Diagnostic importance of Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Diagnosing Hepatic Lesions among Sudanese Patients 2015

  • Edris, Ali Mahmoud Mohammed (University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Department of Histopathology and Cytology) ;
  • Ali, Imtithal Mohamed (Sudan International University, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences) ;
  • Bakeit, Shaimaa Bushra (Best Care Hospital (BCH)) ;
  • Abashar, Mohamed (University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Department of Histopathology and Cytology) ;
  • Siddig, Emmanuel Edwar (University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Department of Histopathology and Cytology)
  • Published : 2016.03.07


Background: Liver cytology is indicated and requested for evaluating hepatic masses in symptomatic or serendipitous cryptic discovered lesions. Objective: To determine the cytomorphological patterns of hepatic lesions identified among a group of Sudanese patients. Materials and Methods: This is an analytical descriptive hospital-based study included 165 patients undergoing ultrasound-guided fine needle is an aspiration cytology (FNAC)for hepatic lesions, at Al-Amal Military Hospital & Khartoum Teaching Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Clinical data were reviewed. Air dried Diff Quick stained smears were grouped into unsatisfactory samples, benign lesions, and malignant neoplasms. Results: Our population were consisted of 35 (21.2%) females and 130 (78.8%) males, with a male to female ratio 3.7:1 and an age ranged between 47 to 80, and a mean age $57{\pm}7$. Of 165 cases, 57 (34.5%) were benign, no atypia were noticed, 101 (61.2%) were malignant. Most investigated patients were found to have metastatic lesions. Conclusion: FNAC is a useful tool for investigating hepatic lesions.


Fine needle aspiration;hepatic lesions;metastatic cancers


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