(1,2) The Van Nuys Prognostic Index (VNPI) is a simple score for predicting the risk of local recurrence (LR) in patients who have had local excision of DCIS.
259 Patients with DCIS of the breast applying USC/ Van Nuys prognostic index: a retrospective review with long term follow up.
An attempt to independently verify the utility of the Van Nuys Prognostic Index for ductal carcinoma in situ.
Value of the Van Nuys Prognostic Index in prediction of recurrence of ductal carcinoma in situ after breast-conserving surgery.
The Van Nuys Prognostic Index may be helpful in planning treatment.
The Van Nuys Prognostic Index Score 1 2 3 Factor Size (mm) [less than or 16-40 [greater than or equal to] 15 equal to] 41 Margin [greater than 1-9 <1 width or equal to] (mm) 10 Grade I / I / III / no necrosis with necrosis necrosis Age >60 40-60 <40 Score 4-6 7-9 10-12 Category Low risk Intermediate risk Highest risk WLE with clear WLE.
In addition to margin status and nuclear grade, DCIS size is a significant predictor for local recurrence and is 1 of 3 parameters in the Van Nuys prognostic index (VNPI) used for selection of patients for conservative versus aggressive therapy.
The value of the Van Nuys Prognostic Index in ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a retrospective analysis.