Curr Health Sci J, vol. 35, no. 2, 2009

Histopathological Prognostic Factors Evaluation in Invasive Mammary Carcinoma

[Original paper]

Nicoleta Patrana(1), Cristiana Simionescu(2), Claudia Georgescu(1), Georgiana Fota(1), Mihaela Muntean(3)

(1) Pathology Laboratory, Emergency County University Hospital of Craiova
(2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, UMF Craiova
(3) Pathology Laboratory, Emergency County Hospital of Slatina


The most frequent tumor on women is mammary carcinoma. The present study included 182 cases of invasive mammary carcinoma. We analyzed the clinical and morphological factors with prognostic value in the specialty literature. The surgical resection pieces were analyzed using the usual histopathologic technique by paraffin embedding and staining HE. One of the most important prognostic factors analyzed in this study was the axillary lymph node status. Half of the patients presented negative lymph nodes. The tumor size is one of the recognized prognostic factors, the most frequent tumors having 2-5 cm. The histopathological examination revealed that the most frequente invasive mammary carcinoma was infiltrative ductal tumours. Usin the Nottingham grading system we found that the most frequent types of tumor was GIII.

prognostic factors, invazive mammary carcinoma

Dr. Nicoleta Patrana Pathology Laboratory , Emergency County Hospital of Craiova

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.35.02.08 - Download PDF