Dr. Suwarna B Patil, Dr. Dilip S. Sarate, Dr. Shweta M. Dhage, Dr. Pradeep S. Umap, Dr. Shahnawaz Khan


FNAC has a good sensitivity, specificity and accuracy in early diagnosis and management of salivary gland lesions. The present study was carried out on 65 patients presenting with palpable enlarged salivary mass or nodule in the Cytopathology section over a period of one year from January 2019 to December 2019 with the aim of categorizing the lesions among females and males, studying age incidence & site. Most common age group involved was 41-50 years and male showed predominance over females. Parotid gland was the commonest gland involved. Pleomorphic adenoma (38.4%), mucoepidermoid carcinoma (6.1%), sialadenitis (4.6%) were the most common benign, malignant and inflammatory lesions respectively in the present study. FNAC for palpable salivary gland lesions is a diagnostic and therapeutic asset.


Salivary, FNAC, Pleomorphic Adenoma, Mucoepidermoid

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