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Table 3 SWE color characteristics of benign and malignant hepatic focal lesions

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

ColorTotal
(N = 75)
Malignant hepatic focal lesions
N = 52
Benign hepatic focal lesions
N = 23
P value
Focal lesions
 Yellow green10 (13.3%)6 (11.5%)4 (17.4%)< 0.001*
 Faint blue12 (16%)12 (52.2%)
 Mixed with red foci51 (68%)46 (88.5%)5 (21.7%)
 Colorless2 (2.7%)2 (8.7%)
Parenchymal
 Yellow green8 (10.7%)8 (15.4%)0.001*
 Faint blue12 (16%)12 (23.1%)
 Dark blue50 (66.7%)27 (51.9%)23 (100%)
 Mixed5 (6.7%)5 (9.6%)