Fine needle aspiration of male breast lesions

Daniel G. Rosen, Rodolfo Laucirica, Gordana Verstovsek

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Objective: To describe a biinstitutional experience with fine needle aspiration (FNA) of breast lesions occurring in men over a period of over 10 years and to assess the role of FNA in detecting male breast cancer. Study Design: Computer patient records were searched from January 1990 to September 2007. Male patients who had a diagnosis of carcinoma on breast biopsy or resection were identified, and detailed chart review was done to assess demographics and correlate biopsy and FNA results. Results: A total of 346,792 patients' charts were searched, and 217 male patients were found to have had a breast mass and subsequent FNA. Combined in both institutions, FNA results were positive for carcinoma in 12 (5.5%) cases, negative in 181 (83.4%) cases, suspicious in 5 (2.3%) cases, indeterminate/ inconclusive in 3 (1.4%) cases and unsatisfactory in 16 (7.4%) cases. Matching biopsies to confirm FNA results were available in 26 (12%) of the 217 cases. The calculated sensitivity and specificity for the malignant cases reached 100%. When suspicious cases were calculated for diagnostic accuracy, the sensitivity was 67% and the specificity 100%. Conclusion: This biinstitutional study demonstrates that FNA is a reliable but underutilized procedure for the management of male breast lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Fine Needle Biopsy
Breast
Male Breast Neoplasms
Biopsy
Demography
Breast Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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Fine needle aspiration of male breast lesions. / Rosen, Daniel G.; Laucirica, Rodolfo; Verstovsek, Gordana.

In: Acta Cytologica, Vol. 53, No. 4, 01.01.2009, p. 369-374.

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Rosen, Daniel G. ; Laucirica, Rodolfo ; Verstovsek, Gordana. / Fine needle aspiration of male breast lesions. In: Acta Cytologica. 2009 ; Vol. 53, No. 4. pp. 369-374.
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