Journal of Cytology

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


RGW Pinto1, Kulwant Singh2 
1 Professor, Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa
2 Consultant Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa

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RGW Pinto
Sunshine Building, Flat No 3, Benard Guedes Road, Panaji, Goa-403001
Goa

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.


How to cite this article:
Pinto R, Singh K. A statistical analysis of fine needle aspiration biopsies done in palpable malignant breast lesions.J Cytol 2003;20:189-192


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Pinto R, Singh K. A statistical analysis of fine needle aspiration biopsies done in palpable malignant breast lesions. J Cytol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2021 Oct 21 ];20:189-192
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