International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2020, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part FPages: 376-379

Robinson’s cytological grading on fine needle aspirates (FNAC) of breast cancers and its correlation with histopathological grading

Dr. Sanjay D Deshmukh, Dr. Rakesh Khandelwal, Dr. Sadhana H Khaparde, Dr. BB Shinde, Dr. Nuzhat Ayesha and Dr. Dhanashri Khonde
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ABSTRACT
Background: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in females. Fine needle aspiration cytology plays an important role in the management of these patients.
Aims and objectives: 1) To study Robinson’s cytological grading on preoperative FNAC smears in cases of breast carcinoma. 2) To correlate Robinson’s cytological grading with modified Scarff Bloom Richardson histopathological grading.
Methods: A retrospective study was done on 50 patients of breast carcinoma over the period of 2 years from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2019 at a tertiary care center.
Results: Groups II and group III cases of breast carcinomas were correlated very well on cytological and histopathological grading. The sensitivity of cytological grading in the present study were 66.66%, 75% and 85.71 respectively. Specificity were 85%, 76.92% and 90.90% respectively i.e. maximum in grade III. The k value for present study showed 0.62 i.e substantial agreement.
Conclusion: Cytological grading of breast carcinomas is a useful prognostic marker in the management of breast carcinoma. It is helpful in selecting the patients for modified radical mastectomy with axillary dissection and neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sanjay D Deshmukh, Dr. Rakesh Khandelwal, Dr. Sadhana H Khaparde, Dr. BB Shinde, Dr. Nuzhat Ayesha and Dr. Dhanashri Khonde. Robinson’s cytological grading on fine needle aspirates (FNAC) of breast cancers and its correlation with histopathological grading. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2020; 3(1): 376-379. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i1f.200
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology