Usefulness of Triple Test Score for Breast Lesions


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

1 Department of Surgery, Shahid Beheshti Medical University/Day General Hospital, Tehran, Iran

2 Depanment of Radiology, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Pathology, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

5 Department of Pathology, Day General Hospital, Tehran, Iran

6 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.


International Journal of Cancer Management: 1 (1); e80389
Published Online: January 30, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 30, 2008
Accepted: January 30, 2008


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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