Utility of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Soft Tissue Tumors and its Correlation with Histopathology

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2014,4,4,1158-1161.
Published:November 2014
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Jignasa Nathalal Bhalodia,* Haren Vasantray Oza, Palak Jasvantlal Modi,

Department of Pathology, G.M.E.R.S. Medical College, Sola, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


The aim of our study is to evaluate utility and accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in diagnosis of soft tissue tumors (STTs). FNAC was performed on total of 300 cases of soft tissue tumors. Out of which 65biopsies were studied and correlation done.Most common diagnosis was lipoma in cytology (82.66%) and histopathology (83.07%) followed by neurofibroma in cytology (4.66%) and in histopathology (6.01%). All benign tumors diagnosed by cytology were confirmed as benign on histopathology. FNAC of soft tissue tumors is quite safe, cost effective and reliable diagnostic tool in the evaluation of soft tissue tumors. It is very much helpful in preoperative diagnosis of benign and malignant soft tissue tumors.

Shows distribution of different cases of soft tissue tumors in different age groups. Maximum cases were seen in 21-30 age group(25%), followed by31-40 age group (23.33%)