Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Value of cytoprognostic classification in breast carcinomas.
  1. J Mouriquand,
  2. M Gozlan-Fior,
  3. D Villemain,
  4. Y Bouchet,
  5. J C Sage,
  6. M A Mermet,
  7. M Bolla


    Two hundred and four cases of breast carcinoma were classified according to cytological features, and these were related to prognosis. A disease free interval of seven years was 95% for patients with grade I, 70% for those with grade II, and 45% for those with grade III tumours. The risk of recurrence was also related to tumour size and the presence or absence of steroid receptors in the tumour. Cytological classification of breast carcinoma based on fine needle aspiration provides valuable information concerning the prognosis of patients, which is relevant to their clinical management.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.