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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Breast Lumps- A correlation with histopathology diagnosis

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Author Details: Sonali Saraf, Manisha Khare, Alka Kalgutkar

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 103

Article End Page : 106


FNAC of breast lump is an important mode of diagnosis and forms a part of triple assessment. A retrospective study was undertaken at a tertiary hospital to know the feasibility and utility of fine needle aspiration of breast aspirates by comparing the diagnosis of malignancy with its histology. Of the 321 cases selected for the study, 93 cases were detected positive for malignancy. On reviewing, one case of false positivity and 5 cases of false negativity were detected. The sensitivity and specificity of FNAC for detecting malignancy was 98.27% and 99.49% respectively. Thus, we conclude that FNAC is a very important preliminary diagnostic test in palpable breast lumps and the results show a high degree of correlation with the final histopathology report.