[The value of intraoperative rapid biopsy study in diagnosis of breast cancer].

@article{Hanzal1992TheVO,
  title={[The value of intraoperative rapid biopsy study in diagnosis of breast cancer].},
  author={E. Hanzal and Gerald Gitsch and E. M. Joura and Ch. Dadak and Gerhard Breitenecker},
  journal={Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde},
  year={1992},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={161-4}
}
432 biopsies of mammary tumours performed between 1988 and 1990 were reviewed to evaluate the accuracy of rapid frozen section diagnosis. 15 (3.47%) had to be deferred to await subsequent permanent paraffin section. There were 4 (2.55%) false negative diagnoses. These cases consisted of small, nonpalpable and in-situ lesions. No false positive diagnosis was noted during the observation period. Sensitivity of frozen section histology was 97.45%, specificity 100% and efficiency 96.53%. Rapid… CONTINUE READING