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Table 3 Management of suspicious nodules after breast cancer surgery which is mimicking the tumor recurrence

From: Natural course of fat necrosis after breast reconstruction: a 10-year follow-up study

  n (%)
Suspicious nodule mimicking the tumor recurrence 8 (19.0)
Confirmation method
 Needle biopsy 6 (14.3)
 Excision 2 (4.8)
Pathologic results of biopsy
 Chronic inflammation with fat necrosis 3 (7.3)
 Stromal fibrosis with fat necrosis 3 (7.3)
 Fat necrosis with calcification 1 (2.4)
 Only fat necrosis 1 (2.4)