Cytological Grading of Duct Cell Carcinoma. NOS or Breast and its Correlation with Histological Grading

Fine needle aspiration cytology is a widely practiced technique in the diagnosis of breast carcinoma and it is the only, diagnostic procedure performed before definitive treatment, at most institutions. While the histological grading of Duct Cell Carcinoma (DCC), NOS is done routinely in many centers worldwide the cytopathological grading of DCC, NOS is not commonly done. Grading of breast carcinoma, while the tumour is still in vivo, would be the most ideal and desirable situation, as it would be helpful in the selection of appropriate therapy for the patient. This study was undertaken with the aim to determine the grade of DCC, NOS by simple cytological scoring system as a method of predicting histological grade.


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