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Table 3 Type of diagnostics and surgery

From: Non-primary breast malignancies: a single institution’s experience of a diagnostic challenge with important therapeutic consequences—a retrospective study

Type Number (%) Surgery (n) Final diagnosis after surgery
Core biopsy 32 (68) 3 - Lymphoma (n = 1)
- Melanoma (n = 1)
- Ovarian carcinoma (n = 1): palliative resectiona
Fine needle aspiration 14 (30) 3 - Melanoma (n = 2): palliative resectiona
- Colon carcinoma (n = 1)
Frozen section 1 (2) 1 - Ovarian carcinoma (n = 1)
Total (n) 47 (100) 7  
  1. aCorrect preoperative diagnosis