Table 1

Patients' characteristics with breast lesions and CNB.

Parameter

Value*


Total number of patients enrolled

109

Total number of biopsis enrolled

120

Age at diagnosis (years)

62 (33-98)

Multifocal/Bilateral lesions

11

Postmenopausal status

82

Ultrasonographic lesion size (mm)

15 (± 10)

Non palpable tumor

57

Positive lymph node status

25

Malignant finding at paraffin section

67


*values are given as absolute numbers, mean (± standard deviation) values, or median (range) values; CNB = core needle biopsy

Brunner et al. BMC Cancer 2009 9:341   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-341

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