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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 38-43

Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in the Diagnosis of Palpable Breast Lesions and Its Correlation with Histopathologic Basis

Suhas K Thazha1, Hilda Fernandez2, Charlie P. Cruz3, Jonas P. Cruz1

1Shaqra University, Shaqra, KSA,
2 Father Muller's Medical College, Karnataka, India,
3University of Wyoming, USA,

Corresponding Author: Suhas K Thazha


Aim and Objectives: To ascertain the efficiency of fine needle aspiration cytology in the examination of palpable breast lesions and to investigate the correlation between cytological and histopathological examination.
Materials and Methods: The present study was a retrospective study conducted in the Department of pathology, 300 bedded capacity tertiary hospital, Riyadh province, KSA from April 2015 to November 2016. Sixty five patients were studied. It includes only those patient who had FNAC followed by histopathological examination were available in records of pathology department.
Results: Out of 65 cases 21 cases were diagnosed as benign breast lesions and 44 cases were diagnosed as malignant breast lesions on cytology. On histological examination out of 21 benign lesions only one shows carcinoma while all malignant lesions were confirmed. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy was 95.2%, 100%, 100%, 95.2% and 98.4% respectively.
Conclusion: In conclusion, the simplicity, rapidity, lack of morbidity, a high sensitivity, a high specificity and economical effectiveness of FNAC makes it the maximum treasured tool within the evaluation of the breast lesions.

Key words: Breast lumps, Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), open biopsy

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