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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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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, 69(3), 736-740.