Breast lesions diagnosed by fine needle aspiration

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Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the breast offers patient and clinican a rapid, non-morbid, inexpensive, and highly accurate means of diagnosing both benign and malignant breast lesions. Breast FNA can replace frozen section diagnosis, and in fact has the advantage of providing a known diagnosis before the time that operations are performed. This situation enables the patient and surgeon to discuss and plan therapeutic alternatives in a rational atmosphere. As with any other technique, experience of the aspirator and diagnostician minimizes false positive and false negative rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-656
Number of pages12
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast cancer
  • Cystosarcoma phyllodes
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Smears

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cell Biology


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