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The Pathology of Breast Biopsies in a Sample of Nigerian Patients: Review and Analysis

Nwafor CC1, Keshinro SO2

  1. Department of Pathology, University of Uyo

  2. Me Cure Healthcare Limited, Oshodi

Correspondence to: Dr. Nwafor Charles. P.O Box 881, Umuahia Abia, Nigeria.

Email: firstcocsin@yahoo.com

 

Abstract

Background: Histological tissue diagnosis of breast lumps plays an important role in patient management. Almost all breast pathology studies in Nigeria were conducted in government owned health facilities. This study aims to describe the histopathological pattern and of breast biopsies seen in Me Cure Healthcare Limited, a privately owned diagnostic centre. Methods: Histopathological reports of all breast specimens received and processed from August 2009 to December 2013 were retrieved from a computer database and en