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Table 1 Staging work-up in 84 patients with primary breast lymphoma

From: Primary breast lymphoma: Patient profile, outcome and prognostic factors. A multicentre Rare Cancer Network study

Staging work up n %
Mammography 65 77
Mammary ultra sound 25 30
Mammary MRI 7 8
Chest x-ray 72 86
Chest CT-scan 66 79
Abdominal CT-scan 70 83
Abdominal ultra sound 28 33
Bone marrow biopsy or aspiration 77 92
Lymphography 11 13
Bone scintigraphy 17 20
CSF examination 14 17
CBC 82 98
ESR 67 80
Serum protein electrophoresis 52 62
B2 microglobulin 39 46
  1. MRI: magnetic resonance imaging
  2. CSF: cerebrospinal fluid
  3. CBC: complete blood count
  4. ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate.