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Inflammatory lesions of the breast: diagnosis by fine needle aspiration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1288653     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Amongst 1061 breast lesions diagnosed by fine needle aspiration (FNA) over a period of 6 years (1985-1990), 128 were reported to be showing changes consistent with an inflammatory lesion. On review, the cytodiagnosis was found to be inaccurate in 31 cases. The cytological features of the 97 cases that were correctly reported are described in this report. The cytological diagnoses issued in these 97 cases were acute mastitis or breast abscess (57 cases) and tuberculous mastitis (30 cases). Non-specific chronic mastitis and miscellaneous conditions accounted for four and six cases respectively. Acid fast bacilli (AFB) were demonstrated in 28.0% of tuberculous mastitis cases and 10.0% of those diagnosed as acute mastitis or breast abscess. FNA cytology was found to be useful for the diagnosis of inflammatory lesions of breast and their classification, as only five out of 57 cases of acute mastitis/breast abscess and one out of 30 tuberculous mastitis cases were suspected on clinical grounds.
Authors:
D K Das; P Sodhani; V Kashyap; S Parkash; J N Pant; P Bhatnagar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0956-5507     ISO Abbreviation:  Cytopathology     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-25     Completed Date:  1993-03-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010345     Medline TA:  Cytopathology     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cytopathology, Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology (ICMR), New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abscess / diagnosis*
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Biopsy, Needle
Breast / pathology
Breast Diseases / diagnosis*
Female
Humans
Male
Mastitis / diagnosis*
Middle Aged

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