例;结核2例.肺腺癌TTF-1阳性表达阳性率93.5%(58/62);肺鳞癌P63阳性表达阳性率92.1%(35/38).结论 应用针吸细胞块技术结合免疫组织化学检测,能确定肿瘤组织学类型,提高细胞学诊断的准确性,有助于肺癌的诊断及鉴别诊断.%Objective To investigate the the significance of fine needle aspiration cytology combined with immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of lung cancer. Methods Fine needle aspiration cytology was made in cell blocks on 120 cases with cervical nubble, and the casescervical nubbles were testified to be tumorous by fine needle aspiration cytology. The cell blocks were examined histopathological-ly and immunohistochemistry. Results Of the 120 cases, 112(93. 3% ) were metastatic lung cancer; 4 were metastatic gastric cancer; 2 were metastatic breast cancer and 2 were tuberculosis. In the 112 metastatic lung cancer cases, 62 cases were pulmonary adenocarcinoma, 38 cases were squamous cell carcinoma, 8 cases were small cell carcinoma and 4 cases big cell carcinoma. Of the 62 pulmonary adenocarcinoma, 58 (93. 5% ) expressed TTF-1 and of the 38 squamous cell carcinoma, 35 (92. 1% ) expressed P63. Conclusions The cell blocks technique combined with immunohistochemistry by fine needle aspiration cytology could determine the histology type of tumor and improve the accuracy of cytologic diagnosis, which is beneficial to the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of lung cancer.

  9. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina para diagnóstico de mastocitoma em cães Fine needle aspiration for diagnosis of mast cell tumors in dogs

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    G.E. Lavalle

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Fine needle aspiration (FNA associated with the cytological diagnosis mast cell tumor is a widely employed technique in human medicine, but it is still underused in veterinary medicine. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy of FNA technique for the diagnosis of mast cell tumors in dogs. Over one year period all dogs referred to the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais with tumor-like formations of the skin were submitted to FNA. In order to detect metastasis, both skin lesions and the regional lymph nodes were subjected to FNA. After surgical removal of the lesions, histological examination indicated a complete agreement with the cytological diagnosis. In conclusion, FNA technique is a good choice for diagnosis of mast cell tumors in dogs. In addition, FNA allows an adequate and early therapeutic planning.

  10. How to Interpret Thyroid Biopsy Results: A Three-Year Retrospective Interventional Radiology Experience

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    Results of thyroid biopsy determine whether thyroid nodule resection is appropriate and the extent of thyroid surgery. At our institution we use 20/22-gauge core biopsy (CBx) in conjunction with fine-needle aspiration (FNA) to decrease the number of passes and improve adequacy. Occasionally, both ultrasound (US)-guided FNA and CBx yield unsatisfactory specimens. To justify clinical recommendations for these unsatisfactory thyroid biopsies, we compare rates of malignancy at surgical resection for unsatisfactory biopsy results against definitive biopsy results. We retrospectively reviewed a database of 1979 patients who had a total of 2677 FNA and 663 CBx performed by experienced interventional radiologists under US guidance from 2003 to 2006 at a tertiary-care academic center. In 451 patients who had surgery following biopsy, Fisher's exact test was used to compare surgical malignancy rates between unsatisfactory and malignant biopsy cohorts as well as between unsatisfactory and benign biopsy cohorts. We defined statistical significance at P = 0.05. We reported an overall unsatisfactory thyroid biopsy rate of 3.7% (100/2677). A statistically significant higher rate of surgically proven malignancies was found in malignant biopsy patients compared to unsatisfactory biopsy patients (P = 0.0001). The incidence of surgically proven malignancy in unsatisfactory biopsy patients was not significantly different from that in benign biopsy patients (P = 0.8625). In conclusion, an extremely low incidence of malignancy was associated with both benign and unsatisfactory thyroid biopsy results. The difference in incidence between these two groups was not statistically significant. Therefore, patients with unsatisfactory biopsy specimens can be reassured and counseled accordingly.

  11. Biopsy of parotid masses: Review of current techniques.

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    Haldar, Sananda; Sinnott, Joseph D; Tekeli, Kemal M; Turner, Samuel S; Howlett, David C

    2016-05-28

    Definitive diagnosis of parotid gland masses is required optimal management planning and for prognosis. There is controversy over whether fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or ultrasound guided core biopsy (USCB) should be the standard for obtaining a biopsy. The aim of this review is to assess the current evidence available to assess the benefits of each technique and also to assess the use of intra-operative frozen section (IOFS). Literature searches were performed using pubmed and google scholar. The literature has been reviewed and the evidence is presented. FNAC is an accepted and widely used technique. It has been shown to have variable diagnostic capabilities depending on centres and experience of staff. USCB has a highly consistent diagnostic accuracy and can help with tumour grading and staging. However, the technique is more invasive and there is a question regarding potential for seeding. Furthermore, USCB is less likely to be offered as part of a one-stop clinic. IOFS has no role as a first line diagnostic technique but may be reserved as an adjunct or for lesions not amenable to percutaneous biopsy. On balance, USCB seems to be the method of choice. The current evidence suggests it has superior diagnostic potential and is safe. With time, USCB is likely to supplant FNAC as the biopsy technique of choice, replicating that which has occurred already in other areas of medicine such a breast practice. PMID:27247715

  12. Utility of a novel triple marker (combination of thyroid transcription factor 1, Napsin A, and P40) in the subclassification of non-small cell lung carcinomas using fine-needle aspiration cases.

