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Diagnostic Accuracy of Core Needle Biopsy in Clinically Suspicious Breast Lesions.


Sharmin S,ˡ Ambiya AS,2


Objective: Breast lump is one of the most common surgical problems in female patients. Though excision biopsyof palpable breast lump is considered to be the gold standard method for diagnosis, there should be an improved and definitive method for establishing an accurate diagnosis of breast masses prior to surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of core needle biopsy (CNB) in cases of suspicious breast lesions. Methods: This descriptive cross sectional study included 42 female patients with breast lumps, presented to Dhaka Medical College Hospital over a period of one year and subsequently underwent CNB. The results were then compared with final histopathological findings and the correlations were determined. Results: Out of 42 cases included in the study, there were two false negative cases (7.14%) in CNB. The specificity and positive predictive value of CNB were 100%. Conclusion: CNB can provide accurate preoperative diagnosis of breast lesions and provide important information for appropriate treatment. Proper identification of lesional site, localization and careful correlation can reduce false negative rate.

Issue: Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020)

Publish Date: Jun 07, 2022