Akhter S; Baba KM; Nabi A
JK-PRACTITIONER. 2001 Jan-Mar; 8(1):23-6.
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The study presents a detailed analysis of fine needle aspiration smears from 215 clinically diagnosed patients of tuberculous lymphadenitis with a correlation between gross appearance of the aspirate, cytomorphologic features and acid-fast bacilli (AFB) positivity. The aspirate was of three types: 1) mixed with blood, 2) purulent, and 3) cheesy. The main cytomorphologic feature was presence of epithelioid cell granulomas with or without Langhan's giant cells.