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    Sharma, Rajni; Wang, Yuting; Chen, Li; Gurda, Grzegorz T; Geddes, Susan; Gabrielson, Edward; Askin, Frederic; Li, Qing Kay

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    Personalized treatment of lung cancer requires an accurate subclassification of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) into adenocarcinoma (ADC), squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC), and other subtypes. In poorly differentiated tumors especially on small fine-needle aspirate specimens, the subclassification could be difficult in certain cases. Our previous study using resected tumor tissue has shown that the combination of commonly used individual markers (thyroid transcription factor 1 [TTF-1], P40, and Napsin A) into a novel triple marker has high sensitivity and specificity in subclassification of NSCLC and also the advantage of using minimal tumor tissue. In this study, we further evaluated the utility of this novel triple marker using fine-needle aspirate cases. We included primary NSCLC, consisting of 37 SqCCs (primary, 35; metastasis, 2) and 50 ADCs (primary, 29; metastasis, 21), 12 metastatic ADCs of nonpulmonary primary, and 10 small cell lung carcinomas. The immunohistochemical patterns were semiquantitatively scored. In lung SqCCs and ADCs, the sensitivity and specificity of the triple marker were 100% and 97.1% and 86.0% and 100%, respectively. The triple marker showed no immunoreactivity in 12 metastatic nonpulmonary ADCs. In 10 small cell lung carcinomas, TTF-1 had focal positivity in 40% of cases. The limitations of the triple marker include staining of alveolar macrophages (by TTF-1 and Napsin A), basal layer of bronchial epithelial cells (by P40), and nonspecific cytoplasmic staining of TTF-1. Our study not only supports our previous finding using resected tumor specimens but also provides evidence that the triple marker can be used for cytological material and preserving tumor tissue for molecular testing. PMID:27045515

  13. Percutaneous image-guided needle biopsy in children - summary of our experience with 57 children

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    Sklair-Levy, M.; Lebensart, P.D.; Applbaum, Y.H.; Bar-Ziv, J.; Libson, E. [Dept. of Radiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel); Ramu, N.; Freeman, A. [Dept. of Pediatrics, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel); Gozal, D. [Dept. of Anesthesiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel); Dept. of Anesthesiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel); Gross, E. [Dept. of Pediatric Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel); Sherman, Y. [Dept. of Pathology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem (Israel)

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    Background: Percutaneous image-guided needle biopsy in children has been slower to gain acceptance than in adults where it is regarded as the standard clinical practice in screening suspicious masses. Objectives: To report our experience with percutaneous image-guided needle biopsy in the pediatric population and assess its clinical use, efficacy and limitations. Material and methods: Sixty-nine percutaneous image-guided needle biopsies were performed in 57 children. The age of the children ranged from 4 days to 14 years (mean 5.6 years). We used 16- to-20-gauge cutting-edge needles. Sixty-two biopsies were core-needle biopsies and 7 fine-needle aspiration biopsies. Results: There were 50 malignant lesions, 10 benign lesions and 2 infectious lesions. In 55 (88.7 %) lesions the needle biopsy was diagnostic. In 7 (11.3 %) the biopsy was non-diagnostic and the diagnosis was made by surgery. Core-needle biopsy was diagnostic in 47 of 50 (94 %) of the malignant solid tumors. In 3 out of 5 children with lymphoma, an accurate diagnosis was obtained with needle aspiration. Seven children underwent a repeated core-needle biopsy, (5 for Wilms' tumor and 2 for neuroblastoma) that was diagnostic in all cases. All the biopsies were performed without complications. Conclusion: Percutaneous image-guided needle biopsy is a simple, minimally invasive, safe and accurate method for the evaluation of children with suspicious masses. These data suggest that image-guided needle biopsy is an excellent tool for diagnosing solid tumors in the pediatric population. Negative studies should be considered nondiagnostic and followed by excisional surgical biopsies when clinical suspicion of malignancy is high. (orig.)

  14. Punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada por ultra-sonografia de nódulos tireoidianos: estudo de 63 casos Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules: study of 63 cases

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    Daniel Andrade Tinoco de Souza; Heloisa Maria Pereira Freitas; Mônica Muzzi; Antonio Carlos Pires Carvalho; Edson Marchiori

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    Neste trabalho foi revisada a técnica empregada na execução da punção aspirativa por agulha fina guiada por ultra-sonografia, e são descritos os seus benefícios no diagnóstico de nódulos tireoidianos. Foram realizadas punções aspirativas por agulha fina em 63 pacientes do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, encaminhados ao Serviço de Radiodiagnóstico, no período de agosto de 2001 a junho de 2002. Dos 63 pacientes estudados, 58 (92%) eram do...

  15. Capillary Versus Aspiration Biopsy: Effect of Needle Size and Length on the Cytopathological Specimen Quality

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    Purpose: To test the value of the nonaspiration, or capillary, biopsy technique by experimental comparison with the conventional fine-needle aspiration technique using various needle gauges and lengths. Methods: On fresh hepatic and renal tissue from five autopsies, multiple biopsy specimens were taken with 20, 22, and 23-gauge Chiba needles of 5, 10, 15, and 20-cm length, using the aspiration technique and the capillary technique. The resultant specimens were graded on the basis of a grading scheme by a cytopathologist who was blinded to the biopsy technique. Results: The capillary technique obtained less background blood or clot which could obscure diagnostic tissue, although not significantly different from the aspiration technique (p= 0.2). However, for the amount of cellular material obtained, retention of appropriate architecture, and mean score, the capillary technique performed statistically worse than aspiration biopsy (p < 0.01). In addition, with decreasing needle caliber (increasing needle gauge) and increasing length, the capillary biopsy was inferior to the aspiration biopsy. Conclusion: The capillary biopsy technique is inferior to the aspiration technique according to our study. When the capillary technique is to be applied, preference should be given to larger caliber, shorter needles

