Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology as A Diagnostic Procedure in Head and Neck Swellings


  • Piyush K Solanki GMERS Medical College, Patan
  • Ankur P Patel GMERS Medical College, Patan
  • Pankaj P Taviad GMERS Medical College, Patan
  • Vipul P Chaudhari Government Medical College, Surat
  • Shirish M Patel Medical College Baroda, Vadodara


Head and Neck Swellings, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology


Background: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is simple, quick, inexpensive and minimally invasive technique used to diagnose different types of swellings located in the head and neck.

Aims: To assess the incidence of different sites, age, sex and distribution of inflammation.

Material & Methods: A prospective study was conducted from July 2007 to November 2009. Fine Needle Aspiration Diagnosis was correlated with detail of relevant clinical findings and investigation. Total 100 cases were studied.

Results: Highest incidence was found in the age group 11-20, and 41-50. Females were most common victims with female male ratio of11.5: 1. Head and Neck swelling is common finding now a days and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology is most common diagnostic procedure for such type of cases and most common method to differentiating between benign and malignant lesion. As diagnostic procedure we came to know regarding the most common lesion involved in head and neck region.

Conclusion: Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology is easy, simple, safe and non-invasive procedure for diagnosis of head and neck swelling and easy way for surgeon whether to decide surgery or not.


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Solanki PK, Patel AP, Taviad PP, Chaudhari VP, Patel SM. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology as A Diagnostic Procedure in Head and Neck Swellings. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2012 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];3(03):433-6. Available from:



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