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Table 2 The different locations of the recurrent sites of metaplastic breast carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma

From: Unique clinicopathological features of metaplastic breast carcinoma compared with invasive ductal carcinoma and poor prognostic indicators

Recurrent sites MBC (N = 33) IDC (N = 222) P
Local recurrence 10 27 0.038
  Chest wall 10 (100%) 18 (67%)  
  Axillary fossa 0 9 (33%)  
Distant metastasis 23 193 0.001
  Lung and pleura 14 (61%) 50 (26%)  
  Liver 4 (17%) 15 (8%)  
  Bone 4 (17%) 116 (60%)  
  Brain and meninges 1 (4%) 12 (6%)  
  Others 0 2