  16. Endomyocardial biopsy

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    As the result of recent improvements in catheter design and pathologic interpretation, transvascular endomyocardial biopsy has become an important component in the invasive evaluation of patients with known or suspected primary myocardial dysfunction. Because significant controversy remains about the definition, frequency, natural history, and optimal treatment, of many of these myocardial disorders, however, use of the endomyocardial biopsy in the routine evaluation of patients with myocardial disease varies from center to center. This chapter focuses on the currently available techniques for endomyocardial histology appears most valuable, rather than on a precise listing of current indications for this procedure

  17. Needle core biopsy for breast lesions: An audit of 467 needle core biopsies

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    Full Text Available Background: Breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women in urban India. Triple assessment includes clinical, radiological and cytological assessment of breast lesions. Guided core needle biopsy has replaced fine needle aspiration cytology in most of the western countries. In resource poor countries FNAC is still a very valuable and cost effective method to diagnose breast lesions. Pitfalls include increased rates of non diagnostic smears, and inadequate smears. Further procedures may be required and this increases the cost, anxiety and delay in diagnosis. Aims: The aim of this study is to analyze the concordance of radiological and histopathology findings in BI-RADS category 3,4,5 lesions following a core biopsy. Materials and Methods: Data was retrospectively collected from consecutive symptomatic and opportunistic screen detected patients with abnormalities who underwent ultrasound guided interventional procedures from Jan 2010 to Aug 2011. Symptomatic patients underwent clinical examination, mammogram and breast ultrasound. Women under 35 years of age had only breast ultrasound. Core biopsy was performed under ultrasound guidance or clinically by a breast surgeon/ radiologist for BI-RADS category 3,4,5 lesions. Statistical Methods: Chi square test was done to show the strength of association of imaging findings and histopathology results of core biopsy. Results: 437 patients were symptomatic and 30 patients had screen detected abnormalities. The positive predictive value for BI-RADS 5 lesions for malignancy is 93.25% and the negative predictive value of BI-RADS category 3 lesions for cancer is 98.4%. False negative diagnosis on core biopsy was 0.85%. We were able to defer surgery in 60% of the patients with a clear radiological and pathological benign diagnosis. Conclusion: The PPV and NPV for cancer is high with needle core biopsy in BI-RADS 3,4,5 lesions. Where there is no discordance between clinical, radiology and pathology findings

  18. Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy

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    Biopsy - brush - urinary tract; Retrograde ureteral brush biopsy cytology; Cytology - ureteral retrograde brush biopsy ... to be biopsied is rubbed with the brush. Biopsy forceps may be used instead to collect a ...

  19. Three cases of systemic amyloidosis successfully diagnosed by subcutaneous fat tissue biopsy of the hip

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    Arahata, Masahisa; Shimadoi, Shigeru; Yamatani, Satosi; Hayashi, Shin-ichi; Miwa, Shigeharu; Asakura, Hidesaku; Nakao, Shinji

    2016-01-01

    Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the abdominal fat pad is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure for diagnosing systemic amyloidosis. However, this procedure is sometimes difficult and can be dangerous for elderly patients whose abdominal fat layer is thin because of malnutrition. In such cases, alternative diagnostic methods are required. We report three elderly patients with heart failure complicated by malnutrition. In all cases, electrocardiogram showed low voltage in the limb leads and a pseudoinfarct pattern in the chest leads, and echocardiography showed left ventricular wall thickening with granular sparkling appearance. These patients were suspected of having amyloid cardiomyopathy but could not undergo myocardial biopsies because of their poor conditions. After failed attempts at biopsy of the abdominal fat pad or the other organs, subcutaneous fat tissue biopsy over the hip led to the diagnosis of systemic amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy. The resultant diagnosis guided us to choose the appropriate treatment for the patients. This article illustrates that subcutaneous fat tissue biopsy of the hip could be a useful procedure for diagnosing systemic amyloidosis in elderly patients, particularly when a fat tissue biopsy of the abdomen is associated with a high risk of complications because of malnutrition. PMID:27540285

  20. Usefulness of Serum Calcitonin in Patients Without a Suspicious History of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma and with Thyroid Nodules Without an Indication for Fine-Needle Aspiration or with Benign Cytology.

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    Rosario, P W; Calsolari, M R

    2016-06-01

    This study evaluated the usefulness of serum calcitonin (Ctn) in subjects without a suspicious history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and with nodular thyroid disease without an indication for fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or with benign cytology. This was a prospective study that evaluated 421 patients with nodular disease without an indication for FNA and 602 patients with benign cytology. Patients with basal Ctn>10 pg/ml were submitted to calcium stimulation testing. Patients with stimulated Ctn>100 pg/ml were submitted to total thyroidectomy. Basal Ctn was10 pg/ml, 16/22 exhibited stimulated Ctn>100 pg/ml. Two of these 16 patients had MTC. The 2 patients with MTC had undetectable basal Ctn 6 months after surgery. Using a cut-off of 30 pg/ml in women and 60 pg/ml in men for basal Ctn, the 2 cases of MTC of our series would have been identified and there would have been no false-positive case. It should be noted that 14/16 patients with stimulated Ctn>100 pg/ml were false-positive cases. Although uncommon, even subjects without a suspicious history and with nodular thyroid disease without an indication for FNA or with benign cytology can have MTC. The measurement of Ctn permits the diagnosis of these cases. Our results favor the hypothesis that basal Ctn could be superior to stimulated Ctn. PMID:27203410

