Volume : VI, Issue : II, February - 2017

Diagnostic value of touch imprint cytology of trucut biopsy specimen of breast lumps in women of age 15-75 years presenting to a tertiary care centre

Dr. S. Sivaprasad, Dr. Jayan Stephen, Dr. Rohan Boban

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 A hospital based descriptive study to find the diagnostic value of touch imprint cytology oftrucut biopsy specimen of east lumps in women of age 15-75 years presenting with a east lump to Trivandrum Medical College, a tertiary care referral hospital.Touch imprint cytology was taken from trucut biopsy specimen of 60 females as a part of the study. 6 slides were discarded as the cellularity of the prepared slides was inadequate and or the tru-cut biopsy result was inconclusive. Of the 54 slides of adequate cellularity analysed, TIC correctly reported 42/46 malignancies (36 were reported as malignancy and 6 as suspicious for malignancy) and 7/8 benign lesions. Those reports coming as suspicious for malignancy/malignancy were taken as positive and the rest coming as benign as negative. Compared with trucut biopsy result, the touch imprint cytology showed a sensitivity of 91%, specificity of 88%, Positive predictive value of 98%, negative predictive value of 64% and an overall accuracy of 91%. TIC of trucutbiopsy specimens of the east is a valid option for providing diagnosis without delay for a histological procedure, assuming good quality of specimen.

 

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Dr. S. Sivaprasad, Dr. Jayan Stephen, Dr. Rohan Boban, Diagnostic value of touch imprint cytology of trucut biopsy specimen of breast lumps in women of age 15-75 years presenting to a tertiary care centre, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-6, Issue-2, February‾2017


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