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Table 2 Comparison of axillary lymph node status as assessed with pathology and axillary ultrasound

From: Accuracy of axillary ultrasound in preoperative nodal staging of breast cancer - size of metastases as limiting factor

Axillary ultrasound SLNB/ALND Total
Positive Negative
Positive 79 13 92
Negative 87 291 378
Total 166 304 470
  1. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of axillary ultrasound in the detection of lymph node metastases: 47.6% (95%CI 40.1; 55.2), 95.7% (92.8; 97.5); 85.9% (77.3; 91.6); 77% (72.5; 80.9) and 78.7% (74.5; 82.9). SLNB Sentinel lymph node biopsy, ALND Axillary lymph node dissection, CI Confidence interval.