Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
GONZALEZ FERNANDEZ, Nélido; MACHIN GONZALEZ, Victoriano; QUESADA MESA, Dulce María and PALMON DIAZ, María Teresa. Biopsia por aspiración con aguja fina en el síndrome adénico cervical crónico. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 1997, vol.36, n.2, pp. 102-108. ISSN 1561-2945.
Forty patients who were attended at the Otorrhinolaryngology Service of "Joaquín Albarrán" Teaching Clinical and Surgical Hospital during 1994 were studied with the aim of determine in our environment the value of fine needle aspiration cytology when evaluating an asymptomatic cervical lymphoadenopathy. First, patients underwent a fine needle aspiration biopsy and afterwards they were submitted to a surgical removal of the affected ganglia to assess the cytopathologic diagnoses performed. 72.5 % of patients were over 50 years of age and 62.5 % were male. Metastatic lesions were diagnosed in 45 %, primary tumors in 20 %, and acute adenitis in 7.5 %. In the correlation, 2 false positive results were found (5 %) and an equal number of false negative results. The effectiveness of the method was found to be of 90 %, sensitivity was 92.3 %, and specificity was of 85.75 %. Positive and negative predictive indexes were 92.3 and 85.7 %
Keywords : GANGLIA, SYMPATHETIC [pathology]; GANGLIA, SYMPATHETIC [surgery]; BIOPSY N; EEDLE; NEOPLASMS METASTASIS [pathology]; CARCINOMA SQUAMOUS CELL [pathology]; LYMPHADENITIS [pathology]; LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS [pathology].