Role of FNAC in Breast Lesions

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Author Details : Shobha SN, Rajashekar YR

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 3-5

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Background: A study was designed to see the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in palpable breast lumps.
Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients of breast lesions are taken over a period of 6 months. Proper diagnosis was given in FNAC and correlated with histopathology.
Results: Out of 50 case of breast lesions done, 25 cases were of Fibroadenoma breast which was the most common lesion we encountered. Followed by fibrocystic disease in 18 case, rest 10 cases were of ductal carcinoma, 2 case of mastitis. Histopathology was obtained in 48 specimens and was correlared. 2 cases of mastitis were treated medically. There was 100% sensitivity and specificity of FNAC compared to histopathology.
Conclusion. FNAC serves as a rapid, economical, and reliable tool for the diagnosis of palpable breast lesions because the cytopathological examination of these lesions before operation or treatment serves as an important diagnostic modality

How to cite : Shobha Sn, Rajashekar Yr, Role of FNAC in Breast Lesions. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2017;2(1):3-5

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