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Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences

Accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in categorization of breast lumps

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Author Details: Pradeep S. Jadhav, Megha Pandey, Ashish Pandey

Volume : 5

Issue : 6

Online ISSN : 2320-1924

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Article First Page : 253

Article End Page : 257


Diagnostic breast lump FNAC is an important part of of triple assessment. At a tertiary hospital retrospective study was done.The study compared malignant lesions diagnosed on fnac with its histopathological diagnosis. 125 cases were selected for the study of which 29 cases found to be positive for malignancy. Two cases found to be false negative. The sensitivity of FNAC for detection of malignancy was 92.59% while specificity 100%. The conclusion is that FNAC can be a very important diagnostic test in detecting malignancy in palpable breast lumps.The research show the final histopathology diagnosis highly correlating with the cytological diagnosis.

Keyword: Cytology, Fnac.