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Table 2 Results of biopsy obtained from metastasis

From: Pivotal role of PET/CT in characterization of occult metastasis with undetermined origin

Variable   %
Biopsy from metastasis
(n = 175)
No biopsy taken 51.4
Biopsy taken 48.6
Method of obtaining biopsy from metastasis
(n = 85)
Aspiration cytology 17.1
Excision biopsy 14.3
Needle biopsy 14.3
US-guided biopsy 2.9
Histopathological result of biopsy taken from metastasis
(n = 85)
Poorly differentiated carcinoma 20
Adenocarcinoma 17.1
Squamous cell carcinoma 5.7
Clear cell tumor 2.9
Large cell carcinoma 2.9