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Fine needle aspiration cytology of the breast: improving the predictive value of equivocal cytologic reports by monoclonal antibody B72.3
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M. Confortini، نويسنده , , P.A. Minuti، نويسنده , , S. Ciatto، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 1995
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The monoclonal antibody B72.3 was tested on 77 consecutive patients with masses where cytology was reported as equivocal; all patients had been examined by palpation, sonography and mammography and underwent surgical biopsy. The positive predictive value of an equivocal cytologic report in this series was 49.3% (38 carcinomas, 39 benign lesions). B72.3 immunocytochemical assay was highly accurate (sensitivity = 94.7%, specificity = 82.0%) and had a higher positive predictive value (83.7%) than conventional cytology. The B72.3 assay may be valuable in cases with equivocal cytology, as it may improve the final diagnostic judgement.
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The Breast
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The Breast
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