DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY (FNAC) IN THYROID SWELLINGS: STUDY FROM A TERTIARY HEALTHCARE FACILITY IN KPK

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Imran Khan
Khalid Ahmad Orakzai
Arif Raza Khan
Muhammad Junaid
Israr Ud Din
Arshad Aziz

Abstract

Objectives:To determine the diagnostic accuracy of FNAC done at our institution keeping histopathology as the gold
standard for comparison.
Materials and Methods: This study is of a prospective validation design conducted at ENT department of Khyber
teaching hospital (MTI) Peshawar ,Pakistan from January 2019 to August 2019. A total of 178 patients were included in
the study and data regarding age, gender, FNAC and histopathological report were obtained from the patients along
the course of their treatment. The results of FNAC were compared against those of histopathology.
Results: FNACs were done for all the 178 cases included in the study. FNAC indicated thyroid disease in about 49
cases. Our study showed a sensitivity of 79.63% and specificity of 95.16%.
Conclusion:FNAC is a sensitive, specific and accurate procedure and should be used for the preoperative assessment
of thyroid patients.

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Khan, I., Orakzai, K., Khan, A., Junaid, M., Din, I., & Aziz, A. (2020). DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY (FNAC) IN THYROID SWELLINGS: STUDY FROM A TERTIARY HEALTHCARE FACILITY IN KPK. Journal Of Medical Sciences, 27(4), 359-362. Retrieved from https://www.jmedsci.com/index.php/Jmedsci/article/view/803
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