The Role of FNAC in the Diagnosis of Breast Lumps in Karbala…………………………………………….....
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2009, Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 443-446
Abstractobjectives:The aim of this study is to find out the sensitivity of FNAC in the diagnosis of
breast lumps in Kar bala.
Patients & Methods: This is a clinical study of FNAC of breast lumps done in ALHussein
Teaching Hospital in Karbala, from May 2005-May 2007. FNAC findings were
correlated with the histopathological findings of the excised lump of the same patient to
determine the sensitivity of FNAC.
Results: Eighty five cases were included in the study, one male and eighty four females. The age
range was between 20-70 years. Benign cases composed 52.9% (45 patients) while malignant
cases were 47.1% (40 patients) of the total number of patients. Sensitivity was 92%.
Conclusion: FNAC of the breast is a simple, , highly sensitive test . It can minimize the need for
open biopsy, and is recommended as a routine test for determining benign or malignant lesions in
correlation with clinical examination and imaging procedures.
Key Words: FNAC, breast lumps, breast disease diagnosis, breast lumps in Karbala.
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