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Mean nuclear area of fine needle aspirates of primary preoperative palpable breast carcinoma using image cytometry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12026055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Early, operable breast cancers in appropriate patients are increasingly being treated preoperatively using neoadjuvant chemotherapy. A good response rate is seen with high grade tumors. Nuclear size, which may reflect the grade of the tumor, is also of possible prognostic value in breast cancer.
STUDY DESIGN: We measured the mean nuclear area (MNA) of 114 consecutive preoperative fine needle aspirates of palpable, operable breast cancers. We used computerized image cytometry to measure nuclear area to determine tumor biology and possible grade prior to treatment.
RESULTS: Histologic grade distribution was as follows: low grade, 15%; moderate grade, 40%; and high grade, 45%. Mann-Whitney test for trend on tumor size and histologic grade between MNA showed a significant relationship between MNA and tumor size (P=.016) but no significance between MNA and histologic grade (P =.22). The chi2 and Fisher Exact Test between MNA and node-positive or -negative patients showed no significance.
CONCLUSION: When correlating MNA with tumor size and histologic grade, high MNA is present at a higher frequency as tumor size and histologic grade increase.
Sudip K Sarker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Analytical and quantitative cytology and histology / the International Academy of Cytology [and] American Society of Cytology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0884-6812     ISO Abbreviation:  Anal. Quant. Cytol. Histol.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-23     Completed Date:  2002-11-07     Revised Date:  2014-11-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506819     Medline TA:  Anal Quant Cytol Histol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Biopsy, Needle
Breast Neoplasms / genetics,  pathology*
Carcinoma / genetics,  secondary*
Cell Nucleus / pathology*
DNA, Neoplasm / analysis
Image Cytometry / methods*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Neoplasm

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