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Table 9 Causes of false-positive results on CTC

From: A critical review of the chest CT scans performed to detect asymptomatic synchronous metastasis in new and recurrent breast cancers

False-positive finding n (%)
Pulmonary lesions 26 (74)
Mediastinal lesions 7 (20)
 Thyroid lesions 4
 Nodal lesions 2
 Esophageal duplication cyst 1
Neck and axillary lesions 2 (6)
Bone lesions 2 (6)
Total 37
  1. Total exceeds 35 because of 2 cases with 2 different indeterminate findings