Front Oncol 2022 31;12:858696. Epub 2022 May 31.
Hematology Department, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China.
Background: The objective of this work was to discriminate between primary breast lymphoma (PBL) and breast cancer by systematically analyzing clinical characteristics, laboratory examination results, ultrasound features, and mammography findings to establish a diagnostic model for PBL and to analyze the influence of surgical treatment on the prognosis of PBL patients.
Method: We analyzed 20 PBL and 70 breast cancer patients treated during the same period by comparing several characteristics: clinical features, such as age, tumor position, and breast complaints; laboratory examination findings, such as the lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level, and imaging features such as the maximum diameter, shape, margins, aspect ratio, and calcification of the mass and axillary lymph node involvement. A diagnostic model was then developed using logistic regression analysis. Read More