Service by

Home Journal Issues Instructions for Authors Editorial Board About Journal Aims & Scope


Original Research 
RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 393-396


Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the diagnostic role of thyroid fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) with histopathology for diagnosis of thyroid lesions.
Methodology: In this cross sectional comparative study conducted in Pathology Department of Bannu Medical College, in collaboration with Surgery department of Khalifa Gul Nawaz Teaching Hospital Bannu, Pakistan. A total of 148 FNAC reports of enlarged thyroid were compared with their corresponding histopathological reports. Patients’ age, gender and other necessary information were noted. The data were analyzed by SPSS version 20. Specificity, sensitivity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and diagnostic accuracy were calculated.
Results: Mean age of patients was 28.58±17.34 years (range 18-65). The most common age group was 26-35 years followed by 36-45 years. Male to female ratio was 1: 3.4. Sensitivity was 83.33%, specificity was 100%, positive predictive value was 100%, negative predictive value was 99.27% and diagnostic accuracy was 99.30%.
Conclusion: FNAC thyroid is the most common easily approachable, mildly invasive, cost effective and rapid and relatively correct diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions.

Key words: FNAC, enlarged thyroid, benign thyroid cyst, nodular goiter, papillary carcinoma.


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Mohammad Sajjad Khattak
Articles by Asim Mohammad
Articles by Zardali Khan
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 110
Downloaded: 54
Cited: 0


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology. RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 393-396.


Web Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=288811 [Access: November 17, 2018].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology. RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 393-396.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology. RMJ. (2018), [cited November 17, 2018]; 43(3): 393-396.



Harvard Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan (2018) Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology. RMJ, 43 (3), 393-396.



Turabian Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan. 2018. Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (3), 393-396.



Chicago Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan. "Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 393-396.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan. "Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology." Rawal Medical Journal 43.3 (2018), 393-396. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Mohammad Sajjad Khattak, Asim Mohammad, Zardali Khan (2018) Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosis of enlarged thyroid lesion and their confirmation by histopathology. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (3), 393-396.




Instructions for Authors

AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed In

WHO Index Medicus IMEMR,
Emromedex,
Pakmedinet,
ExtraMED and
Scopus

Approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council



The articles in Rawal Medical Journal are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.