Author(s): Nyirjesy I, Billingsley FS
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Abstract The approach to detecting breast carcinoma in gynecologic practices remains controversial. Fourty-five breast carcinomas were detected in 8757 patients, using a combination of physical examination, mammography, thermography, and fine-needle aspiration. The sensitivity of each modality is as follows: physical examination, 62.2\%; mammography, 63.2\%; thermography, 75.6\%; and fine-needle aspiration biopsy, 93.7\%. Review of the current literature reveals a lack of agreement concerning the indications and the recommended frequency of use of each type of examination. Because of inaccuracies in each technique, a multimodal approach is indicated for the earliest detection of breast carcinoma.
This article was published in Obstet Gynecol
and referenced in Journal of Womens Health Care