Table 1

Nature of discharge

Total group

[n = 211(%)]

Non-pathological discharge*

[n = 86 (%)]

Pathological discharge*

[n = 116 (%)]


Bloody

150 (71%)

51 (60%)

91 (78%)

Serosanguinous

2 (1%)

2 (2%)

Non-bloody

59 (28%)

33 (38%)

24 (21%)

Serous

33 (16%)

7 (8%)

24 (21%)

Green

13 (6%)

13 (15%)

Brown

5 (2%)

5 (6%)

Other

8 (4%)

8 (9%)

Unilateral

200 (95%)

75 (87%)

116 (100%)

Bilateral

11 (5%)

11 (13%)

Uniductal

158 (79%)†

38 (47%)†

116 (100%)

Multiductal

43 (21%)†

43 (53%)†

Unspecified

10

5

Spontaneous

159 (79%)†

41 (49%)†

116 (100%)

Expressed

43 (21%)†

43 (51%)†

Unspecified

9

2


*Nine patients could not be classified as either pathological or non-pathological due to unavailable data

† Percentages expressed of available data

Dillon et al. BMC Cancer 2006 6:164   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-6-164

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