Fine needle aspiration cytology in management of chronic salivary gland swellings
Author(s): Dr. Thasin J Rasool
Abstract: Neoplasms of salivary gland are an interesting diverse group of tumours. They form a fascinating subject for the head and neck surgeons. The relative infrequency combined with considerable histological and behavioral diversities and their regional anatomic relationship make them unusually interesting and challenging. The material of the study was obtained from 129 patients who underwent fine needle aspiration of the salivary glands during the period of two years. The smears were collected in the cytology laboratory. Medical College hospital. The clinical details were collected directly from the patients. The study confines itself to patients above the age of 12 years. The FNAC smear of the case diagnosed as carcinoma in pleomorphic adenoma showed large cell clusters having pleomorphism and vesicular nuclei with prominent nucleoli. The FNAC smear of the case diagnosed as chronic sialadenitis showed a cluster or lymphocytes and polymorphs.