  1. Liver biopsy in evaluation of complications following liver transplantation

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    Ying-Yan Yu; Jun Ji; Guang-Wen Zhou; Bai-Yong Shen; Hao Chen; Ji-Qi Yan; Cheng-Hong Peng; Hong-Wei Li

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To analyze the role of liver biopsies in differential diagnosis after liver transplantation.METHODS: A total of 50 biopsies from 27 patients with liver dysfunction out of 52 liver transplantation cases were included. Biopsies were obtained 0-330 d after operation,in which, 44 were fine needle biopsies, another 6 were wedge biopsies during surgery. All tissues were stained with haemotoxylin-eosin. Histochemical or immunohistochemical stain was done.RESULTS: The rate of acute rejection in detected cases and total transplantation cases was 48.2% and 25.0%,chronic rejection rate in detected cases and total transplantation cases was 14.8% and 7.7%, preservation-reperfusion injury in detected cases and total transplantation cases was 25.9% and 13.5%, hepatic artery thrombosis rate in detected cases and total transplantation cases was 11.1% and 5.8%,intrahepatic biliary injury rate in detected cases and total transplantation cases was 7.4 % and 3.8%, CMV infection rate in detected cases and total transplantation cases was 3.7% and 1.9%, hepatitis B recurrence rate in detected cases and total transplantation cases was 3.7% and 1.9%, the ratio of suspicious drug-induced hepatic injury in detected cases and total transplantation cases was 11.1% and 5.8%.CONCLUSION: Acute rejection and preservation-reperfusion injury are the major factors in early liver dysfunction after liver transplantation. Hepatic artery thrombosis and prolonged cold preservation may result in intrahepatic biliary injury. Acute rejection and viral infection may involve in the pathogenesis of chronic rejection. Since there are no specific lesions in drug-induced hepatic injury, the diagnosis must closely combine clinical history and rule out other possible complications.

  2. Experimental study of bleeding control on liver biopsy in rabbit: N-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate(NBCA) injection and RF electrocauterization

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    To evaluate the hemostatic effect of N-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate(NBCA) injection and RF electrocauterization of the tract after fine needle biopsy of the liver, and the histopathologic changes of the liver. Three lobes of rabbit liver were selected and separately punctured four times with 21 gauge biopsy needles. According to the hemostatic procedure on fine needle biopsy, three groups (1, 2, 3) were found : group 1, in which there was no maneuver for bleeding control, was the control group; group 2, in which NBCA was injected into the puncture tract while slowly removing the needle; group 3, in which RF electrocauterization of the tract was carried out. After completely removing the needle, each group was evaluated for amount of bleeding and histologic change. The amount of bleeding was 0.407gm ±0.245 in group 1, 0.028gm ± 0.036 in group 2 and 0.035gm ±0.028 in group 3. As compared with the control group(group 1), injecting NBCA into the biopsy tract(P=0.0002) and RF electrocauterization of the tract(P=0.0003) significantly reduced the amount of bleeding after liver biopsy. The amount of bleeding was not statistically different between group 2 and 3, however (P=0.58). In Group 1, the tract was fully filled with blood. Group 2 showed NBCA embolized in the biopsy tract, adhering to hepatocytes and mixed with blood; small vessels adjacent to the puncture tract were filled with NBCA. Group 3 showed tissue degeneration, including necrosis of hepatocytes, vacuolation and neutrophil infiltration. Injection of NBCA and RF electrocauterization of the tract after puncture of the liver for biopsy efficiently controlled bleeding. In particular, the efficiency of NBCA injection was due to its effect of plugging the tract and causing the embolization of adjacent small vessels. With regard to procedural handling, RF electrocauterization of the tract is superior to injection of NBCA

  3. Management implications from routine needle biopsy of hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules.

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    Walfish, P G; Strawbridge, H T; Rosen, I B

    1985-12-01

    To evaluate the diagnostic and treatment consequences of using a routine needle biopsy procedure on all thyroid nodules without a radioisotopic scintigraphic study, 12 patients with documented hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules were retrospectively evaluated regarding the physical and cytologic observations obtained after a fine-needle (22 to 27-gauge) aspiration biopsy (FNB) procedure. Among the seven solid lesions, features of marked cellularity and nuclear pleomorphism were present in three and moderate sheets of epithelium in four raising the suspicion of underlying malignancy, while five mixed (cystic and solid) lesions were larger than 3 cm, hemorrhagic, and recurrent, with two having detectable sheets of epithelium. Evidence for concomitant lymphocytic thyroiditis was seen in five of 12 (42%) patients, and nine had positive serum antithyroid antibody titers as well. In conclusion, total reliance on FNB without scintigraphy could lead to operations on hyperfunctioning thyroid adenomas for suspected malignancy, of whom the vast majority would be benign, and could expose some unprepared patients with thyrotoxicosis to surgical morbidity. Routine thyroid hormone suppression therapy for apparently benign inflammatory or cystic degenerative lesions could also induce hyperthyroidism in patients with hyperfunctional or autonomous (nonsuppressible) nodules. When using an initial FNB approach, the need for thyroid function studies and scintigraphy before undertaking surgery or thyroid hormone feeding, as well as the consequences of omitting such studies, should be considered. PMID:4071393

  4. Characterization of adrenal masses: can image replace biopsy?

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    This paper describes the diagnostic value of new imaging techniques in characterization of adrenal masses and evaluates the role of adrenal biopsy. For differentiation of benign and malignant adrenal lesions, sensitivities and specificities of 85-100% can be reached by unenhanced computed tomography (CT) methods, chemical shift techniques in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), delayed enhanced CT techniques, and by evaluation of wash-out curves in contrast-enhanced CT. The diagnostic value of all CT techniques depends on threshold values. The value of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI is under discussion and should be reevaluated by using delayed enhance series. Biochemical and scintigraphic methods (NP 59 iodine iodomethyl-norcholesterol and MIBG meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintigrams) are valuable for the diagnosis of functional adrenal masses; however, they do not allow differentiation of benign and malignant tumors. According to excellent results of new imaging techniques in characterization of adrenal masses, the indications for fine-needle aspiration biopsy have already regressed, as have complications associated with this invasive technique. (orig.)

