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Table 1 Association between risk factors and pathology among studied cases

From: Role of multi-parametric MRI in the differentiation between mucinous breast carcinoma and fibroadenoma

  Pathology Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Mucinous
N = 19
Fibroadenoma
N = 37
Test of significance COR
(95% CI)
P AOR
(95% CI)
Age/years
Mean ± SD
45.8 ± 6.1 31.9 ± 6.7 t = 7.5
p < 0.001*
1.4 (1.1–1.7) 0.003* 1.4 (1.1–1.7)
Long diameter
Mean ± SD
32.1 ± 5.5 22.1 ± 7.3 t = 5.7
p < 0.001*
1.2 (1.13–1.46) 0.6 1.06 (0.8–1.2)
Short diameter
Mean ± SD
21.9 ± 6 13.5 ± 5.2 t = 5.7
p < 0.001*
1.3 (1.1–1.6) 0.07 1.3 (0.9–1.9)
ADC * 10–3/mm
Mean ± SD
1.3 ± 0.1 1.1 ± 0.1 t = 3.9
p = 0.002*
508 (undefined) 0.9  
CHO.SNR 3.1 ± 0.8 0.8 ± 0.5 t = 13.5
p < 0.001*
(Undefined)   
mean ± SD       
Shap n (%)       
Oval (r) 9 (47.3) 30 (81.1) 1 1   1
Round 3 (15.7) 5 (13.5) χ2 = 0.7, p = 0.39 2 (0.39–10) 0.3 2.1 (0.4–9.6)
Irregular 7 (36.8) 2 (5.4) χ2 = 9.8, p = 0.002* 11.6 (2–66.4) 0.004* 13.6 (2.5–72.2)
Margin n (%)       
Circumscribed (r) 6 (31.5) 32 (86.5) χ2 = 17.4, p = 0.003* 1 0.004* 1
Non-circumscribed 13 (68.4) 5 (13.5)   13.8 (3.5–53.5)   12.6 (1.1 140.5)
T2 Signal intensity n (%)       
High 19 (100) 27 (73) χ2 = 6.2, p = 0.012* 1 0.99  
Not high 0 (0) 10 (18.9)   Undefined   
Enhancement n (%)       
Homogeneous (r) 2 (10.5) 34 (91.9) FET, p = 0.003* 22.67(2.8–179.1) 1 0.9  
Heterogeneous 4 (21) 3 (8.1)   Undefined   
Rim enhancement 6 (31.5) 0 (0) FET, p = 0.001* Undefined 0.9  
Enhancing internal septations 7 (36.8) 0 (0) FET, p < 0.001*   0.9  
Dynamic curve n (%)       
Type 1 1 (5.2) 29 (78.3) FET, p = 0.2 Undefined   
Type 2 11 (57.8) 8 (21.6) χ2 = 2, p = 0.1 2.3 (0.72–0.2)   
Type 3 (r) 7 (36.8) 0(0)   1   
Dark internal septations n (%)       
Absent 17 (89.4) 8 (21.6) χ2 = 23.3
p < 0.001*
30.8 (5.8–162) 0.8 33.4 (0.8–60.8)
Present (r) 2 (10.5) 29 (78.4)   1   
  1. Overall % predicted = 91.9%