A study to ascertain the diagnostic accuracy of bone cytology by fine needle aspiration's precision

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Xingmei Li , Ravikumar Katta , Selvaraj Antoniraj


Tumors of the bones are quite rare. "Because many bone lesions are asymptomatic and not biopsied, it is impossible to determine the exact incidence of individual bone tumours. Athologist, surgeon, and radiologist correlation in bone lesion" diagnosis was highlighted by Jaffe in 1958. Skeletal system tumours present themselves in a predictable manner. Patients' ages, bone involvement, specific location "in the bone (epiphysis, metaphysis (or) diaphysis, cortex, medulla or periosteum), radiographic appearance, and microscopic appearance are all important considerations in this regard. Before attempting to examine the fifth, the" pathologist should be well-versed in the first four.

Bone tumours present with a wide range of nonspecific symptoms. Most patients come in with some combination of pain and edoema. Patients with pathological fractures do show up every now and then. Any one of these characteristics could point to a different diagnosis. Some bone abnormalities, on the other hand, are linked to specific symptoms. This condition can be marked by excruciating pain that can only be alleviated with analgesics. Fever and an elevated ESR in a patient with Ewing's sarcoma of the bone suggest an osteomyelitis diagnosis. This could result in ineffective treatment and a longer time to diagnose. As a result, symptoms have little usefulness in the diagnosing process..

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