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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2007;18(2): 93-99.
Diagnostic Approach to Fine Needle Aspiration in a Breast Lesion.
Gyungyub Gong
Department of Pathology, Asan Medical Center University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. gygong@amc.seoul.kr
Fine needle aspiration has been widely used to diagnose of breast lesions whether they are malignant or not. When applied by experienced and well-trained practitioners, its accuracy can approach that of histopathology, In order to make optimal use of FNAB in breast lesions, this article has reviewed the criteria for sample adequacy, the diagnostic terminology and the cytomorphologic approach to making a diagnosis and avoiding diagnostic pitfalls.
Key Words: Breast lesion; FNAB