n African Journal of Laboratory Medicine - Utilisation of fine needle aspiration cytology and biopsy in Sokoto, Nigeria : a five-year review - brief report

Volume 8 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2225-2002
  • E-ISSN: 2225-2010



The histopathology department of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital in Sokoto, Nigeria, conducted a total of 1435 fine needle aspiration biopsies from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015, constituting 30% of cytology specimens received. The most common site for the procedure was the breast (655 cases, 45.6%), and 893 cases (63.3%) were neoplastic lesions. Even in resource-poor settings, this underutilised procedure is useful for patient management.

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