The Efficiency Of Fna In The Management Of Head And Neck Masses In Kauh

Afnan F. Bukhari., Saad Al-Muhayawi., Bhaa Maher Simbawa., Sultan Hudaib AlJaid., Abdulrahman Saeed Almaimouni., Amienah Mohesen Alsubaie4 Dana Ayed AlRahmani and Wed Rasheed Albardi

Introduction: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a technique in which a fine needle is
introduced into a mass and aspirate the cellular material, and a cytological diagnosis is rendered. It is
a safe procedure with known minimal complications in comparison to more invasive techniques.
Methods: A retrospective study reviewed patients with neck masses between (March-October 2015)
in king Abdulaziz university hospital (KAUH), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Results: The overall sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of FNAC were 92%, 92.75%, 92.37
Conclusion: This study confirms that FNA is a highly accurate method to assess for primary
diagnosis of neck masses, whether it is benign or malignant.

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