Positive predictive value of fine needle aspiration cytology of breast lesions.

@article{Ciatto1989PositivePV,
  title={Positive predictive value of fine needle aspiration cytology of breast lesions.},
  author={Stefano Ciatto and Silvia Cecchini and Grazia Grazzini and A. Iossa and Dusca Bartoli and Maria Paola Cariaggi and Paolo Bulgaresi},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1989},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={894-8}
}
The predictive value of fine needle aspiration (FNA) was assessed in 1,181 consecutive cases of breast lesions in which cytologic abnormalities were reported. The positive predictive value (PPV) of an FNA cytologic report of atypia, suspicious or positive was 0.49, 0.95 or 0.996, respectively. In the presence of a suspicious/positive report by both physical examination and mammography, the PPV of a cytologic report of suspicious was 0.99. The PPV was directly correlated with age, partly due to… CONTINUE READING