Evaluation of breast disease has increasingly become more integrated into the routine gynecology care of women seen in the obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) clinic.
Patients expect their obstetrician-gynecologist to have expertise in evaluation and diagnosis of breast problems that arise from self examination, routine mammography, unusual breast symptoms, or clinical findings during annual gynecology examinations.
In 1993, Tripler Army Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology initiated a Breast Evaluation Clinic to better serve its patients with breast problems and to train military OB/GYN resident physicians in evaluation and diagnosis of breast disease.
A preliminary report of the first 40 patients evaluated in this Breast Evaluation Clinic was previously published in Military Medicine.
The patient evaluation, the technique of performing fine needle aspiration (FNA) of breast masses, and the cytologic slide preparation was described in the preliminary report.
This follow-up report presents a total of 245 patients who underwent FNA of palpable breast masses in the Tripler Army Medical Center OB/GYN Department Breast Evaluation Clinic between December 1,1993, and December 8,1995.
Patients found to have suspicious breast masses or abnormal mammography reports at the time of evaluation were immediately referred to the Department of General Surgery for evaluation rather than be subjected to FNA in the OB/GYN Department Breast Evaluation Clinic. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Glande mammaire, Prévention, Militaire, Aspiration, Aiguille fine, Diagnostic, Gynécologie, Evaluation, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie, Traitement instrumental, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mammary gland, Prevention, Military, Aspiration, Fine needle, Diagnosis, Gynecology, Evaluation, Female, United States, North America, America, Human, Mammary gland diseases, Instrumentation therapy, Female genital diseases, Public health organization
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Cote : 98-0020721
Code Inist : 002B26L. Création : 17/04/1998.