Background: Lymphadenopathy or adenopathy is condition in which lymph nodes are abnormal in size, number, or consistency. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of lymphadenopahy using FNAC. Materials & Methods: The present study comprised of 135 patients of both genders with neck masses. All patients underwent both FNA and subsequently surgical excision of their neck masses. Smears were then prepared and stained with Pap method. Smears were studied under microscope by a single pathologist to reach the diagnosis. Results: Out of 135 cases, males were 75 and females were 60. The difference was non- significant (P- 0.1). Out of 135 cases, 110 were benign and 25 were malignant. In begin lesions, 60 were in males and 50 were in females and in malignant cases, 15 were in males and 10 were in females. The difference was significant (P- 0.01). Metastatic neoplasm was seen in 7 males and 4 females, hodgkin’s lymphoma in 5 males and 4 females and non- hodgkin’s lymphoma in 3 males and 2 females. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Conclusion: Lymph node biopsy plays an important role in establishing the cause of lymphadenopathy. Most common cause was benign lesions.
Key words: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, lymphadenopathy, Metastatic neoplasm