Fine needle aspiration cytology, imprint cytology and tru-cut needle biopsy in breast lumps: a comparative evaluation

J Indian Med Assoc. 1991 Jul;89(7):192-5.

Abstract

Fine needle aspiration cytology, imprint cytology and tru-cut needle biopsy were performed in 86 patients with breast lump and the results of these techniques were finally compared with the incisional or excisional biopsy in all the patients. Fine needle aspiration cytology had the sensitivity of 96.8% and specificity of 100%, the imprint cytology had the sensitivity of 98.4% and specificity of 100%. While the tru-cut needle biopsy had the sensitivity and specificity of 100% though in this technique 15 of 86 (17.4%) specimens were rejected as insufficient for any diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle / methods*
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Cytological Techniques*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Sensitivity and Specificity