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Am J Clin Pathol. 1988 Jun;89(6):707-13.

Cytologic criteria for fibroadenoma. A step-wise logistic regression analysis.

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  • 1Department of Anatomic Pathology, San Francisco General Hospital, California.

Abstract

The authors reviewed the fine-needle aspiration biopsy smears from 62 subjects with proven fibroadenoma, 60 subjects with proven ductal carcinoma, and 42 subjects with proven fibrocystic disease. All smears were coded as to the presence or absence of the following variables: epithelial cells, stroma, honeycomb sheets, antler horn clusters, naked nuclei, nucleoli, marked cellularity, foam cells, apocrine cells, anisokaryosis, atypical nuclear hyperchromasia, single cells with cytoplasm, mitotic figures, and nuclei greater than two red blood cell diameters. Step-wise logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the variables predictive of fibroadenoma. The statistical analyses selected stroma, antler horn clusters, and marked cellularity as the key cytologic criteria to differentiate fibroadenomas from fibrocystic disease. The statistical analyses selected stroma, antler horn clusters, and honeycomb sheets as the key cytologic criteria to differentiate fibroadenoma from ductal carcinoma.

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