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Background: This study aimed at registering the fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of breast lesion cases received by the pathology department in Kasr El-Aini Hospital (Cairo University Hospital) in the last 3 years ( Jan 2010 – dec 2012 ). one hundred and three cases were collected.
Aims: Review of all available archival material of FNAC of breast lesions in the last 3years (Jan 2010- Dec 2012), collected from the pathology department, faculty of medicine, Kasr El-Aini Hospital ( Cairo University Hospital). Statistical analysis to correlate between clinical and patient data available in the request sheets, in one hand, and the pathological findings of value, on the other hand. Evaluate incidence of different pathological diagnoses for patients, in Cairo University Hospital, during this period.
Study Design: Cytological and A Retrospective Statistical.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Pathology, Kasr El-Aini Hospital (Cairo University Hospital Review of all available archival material of FNAC of breast lesions in the last 3 years between Jan 2010- Dec 2012.
Methodology: Slides and data will be collected from the archives of the pathology department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Hospital during the 3 year period between Jan 2010- Dec 2012.
Data Acquired from the Pathology Sheet Is: Age, gender of patients diagnosed to have any breast lesion (neoplastic & non-neoplastic lesions), as well as any available mammography and the final cytological diagnosis. Slides will be reviewed for the cytological features which favored such diagnosis.
The Results: In the survey of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of breast lesions in the pathology department of Kasr El-Aini Hospital (Cairo University Hospital) during the period from January 2010 till December 2012, 201 cytologically documented cases were analyzed. The age range was from 12 to 86 years, and the mean age of the sample was 42.85 years. The minimum mass size value was 0.5 cm and the maximum mass size value was 11 cm. The mean of the mass size was 3.8 cm and 199 were females, opposing 2 males.
Conclusion: This work may be put as a nidus for a nationwide registry of FNAC diagnosis of different breast lesions in different governorates, and to compare between differences in the percentages of each diagnostic category whenever encountered.