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Table 3 The sensitivity of AUS and US-FNAB for detection of nodal metastasis relative to the size of lymph node metastasis

From: Pre-operative and intra-operative detection of axillary lymph node metastases in 108 patients with invasive lobular breast cancer undergoing mastectomy

Size of lymph node metastasis Cases with pN+ AUS suspicious AUS sensitivity (%) p-value US-FNAB positive US-FNAB sensitivity (%) p-value
≤0.2 mm 20 5 25 0.000 1 20 0.002
>  0.2 mm and ≤2.0 mm 12 3 25 0 0
> 2.0 mm without extracapsular extension 14 6 43 3 33
> 2.0 mm with extracapsular extension 20 12 60 7 58