  5. Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Breast: A Diagnosis Using an Ultrasound-Guided Core-Needle Biopsy Case Report

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    Kim, In Wha; Yun, Jung Hyun; Kim, Tae Heon; Lee, Kyung Po; Jung, Hea Kyung; Ko, Kyung Hee; Lee, Jong Tae [CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, College of Medicine, Seongnam (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-08-15

    Pleomorphic adenoma is a tumor rarely seen in the breast. To date, only about 70 cases have been reported in the literature. Many reports have used fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the preoperative diagnosis of these lesions. However, pleomorphic adenoma is sometimes mistaken for a malignant tumor because of its cytologic features. In this study, we present a 56-year-old woman with a palpable breast mass. Ultrasound indicated a 15 mm oval-shaped hypoechoic mass with complex echogenicity in the palpable region. Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy (US-CNB) revealed a pleomorphic adenoma of the breast, which was confirmed through surgical excision. Although pleomorphic adenoma is rarely seen in the breast, results demonstrate the usefulness and accuracy of US-CNB in diagnosing pleomorphic adenoma of the breast.

  6. Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Breast: A Diagnosis Using an Ultrasound-Guided Core-Needle Biopsy Case Report

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    Pleomorphic adenoma is a tumor rarely seen in the breast. To date, only about 70 cases have been reported in the literature. Many reports have used fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the preoperative diagnosis of these lesions. However, pleomorphic adenoma is sometimes mistaken for a malignant tumor because of its cytologic features. In this study, we present a 56-year-old woman with a palpable breast mass. Ultrasound indicated a 15 mm oval-shaped hypoechoic mass with complex echogenicity in the palpable region. Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy (US-CNB) revealed a pleomorphic adenoma of the breast, which was confirmed through surgical excision. Although pleomorphic adenoma is rarely seen in the breast, results demonstrate the usefulness and accuracy of US-CNB in diagnosing pleomorphic adenoma of the breast.

  7. 全自动DNA图像分析在乳腺细针穿刺细胞学诊断中的应用%DNA image cytometry in breast fine needle aspiration cytology

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    王蕊; 王珩; 杜芸

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨全自动DNA图像分析(DNA-ICM)系统在乳腺细针穿刺细胞学(FNAC)诊断中的应用价值.方法 对95例乳腺肿块患者行细针穿刺,对所获细胞标本分别行常规细胞学诊断及DNA-ICM检测,比较两种诊断方法与组织病理学诊断结果的符合率.结果 以组织病理诊断为标准,DNA-ICM与常规细胞学诊断符合率差异无统计学意义[88.4%(84/95)比94.7%(90/95)](x2=2.457,P=0.117):DNA-ICM检测排除了常规细胞学诊断的2例假阳性(可疑癌细胞).DNA-ICM检测中,浸润性导管癌异常DNA含量的检出率高于浸润性小叶癌[90.3%(65/72)比50.0%(4/8)](Fisher精确概率法,P=0.011).结论 DNA-ICM可以降低FNAC的假阳性率,但其对二倍体肿瘤诊断存在局限性.%Objective To discuss the diagnosis value of DNA imaging cytometry (DNA-ICM) analysis in fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC).Methods Conventional cytopathology and DNA-ICM were used to detect 95 fine needle aspiration patients with breast masses.The results were analyzed according to the histopathological diagnosis.Results There was not significant difference between conventional cytopathology and DNA-ICM [88.4 %(84/95) vs.94.7 %(90/95)] (x2 =2.457,P =0.117).Two false positive cases had been found in conventional cytopathologic diagnosis,but not in DNA-ICM.There was a positive correlation between the nucleus area and its DNA content (r =0.744,P =0.000).By DNA-ICM,the detectable rate of abnormal DNA content in the infiltrating ductal carcinoma was higher than that in the infiltrating lobular carcinoma [90.3 %(65/72) vs.50.0 %(4/8)] (P =0.011).Conclusion The detection of DNA-ICM can reduce the false positive rate of FNAC,but it has limitations in diploid tumors.

  8. Combined 99mTc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile scintigraphy and fine-needle aspiration cytology offers an accurate and potentially cost-effective investigative strategy for the assessment of solitary or dominant thyroid nodules

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    Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has revolutionised the care of patients with thyroid nodules and is the initial investigation of choice. However, as a result of nondiagnostic (Thy1) and nonneoplastic (Thy2) specimens, it remains an imperfect sole solution with a range of sensitivities and a high inadequate ratio. Therefore the British Thyroid Association (BTA) guidelines recommend a second FNA immediately for Thy1 specimens and 3-6 months later for Thy2 specimens. Patients must be followed up to exclude malignancy. In this study we assessed the performance of MIBI scintigraphy for diagnosing thyroid malignancy and the cost-effectiveness of a combined FNA/MIBI investigative strategy for the management of thyroid nodules. The diagnostic performance of MIBI scintigraphy was calculated from a retrospective review of local data combined with a meta-analysis of the published literature. Decision tree analysis was used to calculate the cost-effectiveness of a combined FNA/MIBI investigative strategy compared to the BTA guidelines. From 712 patients, the sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV of MIBI scintigraphy for the diagnosis of malignancy were 96 %, 46 %, 34 % and 97 %, respectively. MIBI-based strategies were more accurate and associated with lower cost per patient (pound 1,855/EUR2,125 vs. pound 2,445/EUR2,801) and lower cost per cancer diagnosed (pound 1,902/EUR2,179 vs. pound 2,469/EUR2,828) with negligible change in life expectancy. Due to its high NPV, MIBI scintigraphy can usefully exclude malignancy for Thy1 and Thy2 lesions. Its low specificity means MIBI scintigraphy cannot be recommended as a first-line investigation, but as a second-line investigation MIBI scintigraphy may lead to a lower rate of unnecessary thyroidectomies. Combined FNA/MIBI strategies are potentially cost-effective in the management of solitary or dominant thyroid nodules. (orig.)

