International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 8 (2019)

Assessment of accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in benign and malignant breast lesions in Bihar region patients


Dr. Sujeet Kumar Mandal

Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a well-established method for the diagnosis of breast lesions. It has the advantages of being highly accurate in experienced hands, cost effective, and useful for small lesions not eligible for Core needle biopsy (CNB). Its limitations are the lack of experienced cytologists in many institutions, the inability to reliably distinguish invasive from in situ carcinoma and the difficulty in precisely evaluating cytologic and morphologic features in breast aspirates with the histological classification system used as the “gold standard”, particularly in benign lesions. Hence the present study was planned to evaluate the Accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in benign and malignant breast lesion. The present study was planned in Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Bhagalpur from march 2018 to February 2019. Total 30 cases of the breast lesions undergone the Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) were included in the present study. Clinical examination of patients was performed and record of findings was made. Consent was taken in each case after explaining the procedure of FNA to the patient. FNA was performed by the technique described by Orell et al. In experienced hands, Fine needle aspiration cytology could be still considered the first method to evaluate breast lesions being less invasive. The accuracy of FNAC approaches that of histopathology in providing unequivocal diagnosis in breast lesions. It is highly useful in screening large population as it is simple, rapid, cost effective and reliable Fine needle aspiration cytology procedure is safe, atraumatic and repeatable. This can be carried out in outpatient department and better treatment can be outlined prior to surgical intervention.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sujeet Kumar Mandal. Assessment of accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in benign and malignant breast lesions in Bihar region patients. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 8, 2019, Pages 133-136
International Journal of Medical and Health Research