Published: 2017-02-09

Analytical study of correlating of investigational modalities with clinical diagnosis of benign breast diseases with special reference to fine needle aspiration cytology

Ramesh Sagar, Abdul Azeem Gaddikeri, Vijay Kumar Rathod


Background: Diagnosis of benign breast disorder (BBD) by Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a time tested non-invasive method.

Methods: Patients with benign breast diseases in age group between 15 to 35 years were included in the study. Patients with malignant breast diseases or having infectious disorders of breasts were excluded from the study. This survey was mainly meant for studying different types of benign diseases of the breast, their pathology with special reference to FNAC.

Results: FNAC was consistent in 90.62% of cases of fibroadenoma, 1 case (3.12%) each was documented as benign subareolar papillomatosis, benign epithelial hyperplasia and benign ductal cells. Out of 28 cases diagnosed clinically as fibroadenoma 24 (85.71%) were cytologically correct. 

Conclusions: FNAC is a most accurate, safe, cost effective and easy method to confirm the diagnosis of most benign breast diseases with good sensitivity. Surgical Excision is the main stay of treatment for most benign breast diseases.


Fine needle aspiration cytology, Breast disorder, Fibroadenoma, Cystosarcoma phylloides

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