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Title: Cytomorphological Features of Tuberculous Lymphadenitis on FNAC.
Authors: Khajuria, Ruchi
Singh, Kuldeep
Keywords: Lymph Node
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Citation: Ruchi Khajuria, Kuldeep Singh. Cytomorphological Features of Tuberculous Lymphadenitis on FNAC. JK Science Journal of Medical Education and Research. 2016 Apr-Jun;18(2): 63-66.
Abstract: FNAC smears of 343 cases diagnosed as tuberculous lymphadenitis in the Postgraduate Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Jammu over a period of three years were reviewed. All the available smears stained by May Grunwald Giemsa and Papani Colaou method including Ziehl Neelsen stain for acid fast bacilli in some cases were evaluated. The disease was seen most frequently in the second and third decades of life (58.9%) with slight female preponderance. Cervical region was the most common site of involvement (83.4%). Three cytomorphological patterns were noted: epithelioid granuloma with necrosis was the most frequent pattern (pattern 2) in 49.3 %, followed by necrotic material without granuloma in 30.6% (pattern 3) and epithelioid cells without necrosis in 20.1% cases (pattern 1) . The AFB positivity rates were 52.9 % and 78% in cytological patterns 2 and 3 respectively with no positivity in pattern 1. Overall positivity for AFB was 64%.
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