HISTOPATHOLOGICAL PATTERN OF LYMPH NODE LESIONS IN AGENCY HEAD QUARTER HOSPITAL MIRANSHAH NORTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY KPK, PAKISTAN.
Objective: To know the histopathological pattern of lymph node lesions in Agency Head Quarter Hospital Miranshah,
North Waziristan Agency, KPK Pakistan.
Materials and methods: This reterospective descriptive study of lymph node biopsy was conducted in Agency Head
Quarter Hospital Miranshah,NWA, KPK in collaboration with a private laboratory. The duration of study was four years
(June, 2005 To May,2009).
Results: A total of seventy two lymph nodes biopsies were received in laboratory with male to female ratio of 1.25:1,
age range was 07 to 65 years. The result recorded are such that non neoplastic lesions were 80.56% and neoplastic
lesions were 19.44 %. Tuberculo¬sis was the commonest lesion noted and accounted for 44.4%, followed by reactive
lymphoid hyperplasia (36.11%),non Hodgkin lymphoma 11.11%, Hodgkin lymphoma 4.16% and metastatic carcinoma
was 4.16% respectively.
Conclusion: Lymph node biopsy have a key role in diagnosis of different causes of lymphadenopathies especially
separating non neoplastic lesion from neoplastic lesions and further categorization of diseases in both cases.