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Table 2 Patterns of failure in the IMPC and IDC patients after treatment

From: Invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast had poor clinical characteristics but showed no difference in prognosis compared with invasive ductal carcinoma

Patterns of failure IMPC (n = 33) IDC (n = 347)
Recurrence n (%) n (%)
 Primary recurrence 1 (3 %) 9(2.6 %)
 Nodal recurrence 0 (0 %) 2 (0.6 %)
Distant metastasis n (%) n (%)
 Bone metastasis 0 (0 %) 10 (2.9 %)
 Lung metastasis 0 (0 %) 5 (1.4 %)
 Liver metastasis 0 (0 %) 2 (0.6 %)
 Mediastina metastasis 0 (0 %) 0 (0.0 %)
 Multiple metastasis 2 (6.1 %) 9 (2.6 %)
Distant metastasis, primary and/or nodal recurrence 1 (3 %) 14 (4 %)
  1. IMPC invasive micropapillary carcinoma, IDC invasive ductal carcinoma