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Table 1 Details of patients and CK19 expression in peripheral blood

From: Flow cytometric analysis of CK19 expression in the peripheral blood of breast carcinoma patients: relevance for circulating tumor cell detection

  Number of patients % Positive cases
Pathology size    
< 1 cm 5 10.4 1
1–2 cm 11 22.9 3
> 2 cm 32 66.7 9
Clinical stage    
Benign tumor 7 14.6 0
I 4 8.3 0
II 23 47.9 2
III 7 14.6 5
IV 7 14.6 6
Histology    
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma 39 81.3 13
Fibroadenoma 1 2 0
Struma 6 12.5 0
Intraductal breast cancer 2 4.2 0
Distant metastasis    
Metastasis 7 14.6 6
Without metastasis 41 85.4 7
  1. Note: The patient age ranged from 28 to 82 years old.