Parotid Gland Tumours: Our Experience

AbstractSalivary gland tumor comprises of approximately 3 to 10% of neoplasms of the head and neck region. Parotid gland is the most commonly involved salivary gland with an incidence of 62% followed by submandibular gland and other minor salivary gland tumors. However clinical course of benign and malignant tumors resemble each other in clinical findings, we require histopatholocal or cytological diagnosis for planning of management. To analyze parotid tumors retrospectively with following objectives. (1) Demographic distribution of parotid tumors. (2) To evaluate cytological and histopathological findings of parotid tumors. (3) Correlation of cytological and histopathological findings of parotid tumors. It was a retrospective observational study involving 31 patients who presented with parotid region swelling. Pre operative FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) and post operative histopathology were correlated. Surgical management depended on nature of disease. Correlation of FNAC and Histopathology: among 27 cases pre operative FNAC and post operative histopathology was same and in only 3 cases reports differed. One FNAC was inconclusive. In present study, Sensitivity of FNAC is 81.81%, Specificity is 94.73% and accuracy is 90%. FNAC is usually the first investigative modality, as it is a minimally invasive, cheap, OPD procedure that can differentiate benign from malignant tumors. Knowing preoperative pathological nature of disease can help in planning of surgical process...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS In the transferred patients with a malignant cytology, preoperative US might be helpful to detect false-positive cytology cases. PMID: 31522188 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Smita Chandra, Manveer Kour Raina, Sushil Kumar Shukla, Anuradha Kusum, Vipul NautiyalCytoJournal 2019 16(1):19-19
Source: CytoJournal - Category: Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Diagnostically, we almost meet the international standards of designating cases with AUS/FLUS (Bethesda category III) and approximate the risk of malignancy. However, the clinical management's guidelines should be followed to decrease the risk of unnecessary surgeries and their complications. There is a statistically significant correlation between the age and gender with the final histopathology report, respectively.
Source: CytoJournal - Category: Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsNeedle aspiration of the ganglion was performed, and swelling of the lower extremity promptly decreased. At 7.5 years after aspiration, there was no recurrence of swelling of the leg. Although the recurrence rate for ganglions after needle aspiration is high, it is worthwhile trying aspiration first.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Asmelash D, Tesfa K, Biadgo B Abstract Background: Thyroid dysfunction is the most common endocrine disorder in clinical practice, and about half of the population with thyroid dysfunction remains undiagnosed. There is a fairly wide spectrum of thyroid dysfunction, which can be identified by patterns of thyroid function test results. The prevalence of thyroid dysfunction among the population varies in different studies. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from February 8th to April 8th, 2017, among patients who requested for the thyroid function test in an endemic goiter area at the Gondar H...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jonathan Torres-Luna, Mariana Mercader-Pérez, Priscilla Magno, William Rodríguez-CintrónAbstractA 72-year-old male was found with enlarged nodes in the anterior and posterior mediastinum on screening imaging studies of the chest. The anterior node appeared as a single cystic lesion without significant metabolic activity on scintigraphy images. The posterior node was a single solid lesion in the lower left peri-esophageal space above the diaphragmatic crura with moderate metabolic uptake. Endoscopic ultr...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Romain AS, Mornand P, Chaput U, Guedj R, Grimprel E PMID: 31506208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
-Cintrón W Abstract A 72-year-old male was found with enlarged nodes in the anterior and posterior mediastinum on screening imaging studies of the chest. The anterior node appeared as a single cystic lesion without significant metabolic activity on scintigraphy images. The posterior node was a single solid lesion in the lower left peri-esophageal space above the diaphragmatic crura with moderate metabolic uptake. Endoscopic ultrasound allowed a transesophageal endosonography-guided fine needle aspiration of the posterior node. The anterior lesion was sampled via percutaneous transthoracic approach. Biopsy r...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
AbstractFine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is a basic diagnostic technique used  to investigate superficial and deep swellings. Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) using toluidine blue (TB) is easily available, cheap, cost-effective, can be used both for testing adequacy and giving provisional diagnosis. To evaluate the role of ROSE using toluidine blue staining in arriving at a diagnosis in comparison to routine stains. A total of 1500 cases of FNA of palpable swellings from sites like salivary gland, breast, thyroid, lymph node, and soft tissue lesions [non-image guided] during a 9-month period we...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We report a 48-year-old HIV-negative, diabetic male who presented with fever and adrenal insufficiency. Abdominal sonography and PET-CT revealed bilateral enlarged adrenal glands with peripheral enhancement and central necrosis. An endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of the left adrenal gland demonstrated well-defined, round cysts of PJ. There was no evidence of pulmonary involvement. The response to first-line treatment was poor and the patient responded to second-line treatment for Pneumocystis infection. PMID: 31497790 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Category: General Medicine Tags: J R Coll Physicians Edinb Source Type: research
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