Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-67

A statistical analysis of fine needle aspiration biopsies in palpable benign (Neoplastic and Non-neoplastic) Breast lesions

1 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Goa Medial College, Bambolim, Goa - 403 202, India
2 Consultant Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Goa Medial College, Bambolim, Goa - 403 202, India

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Over a period of seven years (1993-1999), 582 fine needle aspirations of the breast were done with subsequent histologic samples received. The youngest patient was 12 and the oldest 82. Females comprised 555 (95.4%) and males 27 (4.6%). Out of 582 aspirations 295 cases (50.7%) were negative (benign) an cytology and in 107 cases (18.4%) the smears were inconclusive and biopsy was advised. Fibroadenoma (188 cases) was the most common benign neoplasm. In males gynaecomastia was the commonest lesion (21 cases out of 27). The cytohistologic correlation was 89.7% for fibroadenoma, 65.2% for fibrocystic change, 60% for benign phyloides tumor, 57.1% for fibroadenosis and 33.3% for breast abscess.

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