DOES THE ENIGMA OF THE THREE STATES OF MATTER (RADIOLOGIC, BIOCHEMICAL AND CYTOLOGIC FINDINGS) IN THYROID SWELLINGS MATTER?
Sonia Mary Thomas*, Rajendra Prasad HM, Niranjana Murthy B
The presence of thyroid nodules is a commonly encountered clinical scenario and about 42 million people in India suffer from thyroid diseases. This study attempted to correlate the results of FNAC with TFT, USG and Histopathologic findings where possible. A total of 70 cases were analyzed for FNAC, TFT and USG of thyroid. We concluded a significant correlation of FNAC with Ultrasound, but a significant correlation was missing between FNAC and TFT results. Histopathological confirmation was available for 17 patients. FNAC proved to have a high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy when compared with the corresponding histopathological reports.
Keywords: FNAC, TFT, Ultrasonography, Cyto-histopathologic correlation, Thyroid.
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