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Table 2 Analysis of all sampled lymph node stations

From: Endobronchial ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration versus transcervical mediastinoscopy in nodal staging of non small cell lung cancer: a prospective comparison study

  EBUS-FNA Mediastinoscopy p value
Sampled LN stations 47 71  
Total sample number 133 157  
Sampled LN stations per patient 1.7 ± 0.9 2.7 ± 1.0 0.001
Samples per LN station 2.8 ± 1.6 2.2 ± 1.3 <0.001
Conclusive finding 37 (78.7%) 70 (98.6%) <0.001
Indeterminate finding 7 (14.9%) 1 (1.4%) 0.007
Non-representative material 3 (6.4%) 0 (0%) 0.061