Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 147--149

Sediment cytology in diagnostic evaluation of oral neoplasms


Vishakha V Chaudhari, Rishikesh Dandekar, Aarti M Mahajan, Nilima Prakash 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, MGV'S KBH Dental College and Hospital, Nasik, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishakha V Chaudhari
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, MGVSQS KBH Dental College and Hospital, Nasik, Maharashtra
India

Aim: To evaluate the role of sediment cytology of biopsy specimen fixatives in early diagnosis of oral neoplasms. Materials and Methods: Cytological smears were prepared by centrifuging the fixatives in which the biopsy specimens were received. The smears were analyzed and the cytological results were compared with histological diagnosis. Results: Of 20 lesions studied by sediment cytology, 8 were labeled as benign, 9 as malignant and 3 cases as inconclusive. Final histopathological diagnosis labeled 12 lesions as malignant and 8 lesions as benign. Comparing the cytological diagnosis with histological sections, 17 out of 20 cases were concordant. The overall diagnostic accuracy of 85% was achieved. Conclusion: Biopsy sediment cytology is a good complimentary method to histopathology in the study of oral biopsy material.


How to cite this article:
Chaudhari VV, Dandekar R, Mahajan AM, Prakash N. Sediment cytology in diagnostic evaluation of oral neoplasms.Indian J Dent Res 2014;25:147-149


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Chaudhari VV, Dandekar R, Mahajan AM, Prakash N. Sediment cytology in diagnostic evaluation of oral neoplasms. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 28 ];25:147-149
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