Utility of Preoperative Ultrasonography and Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology in Differentiation Between Benign and Malignant Cervical Lymphadenopathy: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Published: 26 February 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bvt5d6t2xz.1
Faisal ahmed


The preoperative differentiation of benign form malignant cervical lymphadenopathy (CLA) is crucial in determining the need for surgical intervention. This study aims to assess the diagnostic performance of ultrasonography (US), fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), and their combination with the postoperative histopathological diagnoses of CLA.


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In a retrospective study between April 2021 and May 2023, 214 patients with CLA were assessed with preoperative US and FNAC. The morphological parameters, including tissue margins, vascularity, and fatty hilum echogenicity, were collected and analyzed retrospectively. The diagnostic efficacies of US, FNAC, and their combined use were compared to the postoperative histopathological findings.


Ibb University


Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, Oncology