Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology of malignant gallbladder masses.

OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy and reliability of ultrasound (US)-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) over blind aspiration in gallbladder masses. STUDY DESIGN We performed FNAC in 107 cases of carcinoma of the gallbladder; blind aspiration was done in 71 patients (66.36%) and US-guided aspiration in 36 (33.64%). In cases where FNAC after… CONTINUE READING