CT Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) Evaluation Of Vertebral And Paravertebral Lesions

Abstract: Background: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of radiologically detected vertebral and paravertebral lesions is now used extensively for diagnosis and further patient management. FNAC is a simple diagnostic tool for the initial evaluation of various deep-seated pathological lesions. Aim of the Study: The aim of this study is to assess the role of CT- guided FNA in the diagnosis of vertebral and paravertebral lesions. Methodology and materials: This experimental observational study was carried at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) over a period of two years from 2017-2019. A total of 106 cases radiologically confirmed as spinal lesion and underwent CT-guided FNA were included in the study. All specimens were sent for cytological examination and reports were documented. Results: 09(8.4%) cases were suppurative inflammatory lesion, 39(36.7%) cases of Pott’s spine, 40(37.7%) cases were metastatic lesion

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