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Fine needle aspiration cytology of the breast with immediate reporting of the results.
Acta Cytol. 1993 May-Jun; 37(3):358-60.AC

Abstract

The value of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the breast with immediate reporting was determined in 503 consecutive aspirates. When the results of immediate and routine cytologic examination were compared, there was perfect agreement in 95.8% of the cases, with a kappa score of .92. In only 21 cases did discrepancies occur (4.2%), and when the results of FNAC were divided into normal and abnormal cytology, only four discrepancies were apparent. Provided that the results of immediately reported FNAC are interpreted in the context of clinical and mammographic findings, this approach provides a reliable diagnosis within a quarter of an hour and is therefore highly recommended.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Pathology, St. Clara Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8498136

Citation

Giard, R W., and J Hermans. "Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Breast With Immediate Reporting of the Results." Acta Cytologica, vol. 37, no. 3, 1993, pp. 358-60.
Giard RW, Hermans J. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the breast with immediate reporting of the results. Acta Cytol. 1993;37(3):358-60.
Giard, R. W., & Hermans, J. (1993). Fine needle aspiration cytology of the breast with immediate reporting of the results. Acta Cytologica, 37(3), 358-60.
Giard RW, Hermans J. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Breast With Immediate Reporting of the Results. Acta Cytol. 1993 May-Jun;37(3):358-60. PubMed PMID: 8498136.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fine needle aspiration cytology of the breast with immediate reporting of the results. AU - Giard,R W, AU - Hermans,J, PY - 1993/5/1/pubmed PY - 1993/5/1/medline PY - 1993/5/1/entrez SP - 358 EP - 60 JF - Acta cytologica JO - Acta Cytol VL - 37 IS - 3 N2 - The value of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the breast with immediate reporting was determined in 503 consecutive aspirates. When the results of immediate and routine cytologic examination were compared, there was perfect agreement in 95.8% of the cases, with a kappa score of .92. In only 21 cases did discrepancies occur (4.2%), and when the results of FNAC were divided into normal and abnormal cytology, only four discrepancies were apparent. Provided that the results of immediately reported FNAC are interpreted in the context of clinical and mammographic findings, this approach provides a reliable diagnosis within a quarter of an hour and is therefore highly recommended. SN - 0001-5547 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8498136/Fine_needle_aspiration_cytology_of_the_breast_with_immediate_reporting_of_the_results_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -