International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015

Findings of a Mammographic Screening of the Breast

Agim Dokaj, Arsen Hoxha, Tahir Hysa

This is a prospective study.1014 women were included in a screening program at regional hospital in Shkodra over the period 2012 -2013. Clustered and scattered microcalcifications were the main findings in the study. Age of women included in this study ranged from 30-80 years (mean 52 years). Microcalcifications were detected in 152 (15 %) of screened women.86 % of women had clustered microcalcifications and 14 % had scattered microcalcifications. In 47 (31 %) of calcifications was detected a cancer.47 % women had <10 microcalcifications/cm2, 22 % had 10-20 microcalcifications/cm2 and 10 % had >20 microcalcifications/cm2. Irregularity in size of microcalcifications was found in 48.7 % of patients, while mean density of microcalcifications was founfd in 57 patients. The study highlights the effectiveness of the screening program in diagnosing microcalcification and malignancy in women

Keywords: breast, microcalcifications, cancer, screening, mammography

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015

Pages: 2219 - 2221

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Agim Dokaj, Arsen Hoxha, Tahir Hysa, "Findings of a Mammographic Screening of the Breast", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB152602, Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015, 2219 - 2221

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