Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Evaluation of Cervical Lymphadenopathy


  • Harsimrat Singh
  • Abhay Kumar Singh
  • Inderpreet Singh Oberoi



Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Cervical Lymphadenopathy


Introduction: Cervical lymphadenopathy is one of the commonest clinical presentations of patients of
head and neck pathologies. Metastatic cervical lymphadenopathy is a common presentation in head and
neck oncology. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of FNAC as a primary investigation
Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of FNAC in diagnosing
cervical lymphadenopathy.
Material and Methods: A study was conducted in the Department of Pathology and E.N.T.,
SIMS, Hapur, U.P., India from January 2019 to February 2020 which included 52 patients with
cervical lymphadenopathy presenting to outpatient clinics. FNAC was done in patients of cervical
lymphadenopathy before surgery or incision/excision biopsy and the results of FNAC was correlated
with histopathological evaluation.
Results: In our study 88.47.% of sensitivity and specificity of 92.03% was found on FNAC of cervical
lymph nodes.
Conclusion: FNAC remains a safe, cost effective and appropriate first line investigation though the
results have to be confirmed with HPE for proper evaluation and management.

Author Biographies

  • Harsimrat Singh

    Senior Resident Department of Ent Sarswathi Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

  • Abhay Kumar Singh

    Assistant Professor Department of ENT Santosh Medical College

  • Inderpreet Singh Oberoi

    Registrar Department of Oral Medicine And Radiology Government Dental College Srinagar




How to Cite

Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Evaluation of Cervical Lymphadenopathy. (2022). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(2), 225-229.