  9. The usefulness of S100P, mesothelin, fascin, prostate stem cell antigen, and 14-3-3 sigma in diagnosing pancreatic adenocarcinoma in cytological specimens obtained by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration.

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    Dim, Daniel C; Jiang, Feng; Qiu, Qi; Li, Ting; Darwin, Peter; Rodgers, William H; Peng, Hong Qi

    2014-03-01

    Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of the pancreas is an efficient and minimally invasive procedure for the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Because of some limitations of EUS-FNA in diagnosis of well-differentiated or early stage cancers, the purpose of this study is to assess the added benefit of immunohistochemistry. We studied five proteins overexpressed in pancreatic adenocarcinoma, namely, prostate stem cell antigen, fascin, 14-3-3 sigma, mesothelin and S100P utilizing immunohistochemistry on paraffin sections from cellblocks obtained by EUS-FNA. Sixty-two cases of EUS-FNA of the pancreas that had follow-up histological and/or clinical diagnosis and sufficient material in cell blocks were included. Using histological diagnosis and/or clinical outcome as the reference standard, EUS-FNA shows the highest sensitivity (95%) and specificity (91%) and is superior to any marker in this study. Among five antibodies, S100P reveals the best diagnostic characters showing 90% of sensitivity and 67% of specificity. Fascin shows high specificity (92%) but low sensitivity (38%). Mesothelin has a moderate sensitivity (74%) and low specificity (33%), PSCA and 14-3-3 show high sensitivity but zero specificity. S100P and mesothelin were useful in nine indeterminate cases. S100P correctly predicted six of seven cancers and one of one without cancer and mesothelin correctly diagnosed five of seven cancers and one of two noncancers in this group. EUS-FNA cytomorphology is superior to any of the immunohistochemical markers used in this study. Use of S100P and mesothelin in cytologically borderline cases can increase the diagnostic accuracy in this group. PMID:21538952

  10. Is DOG1 really useful in the diagnosis of salivary gland acinic cell carcinoma? - A DOG1 (clone K9 analysis in fine needle aspiration cell blocks and the review of the literature

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    Full Text Available Introduction: DOG1 is a transmembrane protein originally "discovered on gastrointestinal stromal tumors," works as a calcium-activated chloride channel protein. There is a limited number of studies on the potential usage of this antibody in the diagnosis of salivary gland tumors on routine practice in cell blocks. The aim of this study was to search for the usefulness of K9 clone in oncocytic type tumors and review of the literature. Materials and Methods: Sixty-nine fine needle aspiration (FNA cytologic materials of predominantly oncocytic morphology salivary gland tumors; acinic cell carcinoma (AciCC (n = 8, adenoid cystic carcinoma (n = 2, pleomorphic adenoma (PA (n = 22, Warthin tumor (WT (n = 20, myoepithelioma (ME (n = 5, benign oncocytoma (BeO (n = 3, mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC (n = 7, mammary analog salivary gland carcinoma (n = 2 were immunostained with DOG1 (clone K9 stain. Results: Of the 8 AciCCs, 7 were observed apical-luminal positive staining, demonstrating 1-3 + intensity, and involving 40-70% of the tumor cells. One MEC of 7 (14%, 1 ME of 5 (20%, and 4 PA of 22 (18% showed weak (1+ cytoplasmic granular staining in 5-10% of the tumor cells. Pure oncocytic neoplasms (WT, BeO showed no expression with DOG1-K9. Conclusions: FNA is a common tool in the diagnosis and management of salivary gland tumors. DOG1-K9 clone was very useful with a unique staining pattern of apical-luminal positivity in the differential diagnosis of AciCC from other oncocytic salivary gland tumors.

  11. Combined {sup 99m}Tc-methoxyisobutylisonitrile scintigraphy and fine-needle aspiration cytology offers an accurate and potentially cost-effective investigative strategy for the assessment of solitary or dominant thyroid nodules

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    Wale, Anita [Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Brighton (United Kingdom); Royal Sussex County Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Brighton (United Kingdom); Miles, Kenneth A. [University College London, London (United Kingdom); Young, Barnaby [Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Novena (Singapore); Zammit, Charles [Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Surgery, Brighton (United Kingdom); Williams, Anthony [Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Pathology, Brighton (United Kingdom); Quin, John [Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Brighton (United Kingdom); Dizdarevic, Sabina [Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Brighton (United Kingdom)

