Importance of fine needle aspiration cytology in revealing the spectrum of axillary swelling: An experience with 30 cases

Authors : Tina Rai, G.S Rai

DOI : 10.18231/j.achr.2021.057

Volume : 6

Issue : 4

Year : 2021

Page No : 263-268

Introduction: FNAC plays an important role in the early diagnosis of the axillary swelling. This study was conducted to document the spectrum of lesions on the patients that came for FNAC with the complain of axillary swelling.
Materials and methods: Present study was carried out at the Department of Pathology. A total of 30 cases of axillary swelling which were referred for FNAC in the department of Pathology, over the period of 3 months were retrospectively evaluated. All the stained slides of the cases were also reviewed.
Results : From 30 cases there were 13 males and 17 females. On examining the stained slides maximum number of cases presented with chronic granulomatous lymphadenitis followed by Reactive lymphadenitis , Lipoma, Ductal carcinoma metastasis of breast in axillary lymphnode, chronic non-specific lymphadenitis, One unusual case of Hydatid cyst who presenting with axillary swelling was also diagnosed.
Conclusion : FNAC is an important tool in differentiating benign and malignant lesions thus, helps in the proper management of the disease.
Keywords: Axillary swelling, FNAC, Benign and Malignant

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