Spectrum of Lymph Node Lesions in Surgical Patients Diagnosed by FNAC and Histopathology


  • Manish Kumar Singh
  • Ashutosh sanga




FNAC, Lymphadenopathy, Benign, Neoplastic, Reactive, Granulomatous, Metastasis


Introduction: Lymphadenopathy is seen commonly in patients attending the medical outpatient departments.
FNAC is an easy and rapid diagnostic test. FNAC gives early direction to treatment protocol to be followed.
Aim: To study the different cytological spectrum associated with various lymphadenopathy and different lesions
with respect to age and sex.
Materials and Methods: In our study, all cases of peripheral lymphadenopathies who had come to the cytology
department for FNAC over a period of 3 years from 1st July 2020 to 1st July 2022 were included. It was a retrospective
Results: During a course of three years a total of 100 cases were received and were studied. Of these 6 cases were
inconclusive due to unsatisfactory and haemorragicsmears; 83 cases were benign and 11 cases were neoplastic.
The ages of patients were from 6 months to 65 years. Males were 54 and females were 46 in number. Reactive (27
cases), granulomatous (30 cases), Tuberculosis (4 cases), suppurative (14 cases), necrotic (5 cases), lymph node
with filariasis (2 cases), metastasis (8 cases), lymphomas (3 cases).
Conclusion: FNAC is an easy, quick and good test to offer rapid diagnosis for lymphadenopathies and guide
towards appropriate and timely treatment without the need of biopsy.

Author Biographies

  • Manish Kumar Singh

    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Venkateshwara Institute Of Medical Sciences, Gajraula,

  • Ashutosh sanga

    Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences,




How to Cite

Spectrum of Lymph Node Lesions in Surgical Patients Diagnosed by FNAC and Histopathology. (2024). Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 15(1), 185-188. https://doi.org/10.37506/9zc0er87