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Table 1 Nature of discharge

From: The role of major duct excision and microdochectomy in the detection of breast carcinoma

  Total group [n = 211(%)] Non-pathological discharge* [n = 86 (%)] Pathological discharge* [n = 116 (%)]
Bloody 150 (71%) 51 (60%) 91 (78%)
Serosanguinous 2 (1%) 2 (2%)  
Non-bloody 59 (28%) 33 (38%) 24 (21%)
Serous 33 (16%) 7 (8%) 24 (21%)
Green 13 (6%) 13 (15%)  
Brown 5 (2%) 5 (6%)  
Other 8 (4%) 8 (9%)  
Unilateral 200 (95%) 75 (87%) 116 (100%)
Bilateral 11 (5%) 11 (13%)  
Uniductal 158 (79%)† 38 (47%)† 116 (100%)
Multiductal 43 (21%)† 43 (53%)†  
Unspecified 10 5  
Spontaneous 159 (79%)† 41 (49%)† 116 (100%)
Expressed 43 (21%)† 43 (51%)†  
Unspecified 9 2  
  1. *Nine patients could not be classified as either pathological or non-pathological due to unavailable data
  2. † Percentages expressed of available data