Spectrum of different pathologies in cytology coming to a tertiary care centre: an experience over one-year duration


  • Shaoor Nazish Department of Pathology, SNMMCH, Saraidhella, Jharkhand, India
  • Alok Kumar Department of Pathology, SNMMCH, Saraidhella, Jharkhand, India
  • Bejoy Chandra Banerjee Department of Pathology, SNMMCH, Saraidhella, Jharkhand, India




FNAC, Granulomatous lymphadenitis, Incidence of pathologies, Reactive hyperplasia, Lipoma


Background: The aim of the study was to study the pattern of pathologies identified on Fine needle aspiration (FNA) in a tertiary hospital in Dhanbad, Jharkhand during the period July 2020 to July 2021, as well as to identify the profile of patients undergoing the procedure at our hospital.

Methods: The data pertaining to the details of the patients who underwent FNA evaluation from the period July 2020 to July 2021 at a tertiary hospital located in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, was analysed to determine the age and sex distribution of the patients and the distribution of pathologies diagnosed on FNA.

Results: The female gender was predominant (54%; 64 out of 118 patients) among the patients who underwent FNAC. A majority of the patients were in the age group of 20 to 50 years. Lymph node aspiration (reactive and granulomatous lymphadenitis) was predominant in our series (40%; 47 cases out of 118 FNA evaluations). Lipoma was the third most common diagnosis (12.7%; 15 out of 118 FNA evaluations).

Conclusions: FNA evaluation is a quick, easy, relatively non-traumatic, and, in expert hands, a reliable method of diagnosing the pathology. Reactive lymph node hyperplasia granulomatous lymphadenitis and lipoma were three most common cases in our series.


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Nazish, S., Kumar, A., & Banerjee, B. C. (2021). Spectrum of different pathologies in cytology coming to a tertiary care centre: an experience over one-year duration. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 9(11), 3330–3334. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20214412



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