International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2021, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part CPages: 143-147

The usefulness of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of parotid gland tumors

Dr. Farah LR Al-Rufaee, Dr. Saba FN Al-Ani, Dr. Iman F Sirdar and Dr. Khulood W Al-Jareh
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ABSTRACT
Background: Various parotid gland diseases are seen clinically including inflammation, sialolithiasis, benign and malignant tumors. It is important to differentiate between these to make a correct diagnosis, the aim of this study is to assess the usefulness of fine needle aspiration cytology as a preoperative diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of parotid gland tumors.
Method: A retrospective study was done on 110 Iraqi patients with apparent parotid gland swelling, all patients were subjected to FNAC by using 22-gauge needle attached to a 10ml syringe with at least two needle passes were made for each patient.
Results: The number of cases in each category were: nondiagnostic 5.5% and in 94.5% were diagnostic. Neoplastic lesions were observed in 71.20% of patients, non-neoplastic lesions in 28.80% of patient.
Conclusion: Fine needle aspiration cytology is a reliable examination providing important information to the surgeon in the preoperative diagnostic assessment when Milan system was applied.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Farah LR Al-Rufaee, Dr. Saba FN Al-Ani, Dr. Iman F Sirdar and Dr. Khulood W Al-Jareh. The usefulness of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of parotid gland tumors. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2021; 4(1): 143-147. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i1c.337
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology