University of Khartoum

Evaluation of Cytopathology in Diagnosing Breast Cancer in Khartoum

Evaluation of Cytopathology in Diagnosing Breast Cancer in Khartoum

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dc.contributor.author Zaki, Randa
dc.contributor.author Toum, Mohamed
dc.contributor.author Khair, A
dc.contributor.author Al-Arabi, Yahia Al-Tayeb
dc.contributor.other Department of Surgery en_US
dc.date 2014
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-30T12:27:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-30T12:27:15Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-30
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18122
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To study the accuracy of cytopathology in the diagnosis of breast cancer and to evaluate it as a diagnostic pathological tool in breast diseases. Method: This was a descriptive prospective study which included all patients presenting with breast lumps or nipple discharge during the period between Jan 2006 & Feb 2008 to the Centre of Medical & Health Services of the University of Khartoum. Each patient was assessed clinically and by using cytopathology & histopathology. Data was analysed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were calculated. Results: The total number of patients was 271. The overall mean age was 41.0+ 15.3 (ranging from 14 to 80) years; each patient had cytopathology & histopathology reports. The overall sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of cytopathology were 56.1, 80.9 and 63.8% respectively while those of histopathology were 93.5, 83.5 and 89.7% respectively. Conclusion: FNAC in Khartoum has low sensitivity, specificity & accuracy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Khartoum Medical Journal en_US
dc.subject FNAC en_US
dc.subject breast cancer en_US
dc.subject patients en_US
dc.title Evaluation of Cytopathology in Diagnosing Breast Cancer in Khartoum en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Medicine en_US

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