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The evaluation of mammographic microcalcification as biological malignancy in breast cancer.
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PMID:  9127966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The biological significance of mammographic microcalcification (MM) was investigated in breast cancer. 119 (39.8%) had evidence of microcalcification, while 170 were negative. Fifty-three (44.5%) of those with MM had nodal metastases. There is no significant correlation between MM and nodal metastases. Five-year survival of patients with MM was significantly shorter than that without. This suggests that MM may be of biological significance in breast cancer, and thereby attention should to be paid to assessing breast cancer patients with mammographic microcalcification.
A Tsuchiya; M Kanno; K Hara; I Kimijima; R Abe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fukushima journal of medical science     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0016-2590     ISO Abbreviation:  Fukushima J Med Sci     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-14     Completed Date:  1997-05-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374626     Medline TA:  Fukushima J Med Sci     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery II, Fukushima Medical College, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Breast Neoplasms / mortality,  radiography*
Calcinosis / radiography*
Middle Aged
Survival Rate

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