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A cross-sectional study of non-palpable mammographically detected breast lesions and the role of needle localization biopsy with frozen section examination.

Author

Richard C. Tia,
Juanito B. Billote,
Mary Joyce M. Liboro,
George G. Eufemio ,
Lisa A. Mercado

Related Institution

Department of Surgery - Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
July-September 2002
Volume
57
Issue
3
Page(s)
87-90

Abstract

This study was undertaken to describe our experience on nonpalpable mammographically detected breast lesions and the role of needle localization biopsy with frozen section examination. From July 1994 to June 2000 forty-one women with non-palpable mammographically positive breast lesions (suspicious of cancer) underwent needle localization biopsy followed by frozen section exam. Thirty-five (85.36 percent) patients presented with pleomorphic microcalcifications and six (14.65 percent) had an architectural abnormality of the breast parenchyma radiologically. The mammographic lesions were all successfully excised at the first attempt of surgery. Pathologic examination revealed carcinoma in 11 (26.83 percent) and benign breast disease in 30 (73.17 percent) patients. Out of 11 carcinomas, 9 (81.81 percent) presented with microcalcifications and 2 (18.18 percent) had an architectural abnormality. Of the 30 benign diseases, 26 (86.66 percent) presented with microcalcifications and 4 (13.33 percent) had architectural abnormality. Frozen section examination compared with final histopathology result revealed 90.9 percent sensitivity, 100 percent specificity, positive predictive value of 100 percent and negative predictive value of 96.77 percent. (Author)

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