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Table 2 Correlation between pathological findings and overestimation of tumor size on MRI (n = 87)

From: Tumor size assessment of invasive breast cancers: which pathological features affect MRI-pathology agreement?

Pathological findings MRI tumor size p
Overestimated Not overestimated
Histological Type 0.172
 NST invasive carcinomas 9 (17.6%) 42 (82.4%)
 Invasive lobular carcinomas 3 (21.4%) 11 (78.6%)
 Other special type carcinomas 8 (38.1%) 13 (61.9%)
Associated DCIS 0.012
 Present 19 (30.2%) 44 (69.8%)
 Absent 1 (4.3%) 22 (95.7%)
Desmoplasic Reaction 0.670
 Moderate / High 18 (24%) 57 (76%)
 Absent / Mild 2 (18.2%) 9 (81.8%)
Inflammatory Infiltrate 0.234
 Moderate / High 19 (25.3%) 56 (74.7%)
 Absent / Mild 1 (9.1%) 10 (90.9%)
Molecular Subtype 0.306
 Luminal A 6 (19.4%) 25 (80.6%)
 Luminal B 11 (25%) 33 (75%)
 Her-2 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
 Triple-negative 0 (0%) 5 (100%)
  1. MRI magnetic resonance imaging, NST no special type