Fine needle aspiration cytology of breast masses: an evaluation of its accuracy and reasons for diagnostic failure.

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A study of 1458 patients who had undergone breast aspiration cytology was conducted to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the technique. The effect of tumour histology and size on the unsatisfactory aspirate and false negative rate was examined. Seven hundred and thirty one patients (50%) had histological diagnoses. The sensitivity of aspiration cytology… (More)

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@article{Patel1987FineNA, title={Fine needle aspiration cytology of breast masses: an evaluation of its accuracy and reasons for diagnostic failure.}, author={Jigar J. Patel and P C Gartell and Jennifer A Smallwood and A Herbert and Gavin T. Royle and Roger B. Buchanan and Irving Taylor}, journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England}, year={1987}, volume={69 4}, pages={156-9} }