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Fine needle aspiration cytology of Bone tumours in correlation with Histopathology

Year : 2018 | Volume : 6 | Issue : 1 Page : 56 - 60

Kasture Santosh P1, Kulkarni Dinesh R2, Kokandakar Hemant R3, Bhatambrekar Shrikant V4

1Associate Professor, Department of Pathology,M G M’s Medical College,Aurangabad, 2Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar,3Associate Professor,4Ex Associate Professor,Department of Pathology, Government Medical College,Aurangabad.

Address for correspondence: Dr. Santosh Kasture, 55, Sarang housing society,Behind Bank of Baroda, Garkheda, Aurangabad – 431005, Maharashtra, India.



Introduction: Fine Needle Aspiration cytology (FNAC) of bone tumors has now entered a phase of enthusiasm from initial skepticism. We carried out FNAC of bone tumors as a three years prospective study in 74 patients clinically suspected with bone tumors.

Obective : The objectives was to evaluate and establish FNAC as a routine procedure for bone tumors and to study the diagnostic accuracy by correlating cytological features with histopathology.

Materials & Methods : Sterile 21- 23 gauge needles with 10 - 20 cc syringes were used. All cases were studied under radiological and clinical guidance and also correlated with histopathology. Smears were stained by Papanicolou (PAP),Haematoxylin and Eosin (H & E)andLeishman stains.

Results : Overall diagnostic accuracy of FNAC bone tumors was 85.13%, for benign tumors 73.68%, for primary malignant tumors 89.09% and was 100% for metastatic bone tumors.

Conclusion : FNAC of bone tumors was proved to be safe, rapid, useful, inexpensive pre-operative procedure and a good experience of team work with Orthopaedic surgeons and Radiologists.

Keywords : Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC), Bone Tumors,Benign, Malignant


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