Palpable discrete breast masses in young women: two of the components of the modified triple test may be adequate.

@article{Ngotho2013PalpableDB,
  title={Palpable discrete breast masses in young women: two of the components of the modified triple test may be adequate.},
  author={J. W. Ngotho and Joseph W. Githaiga and Wyckliffe Kaisha},
  journal={South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          58-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND Palpable breast masses in young women, though usually benign, are a common source of anxiety. Current practice is assessment using the modified triple test (MTT). This entails clinical breast examination (CBE), ultrasound scans and cytological examination of a fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimen (FNAC). It is unclear whether it is necessary to utilise all three components in most patients. OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the diagnostic value of the MTT for the evaluation of… CONTINUE READING

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