Fine-needle aspiration biopsies of breast masses: An additional experience with 1153 cases (1985 to 1988) and a meta-analysis

A. Vetrani, F. Fulciniti, G. Di Benedetto, P. Zeppa, G. Troncone, A. Boscaino, G. De Rosa, L. Palombini

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Abstract

A series of 1153 fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNAB) of breast masses obtained during the period 1985 to 1988 in one institution was examined. The following diagnostic accuracy values were found: sensitivity, 93.0%; specificity, 92.4%; predictive positive value, 93.7%; and efficiency, 92.8%. These results were compared with a previously published series for the period 1976 to 1984. The diagnostic accuracy values did not differ significantly between the two series.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-740
Number of pages5
JournalCancer
Volume69
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Vetrani, A., Fulciniti, F., Di Benedetto, G., Zeppa, P., Troncone, G., Boscaino, A., ... Palombini, L. (1992). Fine-needle aspiration biopsies of breast masses: An additional experience with 1153 cases (1985 to 1988) and a meta-analysis. Cancer, 69(3), 736-740.

Fine-needle aspiration biopsies of breast masses : An additional experience with 1153 cases (1985 to 1988) and a meta-analysis. / Vetrani, A.; Fulciniti, F.; Di Benedetto, G.; Zeppa, P.; Troncone, G.; Boscaino, A.; De Rosa, G.; Palombini, L.

In: Cancer, Vol. 69, No. 3, 1992, p. 736-740.

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Vetrani, A, Fulciniti, F, Di Benedetto, G, Zeppa, P, Troncone, G, Boscaino, A, De Rosa, G & Palombini, L 1992, 'Fine-needle aspiration biopsies of breast masses: An additional experience with 1153 cases (1985 to 1988) and a meta-analysis', Cancer, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 736-740.
Vetrani A, Fulciniti F, Di Benedetto G, Zeppa P, Troncone G, Boscaino A et al. Fine-needle aspiration biopsies of breast masses: An additional experience with 1153 cases (1985 to 1988) and a meta-analysis. Cancer. 1992;69(3):736-740.
Vetrani, A. ; Fulciniti, F. ; Di Benedetto, G. ; Zeppa, P. ; Troncone, G. ; Boscaino, A. ; De Rosa, G. ; Palombini, L. / Fine-needle aspiration biopsies of breast masses : An additional experience with 1153 cases (1985 to 1988) and a meta-analysis. In: Cancer. 1992 ; Vol. 69, No. 3. pp. 736-740.
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