Role of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in breast lesions: analysis of a series of 4,110 cases.

@article{Arisio1998RoleOF,
  title={Role of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in breast lesions: analysis of a series of 4,110 cases.},
  author={Riccardo Arisio and C. Cuccorese and Gianumberto Accinelli and Maria Piera Mano and Rita Bordon and Luciano Fessia},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          462-7
        }
}
From January of 1990 to December of 1992, 6,954 consecutive cytologic breast fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) were performed at the Laboratory of Pathology of Sant'Anna Hospital in Turin. Of these cases 62% were solid nodes, 35% were cystic nodes, and 2.7% were nonpalpable breast lesions (stereotaxic or ultrasound guided FNAB). We verified 4,110 cases: 913 cases underwent surgery and 3,197 were evaluated clinically, and/or cytologically, and/or with mammography at least 1 yr after the… CONTINUE READING
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