International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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Vol. 3 Issue 3 Part A

2020, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Part APages: 16-22

Role of fine needle aspiration cytology and adjunctive techniques in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal tumors: An institutional experience

Dr. Divya Saxena, Dr. Mala Sagar, Dr. Madhu Kumar, Dr. Nishant Verma, Dr. AA Sonkar and Dr. Vijay kumar
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ABSTRACT
The role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosing recurrent and metastatic sarcomas has been well dealt with, however; its utility in rendering a primary diagnosis of sarcoma still remains a topic of debate. The present study evaluates the scope of FNAC along with adjunctive techniques including cell blocking and immunocytochemistry in diagnosing and subtyping of soft tissue tumors. A total of 71 patients presented with musculoskeletal lesions underwent fine needle aspiration. Cell blocks were contributory in exact subtyping in 41/56 (73.2%) cases. Round cell tumors were the most easily subtyped tumors with 19/20(95%) subtyped accurately. Similarly, 8/17(47.1%) of pleomorphic tumors, 9/19(47.3%) of spindle cell tumors, 1/1(100%) of myxoid tumors, 0/1(0%) epithelioid tumors, 0/2(0%) of lipomatous tumors, 1/2(50%) of mixed tumors and 3/9(33.3%) of other tumors could be accurately subtyped using ancillary techniques. Histopathological correlation was available in 51 cases.


International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology
How to cite this article:
Dr. Divya Saxena, Dr. Mala Sagar, Dr. Madhu Kumar, Dr. Nishant Verma, Dr. AA Sonkar, Dr. Vijay kumar. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology and adjunctive techniques in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal tumors: An institutional experience. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2020;3(3):16-22. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i3a.254
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