Journal of Cytology
Home About us Ahead of print Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online:721
  Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 189-192

A statistical analysis of fine needle aspiration biopsies done in palpable malignant breast lesions


1 Professor, Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa
2 Consultant Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa

Correspondence Address:
RGW Pinto
Sunshine Building, Flat No 3, Benard Guedes Road, Panaji, Goa-403001
Goa
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

This study represents a statistical analysis and cytohistologic correlation of FNA in palpable malignant breast lesions performed at the FNA clinic of Goa Medical College during a seven-year period. Only the cases where subsequent histologic diagnosis was available were analysed. All the aspirations were performed by the pathologists. Out of a total of 582 cases, cytological diagnosis was malignant in 180 cases (30.9%). Four cases (1.3%) were false negative. There were no false positive cases in the study. A sensitivity rate of 97.8% and a specificity of rate of 100% was obtained for malignancy. Positive and negative predictive value for the diagnosis of malignancy was 100% and 98.6% respectively. Efficiency of the test was 99.1%. FNA specific diagnosis showed an overall agreement of 95.9% for malignant lesions. All these results compare favourably with the best reported in literature. All these factors can help the clinicians in the management of malignant breast lesions.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed116    
    Printed2    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded1    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal