Usefulness of Triple Test Score for Breast Lesions

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avatar M Mokri 1 , * , avatar M. Guity 2 , avatar S. Shariat Torbaghan 3 , avatar A. Arab Kheradmand 4 , avatar E. Arbabai 4 , avatar M. Bagherzade 5 , avatar M. Atri 6

Department of Surgery, Shahid Beheshti Medical University/Day General Hospital, Tehran, Iran
Depanment of Radiology, Tehran, Iran
Department of Pathology, Tehran, Iran
Department of Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
Department of Pathology, Day General Hospital, Tehran, Iran
Department of Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Science/Day General Hospital, Tehran, Iran

how to cite: Mokri M, Guity M, Shariat Torbaghan S, Arab Kheradmand A, Arbabai E, et al. Usefulness of Triple Test Score for Breast Lesions. Int J Cancer Manag. 2008;1(1):e80389.

Abstract

Objective: Evaluating the usefulness of the Triple Test Score (TTS) in breast lesions.
Materials and Methods: Medical records of 100 cases were evaluated and TTS was calculated based on of physical examination, mammograpby and fine-needle aspiration cytology findings. The diagnostic value of TTS was assessed according to histopathology results.
Results: Of the 23 lesions with score of 5, which considered as suspicious, 7 were benign and 16 were malignant . TTS less than or equal to 4 has a specificity of 100% and TTS greater than or equal to 6 has a sensitivity of 100%. Conclusion: The TTS reliably guides evaluation and treatment of breast lesions. TTS 3 or 4 are always benign and breast lesions with scores greater than or equal to 6 are malignant and should be treated accordingly.

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