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Table 2 Ultrasound findings of positive and negative US-FNA cases

From: Shortcomings of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration in the axillary management of women with breast cancer

Ultrasound findingsPositive US-FNA number (%)Negative US-FNA number (%)
Enlarged lymph node34/65 (52.3)2/36 (5.6)
Diffusely thick cortex12/65 (18.6)22/36 (61.1)
Focally thick cortex0/65 (0)6/36 (16.7)
Enlarged lymph node + thick cortex6/65 (9.2)1/36 (2.8)
Multiple enlarged lymph nodes + thick cortex1/65 (1.5)2/36 (5.6)
Calcification1/65 (1.5)0/36 (0)
Multiple enlarged lymph nodes + calcification1/65 (1.5)0/36 (0)
Normal2/65 (3.1)0/36 (0)
NA8/65 (12.3)3/36 (8.3)
  1. US-FNA ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, NA not available