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    Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has revolutionised the care of patients with thyroid nodules and is the initial investigation of choice. However, as a result of nondiagnostic (Thy1) and nonneoplastic (Thy2) specimens, it remains an imperfect sole solution with a range of sensitivities and a high inadequate ratio. Therefore the British Thyroid Association (BTA) guidelines recommend a second FNA immediately for Thy1 specimens and 3-6 months later for Thy2 specimens. Patients must be followed up to exclude malignancy. In this study we assessed the performance of MIBI scintigraphy for diagnosing thyroid malignancy and the cost-effectiveness of a combined FNA/MIBI investigative strategy for the management of thyroid nodules. The diagnostic performance of MIBI scintigraphy was calculated from a retrospective review of local data combined with a meta-analysis of the published literature. Decision tree analysis was used to calculate the cost-effectiveness of a combined FNA/MIBI investigative strategy compared to the BTA guidelines. From 712 patients, the sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV of MIBI scintigraphy for the diagnosis of malignancy were 96 %, 46 %, 34 % and 97 %, respectively. MIBI-based strategies were more accurate and associated with lower cost per patient (pound 1,855/EUR2,125 vs. pound 2,445/EUR2,801) and lower cost per cancer diagnosed (pound 1,902/EUR2,179 vs. pound 2,469/EUR2,828) with negligible change in life expectancy. Due to its high NPV, MIBI scintigraphy can usefully exclude malignancy for Thy1 and Thy2 lesions. Its low specificity means MIBI scintigraphy cannot be recommended as a first-line investigation, but as a second-line investigation MIBI scintigraphy may lead to a lower rate of unnecessary thyroidectomies. Combined FNA/MIBI strategies are potentially cost-effective in the management of solitary or dominant thyroid nodules. (orig.)

  12. Ultrasonography-guided Fine-needle Aspiration for Solid Thyroid Nodules Less than 5 mm in the Largest Diameter: Comparison in Diagnostic Adequacy and Accuracy According to Nodule Size

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    Lee, Jang Hee; Kim, Dong Wook; Baek, Seung Hun [Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-03-15

    This study assessed the adequacy and accuracy of ultrasonography (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) of solid thyroid nodules, less than 5 mm in maximum diameter. From January to December 2009, US-FNA was performed for small solid thyroid nodules in 201 patients. Each thyroid nodule was classified into group A and B according to the largest diameter (1 mm {<=} group A < 3 mm and 3 mm {<=} group B < 5 mm). The adequacy and accuracy of US-FNA in two groups were compared using the histopathological results as a reference standard. Of the 227 thyroid nodules in 201 patients, the inadequacy of US-FNA in group A and B was 24.3% (18/74) and 13.1% (20/153), respectively, showing a statistically significant difference between the two groups (p = 0.0333, chi-square test). Eighty nodules were removed surgically in 72 patients, from which papillary thyroid carcinoma (n = 52), follicular thyroid carcinoma (n = 1), nodular hyperplasia (n = 26), and pseudonodule related to thyroiditis (n = 1) were confirmed. Based on the histopathological results of the 80 surgical nodules, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of US-FNA in group A and B were 55.0% and 79.4%, 81.8% and 100%, 84.6% and 100%, 50% and 68.2%, and 64.5% and 85.7%, respectively. The adequacy and accuracy of US-FNA for solid thyroid nodules, {>=} 3 mm in the largest diameter, were higher than those of US-FNA for very small nodules, < 3 mm in the largest diameter

  13. Nasal mucosal biopsy

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    Biopsy - nasal mucosa; Nose biopsy ... to fast for a few hours before the biopsy. ... Nasal mucosal biopsy is usually done when abnormal tissue is seen during examination of the nose. It may also be done ...

  14. Bone lesion biopsy

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    Bone biopsy; Biopsy - bone ... is sent to a lab for examination. Bone biopsy may also be done under general anesthesia to ... remove the bone can be done if the biopsy exam shows that there is an abnormal growth ...

  15. Biopsy - biliary tract

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    Cytology analysis - biliary tract; Biliary tract biopsy ... A sample for a biliary tract biopsy can be obtained in different ways. A needle biopsy can be done if you have a well-defined tumor. The biopsy site ...

  16. [Fine needle aspiration cytology of mammography screening

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    Engvad, B.; Laenkholm, A.V.; Schwartz, Thue W.;

    2009-01-01

    -choice treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 767 women had FNAC performed from a total of 783 lesions at the Mammography Clinic, University Hospital Odense. All FNACs were compared with the final histology diagnosis. Nine statistical parameters were calculated according to the European guidelines. RESULTS: A total...

  17. Pathological aspects of core needle biopsy for non-palpable breast lesions.

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    Usami, Shin; Moriya, Takuya; Kasajima, Atsuko; Suzuki, Akihiko; Ishida, Takanori; Sasano, Hironobu; Ohuchi, Noriaki

    2005-01-01

    Recently, the incidence of non-palpable or noninvasive breast cancer has increased. Consequently, criteria for choosing procedures to obtain pathological materials had changed. Fine needle aspiration biopsy cytology (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) are both reliable procedures for detecting breast cancer. However, for non-palpable lesions, the diagnostic accuracy of CNB is higher. The main limits of FNA are the high rate of insufficient sampling and inability to determine invasiveness. CNB is an established alternative to surgical biopsy, and CNB can avoid excess surgical biopsies in a large number of patients. In addition to accurate histological diagnosis, there is interest in obtaining prognostic information from CNB, especially for patients being considered for preoperative (neoadjuvant) therapy. CNB provides useful information about histologic type and grade. However, an unavoidable problem of CNB is underestimation of invasion. On the other hand, there is good concordance in particular for estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) between CNB and surgical excision. Several aspects of CNB remains controversial, such as diagnosing papillary lesions by CNB, problems regarding tumor cell displacement after CNB, and management of lobular neoplasia (LN) on CNB. PMID:16286907

  18. The emerging role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided core biopsy for the evaluation of solid pancreatic masses.

