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A 1-year clinicoepidemiological prospective analysis of Breast lesions by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology at a tertiary care center

Akshay Agarwal*, Pathan Saira Bano, Prashant Jawade


Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) or biopsy usually confirms the diagnosis of breast lesions with both modalities having its own merits and demerits. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of FNAC in all patients presenting with breast lesions. The aim of the study was to analyze the varied breast lump lesions that presented to us for FNAC in 1-year duration. All patients of both sexes presenting with a palpable breast lump or nipple discharge were included in the study. Duration of the study was from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014. The Data was analyzed using Excel and expressed as percentage (%), Mean and median. The mean age of presentation was 33 years. Out of the 141 FNAC performed, 29 cases had indefinite diagnosis. Excluding these, the most common lesion was fibroadenoma (49 out of 112) followed by malignancy (16 out of 112). FNAC still remains an important tool to evaluate breast lesions because of its cost effectiveness, speedy diagnosis and minimally invasive quality.


Fine needle aspiration cytology; Breast; breast cancer; benign

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