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Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2015)

Evaluation of accuracy of cytological diagnosis with the histopathological diagnosis of breast on FNAC

Author(s):
Dr. Nanda Patil and Dr. MA Patil
Abstract:
Aim: To document the diagnostic accuracy of FNAC of palpable breast lesions and its correlation with the histopathologic diagnosis.
Materials and Method: This was a prospective study carried out in the Department of Pathology over a period of 2 years. Total number of patients who underwent fine needle aspirations was 198. Histopathological examination (lumpectomies and/or mastectomies) was done in 103 patients out of the total 198 cases.
Results: In our study, sensitivity of FNAC in diagnosing a breast malignancy was 96%.Specificity was 100% as there was no false positive case reported. The positive predictive value was 100% and negative predictive value was 94.44%. The accuracy of FNAC as a diagnostic procedure was 97.64%.
Conclusion: FNAC is a simple, rapid and cost effective procedure with minimal discomfort to the patient, almost free of complications and thus is an ideal first line diagnostic procedure.
Pages: 145-148  |  519 Views  78 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Nanda Patil, Dr. MA Patil. Evaluation of accuracy of cytological diagnosis with the histopathological diagnosis of breast on FNAC. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(7):145-148.

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