Diagnostic value of fine-needle aspiration biopsy for breast mass: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Yu2011DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of fine-needle aspiration biopsy for breast mass: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Ying-Hua Yu and Wei Wei and Jian-lun Liu},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2011}
}
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the breast is a minimally invasive yet maximally diagnostic method. However, the clinical use of FNAB has been questioned. The purpose of our study was to establish the overall value of FNAC in the diagnosis of breast lesions. After a review and quality assessment of 46 studies, sensitivity, specificity and other measures of accuracy of FNAB for evaluating breast lesions were pooled using random-effects models. Summary receiver operating characteristic… CONTINUE READING
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