To Study the Role of FNAC in Pre-operative Diagnostic Work Up and Management in Parotid Tumours

  • Vikram kulkarni
  • Aditya Gargava
  • S. K. Raghuwanshi
Original Article


Parotid gland is an important major salivary gland connected to the oral cavity. Salivary gland tumours are infrequent around less than 3% of head and neck tumours. Parotid gland is the most common site for the occurrence of salivary tumors. They are heterogeneous group of neoplasm characterized by the varying histological features and clinical behaviour. In our study we have examined the role of FNAC for preoperative diagnostic and management. We have concluded that Fine needle aspiration cytology is advocated routinely to know the type and nature of the tumour as an important pre-operatively diagnostic work up. It helps in preoperative identification of type of tumour neoplastic or benign, preoperative counselling of patient, planning of management of tumour, and preparing the patient and the surgical team for the more extensive procedure generally required for a high grade malignancy.


Parotid gland FNAC Salivary tumours 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ENTLN Medical College and JK HospitalBhopalIndia

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