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Author: Jerzy Klijanenko

On completion of this section the cytotechnologist should Know:

  • The anatomy and histology of the breast
  • The indications for fine needle aspiration (FNA)
  • The sampling and preparation methods
  • The reporting terminology for breast cytology
  • The cytologic features of benign and malignant nipple secretions
  • The evaluation criteria of FNA cytology
  • The cytologic features of fibroadenoma and other benign tumors
  • The cytologic features of the inflammatory processes of the breast and the other non-neoplastic conditions
  • The cytologic features of all the different types of breast carcinoma
  • The cytologic features of phyllodes tumor
  • The criteria for the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant lesions and among the different types of malignancy