Lesions of the breast have gained attention because of increased mortality and morbidity caused by breast cancer. Breast cytology is generally considered to be part of the initial assessment of breast lesions while frozen section technique and imprint cytology are used as intra-operative diagnostic modalities. We studied 100 specimens of breast lesion sent to the department of pathology over two years and performed imprint cytology and finally histopathology for correlation after analyzing clinical features. The majority of cases presented in the third decade of life and 72% had a benign lesion. The sensitivity of imprint cytology was 96%. This study documents that; imprint cytology of breast lesions if applied, is an accurate, simple, rapid, inexpensive, intra-operative diagnostic tool.
How to cite this article:
Garima Sharma, Mustafa Ali, AN Hemalatha. Incidence of breast lesion in the south Indian population of India: A clinical and imprint cytological study. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2020;3(2):88-89. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i2b.232