Table 3

Correlation between the various histological parameters analysed for non-tuberculous and tuberculous granulomatous mastitis cases

Histological parameterStatistical parameterEpithelioid histiocytesLymphocytesNeutrophilsEosinophilsPlasma cellsNecrosisGranuloma, vagueGranuloma, well- formedGiant cells, Langhans typeGiant cells, non-Langhan,'s typeFibrosisCalcifications
Epithelioid histiocytesrs1
p Value/
Lymphocytesrs−0.0041
p Value0.974/
Neutrophilsrs0.149−0.0651
p Value0.2460.613/
Eosinophilsrs−0.005−0.0940.0621
p Value0.9710.4690.633/
Plasma cellsrs00.0960.193−0.211
p Value0.9970.4570.1320.102/
Necrosisrs−0.0320.177−0.2390.161−0.0641
p Value0.8060.1690.0610.2120.618/
Granuloma, vaguers0.2370.1730.0840.011−0.0070.1731
p Value0.0630.1780.5150.930.9580.178/
Granuloma, well formedrs−0.0870.129−0.174−0.0150.0060.074−0.383*1
p Value0.4990.3180.1750.910.9640.5660.002/
Giant cells, Langhans typers−0.0250.1070.0210.169−0.030.1490.0670.1511
p Value0.8460.4070.8710.190.8170.2490.6060.24/
Giant cells, non-Langhans typers0.094−0.0940.1750.1170.0670.1860.1010.063−0.0231
p Value0.4680.4690.1750.3640.6050.1480.4330.6260.86/
Fibrosisrs−0.243−0.072−0.2040.387*−0.2230.112−0.0920.161−0.0210.0351
p Value0.0570.5760.1110.0020.0810.3850.4750.2110.8710.786/
Calcificationsrs−0.0160.1680.1980.0630.0380.2210.079−0.1−0.087−0.087−0.0111
p Value0.8990.1930.1240.6270.7670.0840.5420.4370.4990.5040.929
  • rs Spearman's correlation coefficient.

  • * Significant correlation (p<0.05).