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Journal:   ARAK MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL (AMUJ)   WINTER 2008 , Volume 10 , Number 4 (41); Page(s) 18 To 22.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF INTRAOPERATIVE CYTOLOGY (TOUCH IMPRINT) IN MALIGNANCY OF BREAST MASSES

 
 
Author(s):  TABATABAEI S.A.*, MOHAJERI GH.R., HASHEMI SEYED MOZAFAR, MOHAJERI M.R., SAVAD KOUHI SH.
 
* AL-ZAHRA HOSPITAL, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Due to absence of frozen section in the majority of hospitals, malignant breast masses are being operated in two admissions first for biopsy and second for mastectomy. With simple and rapid technique of touch imprint (intraoperative cytology) we can do both operations in one time, if it be accurate.
Materials and Methods: During 2003 to 2006 reports of touch imprints of 70 patients with breast masses compared with reports of permanent section. We had tow pathology teams in separate hospitals for cytology and permanent section.
Results: In 70 patients, 39 cases had malignant and 31 cases had benign masses. In 39 patients with malignant masses, 36 patients had malignant and 3 patients had benign cytologic reports. In 31 patients with benign masses 2 patients had malignant reports in cytology.
Therefore sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of touch imprint in diagnosis of malignant breast masses are 92.3%, 93.5% and 92.9% respectively.
Conclusion: Because of high specificity of touch imprint it seems this test can be done in centers that do not have frozen section for intraoperative diagnosis of malignant breast masses.

 
Keyword(s): CYTOLOGY, TOUCH IMPRINT, BREAST MASS
 
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