negative triad

negative triad

A popular term for any breast lump judged to be:
(1) Clinically negative by the surgeon;
(2) Cytologically (by fine-needle aspiration) or pathologically (by core biopsy) negative; and
(3) Mammographically negative for features of cancer.

negative triad

Surgery A popular term for any breast lump judged to be
1. clinically negative by the surgeon;.
2. cytologically negative by fine-needle aspiration;.
3. negative by mammography.
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