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Table 1 The clinical characteristics of the histologically proven MUMPC, cPMBC, and MMBC

From: The sonographic findings of micropapillary pattern in pure mucinous carcinoma of the breast

Characteristics MUMPC cPMBC MMBC Total Significance
Menopausal status      χ2 = 0.284, p = 0.87
 Premenopausal 9 26 18 87a  
 Postmenopausal 7 17 10  
Mass location      χ2 = 0.423, p = 0.81
 Right 8 20 11 88  
 Left 9 23 17  
Palpation      F = 1.285, p = 1.00
 Palpable 17 42 28 88  
 Nonpalpable 0 1 0  
Tenderness      χ2 = 2.045, p = 0.36
 Positive 2 12 8 87b  
 Negative 15 30 20  
LNM      χ2 = 25.884, p < 0.001
 Positive 3 3 17 80c  
 Negative 13 35 9  
  1. F Fisher’s exact test
  2. aThe man patient was excluded
  3. bOne of the masses was not palpable
  4. cThe pathological findings of axillary lymph nodes of eight patients were not acquired