Ganguly S.1, Gupta R.2, Bagde R.3, Bharadwaj A. K.4, Tiwari A. K.5
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the salivary gland is a
time tested, cost effective, reliable and safe technique in the diagnosis of both neoplastic and
non-neoplastic lesions of the salivary gland. It also helps to eliminate confusion with
lymphadenopathies as there is a lot of overlap in the clinical presentation of both salivary gland
and lymph node swellings. Here we aim to study the incidence of common salivary gland
pathologies in our set up and also attempt to analyze the role of FNAC in differentiating between
sialadenopathies and lymphadenopathies.