Table 3

Lack of significant correlation between selected core biopsy features and lesional size in excisions (at the ≤ 2.7 cm versus > 2.7 cm threshold)

Core Biopsy features

Lesional size in excision ≤ 2.7 cm

(n = 22)

Lesional size in excision > 2.7 cm

(n = 18)

P


Total DCIS ducts

(means)

25.3

28.0

NS

Number of tissue cores with DCIS

(means)

5.1

4.4

NS

DCIS ducts per tissue core

(means)

5.01

6.3

NS

Cancerization of lobules present

12

8

NS


DCIS: ductal carcinoma in-situ

NS: Not significant

Fadare et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2009 4:26   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-4-26

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