Diagnosis Decision Tree - Fine Needle Aspirates of the Breast

Last updated 2 years ago First published 26 February, 2017

English Rating: Above 18 Shortest path: 5 nodes Longest path: 9 nodes Possible solutions: 8
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  • Are there present some epithelial cells with nuclear diameters at least twice that of erythrocytes? No - epithelial cells with nuclear diameters at least twice that of erythrocytes NOT PRESENT. Yes - epithelial cells with nuclear diameters at least twice that of erythrocytes ARE PRESENT.
  • Do some epithelial cells contain intracytoplasmic lumina? Yes - some epithelial cells DO CONTAIN intracytoplasmic lumina. No - epithelial cells DO NOT contain intracytoplasmic lumina.
  • MALIGNANCY INDICATED.
  • Are more than three easily visible nucleoli present in some epithelial cells? Yes - more than three easily visible nucleoli ARE PRESENT in some epithelial cells. NO - more than three easily visible nucleoli ARE NOT PRESENT in some epithelial cells.
  • BENIGN - MALIGNANCY NOT INDICATED.
  • Is the patient age greater than 48 years? Yes - the patient age IS GREATER than 48 years. No - the patient age IS NOT GREATER than 48 years.
  • BENIGN - NO MALIGNANCY INDICATED.
  • MALIGNANCY INDICATED.
  • Is apocrine change present in the majority of epithelial cells? Yes - apocrine change IS PRESENT in the majority of epithelial cells. No - apocrine change IS NOT PRESENT in the majority of epithelial cells.
  • BENIGN - NO MALIGNANCY INDICATED.
  • Are bipolar 'naked' nuclei present in background? No - bipolar 'naked' nuclei ARE NOT PRESENT in the background. Yes - bipolar 'naked' nuclei ARE PRESENT in the background.
  • MALIGNANCY INDICATED.
  • Are some clusters of epithelial cells more than 2 nuclei thick, and this is not due to artefactual folding? Yes - some clusters of epithelial cells ARE MORE THAN 2 nuclei thick, and this is not due to artefactual folding. No - clusters of epithelial cells ARE NOT more than 2 nuclei thick, and this is not due to artefactual folding.
  • BENIGN - NO MALIGNANCY INDICATED.
  • MALIGNANCY INDICATED.

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