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Table 3 Association between tumor grade and ultrasound findings of invasive breast cancers

From: Association between ultrasound findings, tumor type, grade, and biological markers in patients with breast cancer

Mass features Tumor grade  
Grade I + grade II Grade III p value
Count % Count %  
Mass shape Oval/round 5 10.4 0 0.0 1.0
Irregular 43 98.6 4 100.0
Total 48 100.0 4 100.0
Mass margin Non-circumscribed 48 100 4 100.0
Total 48 100.0 4 100.0
Mass orientation Parallel 8 16.7 1 25.0 0.544
Not parallel 40 83.3 3 75.0
Total 48 100.0 4 100.0
Mass posterior features No/enhancement 19 39.6 1 25.0 1.0
Shadowing/combined 29 60.4 3 75.0
Total 48 100.0 4 100.0
Mass echopattern Hypoechoic 42 87.5 4 100.0 1.0
Heterogenous 6 12.5 0 0.0
Total 48 100.0 4 100.0