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Table 2 Characteristics of IMLN Recurrence

From: Internal mammary lymph node recurrence: rare but characteristic metastasis site in breast cancer

  N %
Clinical   
As first site of metastasis   
   Yes 121 91
   No 12 9
Concurrent other sites metastasis   
   Yes 88 66.2
   No 45 33.8
Visible soft tissue mass beside the sternum   
   Yes 42 31.6
   No 91 68.4
Local pain and skin involvement   
   Yes 20 15.0
   No 113 85.0
Imaging of CT scan   
Size of IMLN recurrence (cm)   
   Median (range) 2.5 (1-9)  
Anterior intercostal space   
   One 64 48.1
   Two 45 33.9
   Three 19 14.3
   Four 5 3.7
Dominant location anterior intercostal space   
   First 15 11.3
   Second 90 67.7
   Third 26 19.5
   Forth 2 1.5
Sternal erosion   
   Yes 86 64.7
   No 47 35.3