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Table 1 Clinical, radiological and pathological characteristics.

From: Correlation between imaging and pathology in ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast

Clinical, radiological and pathological characteristics N (%)
Menopausal status (n = 115)  
   Pre-menopausal 27(24%)
   Post-menopausal 88(76%)
Screening detected (n = 115)  
   Yes 53(46%)
   No 62(54%)
Palpable lesion (n = 115)  
   Yes 26(23%)
   No 89(77%)
Mammographic appearance (n = 115)  
   Microcalcifications 70(61%)
   Abnormality other than microcalcifications 21(18%)
   Combination of microcalcifications and a density 17(15%)
   Occult 7(6%)
Mammographic appearance of microcalcifications (n = 87)  
   Linear 6(7%)
   Coarse granular 27(31%)8(9%)
   Fine granular 8(9%)
   Linear and coarse granular 27(31%)
   Coarse and fine granular 19(22%)
Distribution of microcalcifications (n = 87)  
   Cluster 50(57%)
   Segment 3743%)
Centricity of microcalcifications (n = 87)  
   Multicentric (gap >2 cm) 4(5%)
   Unicentric 83(95%)
Number of microcalcifications if countable (n = 87)  
   10 4(5%)
   >10 83(95%)
Mammographic appearance of abnormalities other than microcalcifications (n = 38)  
   Asymmetry 1(3%)
   Density 32(84%)
   Star lesion 1(3%)
   Distortion of architecture 4(10%)
E.P.W.G. classification (n = 115)  
   Grade 1 19(17%)
   Grade 2 52(45%)
   Grade 3 44(38%)
Van Nuys classification (n = 115)  
   Grade 1 27(23%)
   Grade 2 39(34%)
   Grade 3 49(43%)