Serum anti - TPO levels in benign and malignant breast tumors

Sabitha, Suneetha, Shruti Mohanty, Pragna Rao

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Breast cancer is a hormone dependent neoplasm. Conflicting results regarding the clinical correlation between breast cancer and thyroid diseases have been reported. The objective of this study was to determine the association of anti - TPO levels in patients having complaints of a lump in breast. Serum samples and Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) samples were collected from 31 female patients with a lump in breast between the age group of 20-75 years. 31 age matched normal healthy controls were also examined for the same parameters. Serum samples were analyzed for its anti - TPO levels. FNAC reports confirmed patients as having duct cell carcinoma. They had raised serum anti - TPO levels compared to controls. FNAC results of others (n=26) were reported as fibroadenoma whose anti - TPO levels were less than the controls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-268
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 07-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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