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Table 3 Recurrence patterns and distant sites of the first recurrence by histopathologic type

From: Clinicopathological features of infiltrating lobular carcinomas comparing with infiltrating ductal carcinomas: a case control study

  Histopathology   
  Infiltrating ductal carcinoma Infiltrating lobular carcinoma Total  
  Number of patients % Number of patients % Number of patients P value
Pattern of recurrence       0.097
Locoregional recurrence 123 14.4 3 18.8 123  
Systemic recurrence 480 56.1 12 75.0 492  
Locoreginal recurrence and systemic recurrence 252 29.5 1 6.3 253  
Site of systemic recurrence       
Lung 264 37.5 1 9.1 254  
Brain 50 7.1 0 0 49  
Liver 105 14.9 0 0 105  
Bone 257 36.5 8 72.7 261  
Ovary 1 0.1 2 18.2 2  
Pericardium, pleura 10 1.4 0 0 8  
Contalateral SCN 4 0.6 0 0 7  
Othera 13 1.8 0 0 19  
  1. Othera contains opposite breast (2), contralateral axilla (1), mediastinum (1), carcinomatosis (4), adrenal gland (2), multiple lymph node (1), neck node (2). SCN = supraclavicular lymph node.