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    Bhutani, M; Koduru, P; Lanke, G; Bruno, M; Maitra, A; Giovannini, M

    2015-06-01

    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is a lethal cancer with a 5-year survival rate of less than 5%. Surgical resection is the only curative treatment but only 20% are eligible for resection at the time of diagnosis. Early detection of cancer is of paramount importance in the management. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the preferred modality for obtaining tissue diagnosis of pancreatic masses. However, the diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA may be limited by several factors like availability of onsite cytopathology, adequacy of tissue core for histology, location of the mass, presence of underlying chronic pancreatitis, and experience of the endoscopist. Modern oncology is focusing on personalizing treatment based on tissue analysis of genetic aberrations and molecular biomarkers which are now available. Core tissue also aids in the diagnosis of disease entities like lymphoma, metastatic tumors, neuroendocrine tumors and autoimmune pancreatitis whose diagnosis rely on preserved tissue architecture and immunohistochemistry. Making accurate diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses is critical to avoid unnecessary resections in patients with benign lesions like focal lesions of chronic pancreatitis and autoimmune pancreatitis which mimic cancer. To overcome the limitations of FNA and to obtain adequate core tissue, a Tru-Cut biopsy needle was developed which met with variable success due to stiffness, cumbersome operation and technical failure using it in the duodenum/pancreatic head. More recently fine needle biopsy needles, with reverse bevel technology have become available in different sizes (19, 22, 25-gauge). The aim of this article was to review the emerging role of core biopsy needles in acquiring tissue in solid pancreatic masses and discuss its potential role in personalized medicine. PMID:25675155

  19. Effect of the time of day and queue position in the endoscopic schedule on the performance characteristics of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for diagnosing pancreatic malignancies

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    Korenblit, Jason; Tholey, Danielle M.; Tolin, Joanna; Loren, David; Kowalski, Thomas; Adler, Douglas G.; Davolos, Julie; Siddiqui, Ali A.

    2016-01-01

    Background and Objectives: Recent reports have indicated that the time of day may impact the detection rate of abnormal cytology on gynecologic cytology samples. The aim of this study was to determine if procedure time or queue position affected the performance characteristics of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) for diagnosing solid pancreatic malignancies. Patients and Methods: We conducted a retrospective study evaluating patients with solid pancreatic lesions in whom EUS-FNA was performed. Three timing variables were evaluated as surrogate markers for endoscopist fatigue: Procedure start times, morning versus afternoon procedures, and endoscopy queue position. Statistical analyses were performed to determine whether the timing variables predicted performance characteristics of EUS-FNA. Results: We identified 609 patients (mean age: 65.8 years, 52.1% males) with solid pancreatic lesions who underwent EUS-FNA. The sensitivity of EUS-FNA was 100% for procedures that started at 7 AM while cases that started at 4 PM had a sensitivity of 81%. Using start time on a continuous scale, each elapsed hour was associated with a 1.9% decrease in EUS-FNA sensitivity (P = 0.003). Similarly, a 10% reduction in EUS-FNA sensitivity was detected between morning and afternoon procedures (92% vs. 82% respectively, P = 0.0006). A linear regression comparing the procedure start time and diagnostic accuracy revealed a decrease of approximately 1.7% in procedure accuracy for every hour later a procedure was started. A 16% reduction in EUS-FNA accuracy was detected between morning and afternoon procedures (100% vs. 84% respectively, P = 0.0009). When the queue position was assessed, a 2.4% reduction in accuracy was noted for each increase in the queue position (P = 0.013). Conclusion: Sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA for solid pancreatic lesions decline with progressively later EUS starting times and increasing numbers of procedures before a

  20. Is an increase in CD4/CD8 T-cell ratio in lymph node fine needle aspiration helpful for diagnosing Hodgkin lymphoma? A study of 85 lymph node FNAs with increased CD4/CD8 ratio

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background An elevated CD4/CD8 T-cell ratio on flow cytometry (FCM analysis has been reported in the literature to be associated with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL. The purpose of our study was to determine the diagnostic significance of an elevated CD4/CD8 ratio in lymph node fine needle aspiration (FNA specimens. Design Between 1996 and 2002, out of 837 lymph node FNAs submitted for flow cytometry analysis, 85 cases showed an elevated CD4/CD8 ratio, defined as greater than or equal to 4, without definitive evidence of a lymphoproliferative disorder. The cytologic diagnoses of these 85 cases were grouped into four categories: reactive, atypical, Hodgkin lymphoma (HL, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL. Histologic follow-up was available in 17/85 (20% of the cases. Results 5 of the 64 cases in which FCM and cytology did not reveal evidence of a lymphoproliferative disease had tissue follow-up because of persistent lymphadenopathy and high clinical suspicion. 3/5 (60% confirmed the diagnosis of reactive lymphadenopathy. The two remaining cases (40% were positive for lymphoma (1HL, 1NHL. 8/15 cases called atypical on cytology had histologic follow-up. 7/8 (87.5% cases were positive for lymphoma (3HL, 4NHL. 3/4 cases called HL on cytology had tissue follow-up and all 3 (100% confirmed the diagnosis of HL. One case diagnosed as NHL on cytology was found to be a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In summary, out of 17 cases with histologic follow-up 4/17 (24% were reactive with CD4/CD8 T-cell ratio of 4.1–29, 7/17 (41% were HLs with CD4/CD8 T-cell ratio of 5.3 – 11, and 6/17 (35% were NHLs with CD4/CD8 T-cell ratio of 4.2 – 14. Conclusion An elevated CD4/CD8 ratio on FCM is a nonspecific finding which may be seen in both reactive and lymphoproliferative disorders. The cytomorphologic features of the smear are more relevant than the sole flow cytometric finding of an elevated CD4/CD8 ratio.