Breast Biopsy - FNAC

1
dr. simi paknikar
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Jan 27, 2016
Average
4.1
Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

What is Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Biopsy?

Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most commonly used technique for performing a breast biopsy.

For a palpable breast lump, a fine needle is inserted through the skin and directed towards the suspicious area. When this needle reaches the mass, the doctor suctions out a sample with the help of syringe, which is then sent to the laboratory for further analysis.

If the lump is non-palpable, the procedure is done with the help of imaging techniques-

  • Stereotactic mammography involves using computers to pinpoint the exact location of a breast mass based on mammograms (X-rays) taken from two different angles. The computer will help the physician to guide the needle to the correct area in the breast.
  • With ultrasound, the radiologist or surgeon will view the needle on the ultrasound monitor to help guide it to the area of biopsy.

Advantages of FNAC-

  • FNAC is the fastest and easiest method of breast biopsy, and the results are rapidly available.
  • FNAC is excellent for confirming breast cysts, and since the procedure does not require stitches, patients are usually able to resume normal activity almost immediately after the procedure.

Disadvantage of FNAC-

  • The procedure only removes very small samples of tissue or cells from the breast.
  • The procedure is ideal if the sample is benign fluid (for example, a cyst). However, in cases when the tissue is solid, then the results of the test allows only for a cytological (cell) diagnosis. This can be an incomplete assessment because the cells cannot be evaluated in relation to the surrounding tissue.

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
Farjami

Dear sir

Movafagh teb jahan Co . is one of old companies work since 15 years
ago in Iran' s medical equipments and instruments and micro surgical
ophthalmic by Mr. farjami as Director Manager which worked with
Doctors and Hospitals and Calinical for long time.
We prodded to make more familiar with you r esteemed company in order
to introduce your high quality products among our consumers which
located in all our the Iran's states.
We need to know your certificated if you passed. Also consider do we
can have any samples or catalog of your products if we request from
you, please inform us about your conditions for guaranteeing your
products, for consider we need your high quality and services.
We are waiting to hearing from you.

Best Regards
Farjami

Recommended Reading

Show More Related Topics

Premium Membership Benefits

Health Topics A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Medindia Health Topics Search

Breast Cancer

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Doctor Search

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store