Transbronchial fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of mediastinal/hilar sarcoidosis

Smojver-Ježek, Silvana and Peroš-Golubičić, Tatjana and Tekavec-Trkanjec, Jasna and Mažuranić, Ivica and Alilović, Marija (2007) Transbronchial fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of mediastinal/hilar sarcoidosis. Cytopathology, 18 (1). pp. 3-7. ISSN 0956-5507 (Print) 1365-2303 (Electronic)

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The diagnostic value of transbronchial/transtracheal fine needle aspiration (TBFNA) cytology in the patients with mediastinal and/or hilar lymphadenopathy has been investigated. ----- METHOD: Out of 116 patients with mediastinal/hilar lymphadenopathy, the diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established in 88 (75.9%). One hundred and seventy-one TBFNAs from different lymph node stations were performed using a cytological 26-gauge needle. Adequate lymph node samples were obtained in 157 of 171 (91.8%) TBFNA and 14 of 171 (8.2%) TBFNA samples were inadequate. ----- RESULTS: Cytological findings consistent with sarcoidosis were found in 79 of 88 (89.77%) patients and 133 of 157 (84.71%) samples. The sensitivity of TBFNA cytology in sarcoidosis presenting as mediastinal/hilar lymphadenopathy was 78.7%, specificity 92.3%. ----- CONCLUSIONS: Overall diagnostic accuracy of TBFNA cytology in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis was 86.2%, and cytological findings consistent with sarcoidosis were the only morphological diagnosis of sarcoidosis in 63.6% of patients.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Biopsy, Fine-Needle - methods ; Bronchi - pathology ; Lymphatic Diseases - diagnosis - pathology ; Mediastinal Diseases - diagnosis - pathology ; Sarcoidosis - diagnosis - pathology ; Adult ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged
Departments: Katedra za internu medicinu
Katedra za radiologiju i opću kliničku onkologiju
Depositing User: Lea Škorić
Status: Published
Creators:
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Smojver-Ježek, SilvanaUNSPECIFIED
Peroš-Golubičić, TatjanaUNSPECIFIED
Tekavec-Trkanjec, JasnaUNSPECIFIED
Mažuranić, IvicaUNSPECIFIED
Alilović, MarijaUNSPECIFIED
Date: February 2007
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/353

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