Clinico- Epidemiological Characteristics of Benign Breast Disease

Clinico- Epidemiological Characteristics of Benign Breast Disease

  • Sapna Purushotham Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, East Point College of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Krishna Kumar T K Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, East Point College of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka
Keywords: Benign Breast disease, pre- menopausal period, FNA biopsy

Abstract

Background: The diagnostic accuracy of FNA biopsy of breast masses approximates 80%. When the specimen is properly prepared and reviewed by an experienced cytopathologist, the false-positive result is rare. False-negative results occur in approximately 15% of cases and thus a lesion that is suspicious clinically or by imaging must be further investigated with core biopsy or surgical excision. Subjects and Methods: About 50 cases of benign breast diseases were selected, only inpatient cases are considered for the study. Outpatient cases, males, malignant cases and cases which were operated early were excluded from the study. Results: Majority of our patients (92%) were in the pre- menopausal period. Average age of menarche in this group was 13.33 years. 62% of the patients belong to the age group of 12- 13 years.46(50) of our patients were married. Out of these 42, breast fed their babies for a period of 1 year. 7 out of 50 of our patients had more than one child and breast fed their babies for a period of 3- 5 years. Conclusion: 54% of the patients presented with complaints of right breast and 30% with complaints of left breast and only 16% with complaints in both breast.

Published
2019-12-31
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