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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Clinicopathological study of mastectomy specimens in tertiary hospital

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Author Details: Vanisha Dhaka, Vaibhav P. Mane, Vishrabdha R. Pawar, D.G. Mote, Sushant V. Mohite

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 446

Article End Page : 449


Introduction: Breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer in females and is second overall next only to lung.
Aims and Objectives: To study the breast lesions in simple mastectomy and MRM specimens. To classify the breast lesions and study them with age, clinical presentation and various pathological parameters.
Methodology: A 3 years retrospective cross-sectional study of all the mastectomy specimens received in the department of pathology from Jan 2012 to Dec 2015. The sections were retrieved and diagnosis were confirmed. The necessary clinical data was collected from the record sections.
Results: Out of 73 mastectomy specimens studied 63 cases of Malignant lesions were found in MRM, 07 cases of malignant lesions in simple mastectomy and only 03 benign lesions were found. 52% cases were in the age group of 41-50 yrs and 54.80%   lesions involving the left breast. Only 23.70% cases were fixed to the underlying structures and only 41% cases with lymphnode involvement. 70.72% cases were of IDC and 73.74% were Grade II lesions.
Conclusion: In our study maximum number of cases were diagnosed and treated at an earlier stage of malignancy that indicates the early awareness of breast lumps.

Key Words: Breast, Mastectomy, Infiltrating duct carcinoma