The Breast Care Consultation Center (BCCC) is a multidisciplinary center providing, in a single setting, a complete outpatient facility for women who have been diagnosed with or suspected of having breast cancer.
A team of specialists are available to provide comprehensive, diagnostic (radiologist, surgeon, and pathologist), therapeutic (surgeon, radiotherapist, and medical oncologist), and support options.
The pathologist, as a member of the diagnostic team, evaluates the material obtained or received at the BCCC.
These include fine-needle aspirations (FNAs) obtained on-site as well as previously prepared cytohistological specimens.
The pathologist renders the diagnosis following examination of the material and consultation with the multidisciplinary team.
Thus, this approach is conducive for appropriate and accurate diagnosis where all data are available.
In addition, the pathologist discusses the findings of each patient in the multidisciplinary conference.
One thousand four hundred eighteen patients were evaluated at Magee-Womens Hospital BCCC from February 1992 through December 1994, during which time 366 FNAs were performed.
The accuracy for positive diagnosis was 100%. Six negative cases had cancer on histology ; these were due to sampling error (the lesion was missed).
A multidisciplinary team is ideal for the evaluation of breast lesions that are suspicious for malignancy as it provides one-stop shopping and same-day diagnosis and therapeutic decisions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Glande mammaire, Consultation, Hôpital, Multidisciplinaire, Anatomopathologie, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Consultation, Hospital, Multidisciplinary, Pathology, Human, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases
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Cote : 97-0466220
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 03/02/1998.