Evaluation of patients attending breast clinic in Alyarmook teaching hospital concerning ultrasound, mammography & cytological results during 2021Author(s):
Dr. Radhwan R Hussein, Dr. Farah Qahtan Mahgoob and Dr. Jawad K Al-DiwanAbstract:
Introduction: Breast-related diseases, including breast cancer, have become a significant focus of attention due to their prevalence and impact on women's health. Breast cancer, in particular, is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, affecting approximately 2.1 million individuals annually, according to the World Health Organization. The study's goals were to evaluate the clinical and imaging results of breast exams and to describe the radiological aspects in a particular healthcare context.
Method: A cross-sectional research was carried out, in which the sociodemographic data, imaging reports (mammography and ultrasonography with BI-RADS scores and characteristics), and clinical information of 2642 patients who attended Alyarmook Teaching Hospital between January 2021 and December 2021 were reviewed.
Results: The study included patients who presented with breast masses, and their age distribution revealed that 34.52% were below 40 years old, while 65.48% were over 40 years old. The majority of patients (77.9%) had a negative family history of breast cancer, while only 22.1% had a positive family history. Breast screening through imaging techniques, such as mammography and ultrasonography, played a crucial role in the early detection of breast cancer. The study also documented the findings of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and true cut biopsies, highlighting the cases with high BI-RADS scores (4 and 5) and the percentage of masses that were malignant tumours.
Conclusion: Breast screening with imaging techniques was identified as the primary approach for the early detection of breast cancer in the studied population. The results emphasized the importance of regular breast examinations and highlighted the characteristics of different breast conditions based on radiological features. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i7a.1013Pages: 23-26 | Views: 81 | Downloads: 33Download Full Article: Click Here
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Dr. Radhwan R Hussein, Dr. Farah Qahtan Mahgoob, Dr. Jawad K Al-Diwan. Evaluation of patients attending breast clinic in Alyarmook teaching hospital concerning ultrasound, mammography & cytological results during 2021
. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2023;5(7):23-26. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i7a.1013