Fine needle aspiration cytology as a diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of breast carcinoma in a tertiary care hospital

Breast carcinoma is the second most common carcinoma worldwide only after lung cancer in female. After the popularisation of papanicolou testing for cervical cancer, breast carcinoma has overtaken cervical carcinoma in many parts of India. The aim of this study is to see if fine needle aspiration cytology is a effective tool in diagnosing breast cancer. Material and method: This is a retrospective study from January 2013 to December 2013. Result: The sensitivity and specificity of fine needle aspiration cytology was 88.23% and 95.97% respectively when compared with histopathological finding.

Dr. Mahasweta Mallik, Dr. Manish Kumar and Dr. Arati Mallick
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