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Table 3 Overall and sex-specific frequency distribution of breast lesions diagnosed by FNAC

From: Distribution of breast lesions diagnosed by cytology examination in symptomatic patients at Eritrean National Health Laboratory, Asmara, Eritrea: a retrospective study

DIAGNOSIS Frequency
(n = 905)
Percent
(%)
Female
(n = 871)
Percent
(%)
Male
(n = 34)
Percent
(%)
Fibroadenoma 353 39.01 353 40.54 0 0
Fibrocystic disease 133 14.70 133 15.28 0 0
Ductal carcinoma of the breast 79 8.73 78 8.97 1 2.94
Benign breast lesion, NOS 56 6.19 52 5.97 4 11.78
Suspicious for malignancy 51 5.64 49 5.63 2 5.88
Lipoma 42 4.64 42 4.82 0 0
Benign proliferative breast disease 37 4.09 35 4.03 2 5.88
Gynecomastia 19 2.11 0 0 19 55.88
Malignant breast lesion 18 1.99 18 2.07 0 0
Fat tissue 17 1.88 15 1.72 2 5.88
Galactocele 16 1.77 16 1.84 0 0
Unsatisfactory sample 11 1.22 10 1.15 1 2.94
Benign breast lesion with atypia 10 1.10 9 1.03 1 2.94
Breast abscess 10 1.10 10 1.15 0 0
Inflammatory breast disease 9 0.99 9 1.03 0 0
Phyllodes tumor 6 0.66 6 0.69 0 0
Atypical ductal hyperplasia 5 0.55 5 0.57 0 0
Mammary duct ectasia 4 0.44 4 0.46 0 0
Non-specific finding 4 0.44 3 0.34 1 2.94
Ductal hyperplasia 3 0.33 3 0.34 0 0
Intraductal papilloma 3 0.33 3 0.34 0 0
Lobular carcinoma 3 0.33 3 0.34 0 0
Cystic breast lesion 2 0.22 2 0.23 0 0
Fat necrosis 2 0.22 2 0.23 0 0
Granulomatous mastitis 2 0.22 1 0.11 1 2.94
Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast 2 0.22 2 0.23 0 0
Acute mastitis 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0
Colloid carcinoma of the breast 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0
Ectopic disease of the breast 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0
Fibroadenomatosis 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0
Fibrolipoma 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0
Fibroma 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0
Normal condition 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0
Scar tissue 1 0.11 1 0.11 0 0
Total 905 100% 871 100% 34 100%
  1. NOS not otherwise specified