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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Cytological & Histopathological correlation of Breast lesions –A study of one hundred cases


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Author Details : S. Srikanth

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 273-277


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Abstract

Introduction: The present study was done to compare the diagnostic accuracy of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) in differentiating the benign and malignant lesions of palpable breast lumps with histopathological correlation and alsoto study the accuracy of FNAC procedure.
Materials and Method: A retrospective and prospective study was done for a period of two years from June 2013 to May 2015.Cases were analyzed in detail regarding complete history, family history, clinical examination and other findings. FNAC and biopsy were done and results were correlated.
Results: The most common age group for benign lesions was between 21 to 30 years and for the malignant lesion was 50 to 60years. Fibroadenoma constituted highest number of cases among benign neoplasms and infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC) contributed highest number of cases among malignant neoplasms. Total benign cases were 86 and malignant were 14 out of total 100 cases.
Conclusion: FNAC of the breast lump is an easily performed outpatient diagnostic method for determining the nature of the breast mass. It is safe, atraumatic, painless, needs no anesthesia. The lumps can be aspirated in the outpatient department, with requiring only a few materials such as syringe, needle and glass slides and fixatives. It can be repeated if necessary.

Keywords:
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, Benign, Malignant, Fibroadenoma, Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma

How to cite : Srikanth S, Cytological & Histopathological correlation of Breast lesions –A study of one hundred cases. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2017;4(2):273-277

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