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Table 2 Lesion characteristics among the studied groups

From: Role of shear wave sono-elastography (SWE) in characterization of hepatic focal lesions

Lesion characteristicsTotal
(N = 75)
Malignant hepatic focal lesions
N = 52
Benign hepatic focal lesions
N = 23
P value
Lesion size
 Median (min-max)6.7 (2.9–18.10)5.30 (2.90–12.0)6.70 (2.90–18.1)Z 0.232
Lesion boundary
 Well defined56 (74.7%)39 (75%)17 (73.9%) 0.921
 Ill defined19(25.3%)13 (25%)6 (26.1%) 
Lesion echogenicity
 Isoechoic9 (12%)9 (17.3%)0 (0%) 
 Heterogeneous11 (14.7%)10 (19.3%)1 (4.3%) < 0.001*
 Hyperechoic27 (36%)18 (34.6%)9 (39.1%) 
 Hypoechoic24 (32%)15 (28.8%)9 (39.1%) 
 Anechoic4 (5.3%)0 (0%)4 (17.4%) 
 Ascites12 (16%)12 (23.1%)0 (0%) 0.012*