HISTOPATHOLOGICAL PATTERNS OF BREAST DISEASES IN FEMALES PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN PESHAWAR

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Nuzhat Sultana Khattak
Shehla Akbar
Ahmad Arsalan Tahir
Sunia Arif Khan

Abstract

Objective: To determine the pattern of female breast pathologies in our setup.
Material and Methods: This study is done at the histopathology laboratory, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan
including all the female cases only, with primary breast pathologies between January 2014 to October 2015. Initial
data was recorded on a pathology lab proforma. Specimens received, processed, slides made and stained according
to protocol and histopathological report generated.
Results: Out of a total of 142 cases, 32.4% cases were Fibroadenoma, 26.76% cases of advanced carcinoma breast
and 21.8% cases were of mastitis. Ages of these cases ranged from 12 to 70 years.
Conclusion: Most of the breast pathologies are benign, fibroadenoma being the most common. Carcinoma of breast
is the second most common problem presenting mostly in the middle age group, with a higher grade at presentation
mostly owing to lack of awareness and proper screening programs, implementation of which has shown promising
results regarding the decline in these cases.

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