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Table 4 Discordant mediastinal nodal staging between EBUS-FNA and TM

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

Pts EBUS-FNA Mediastinoscopy
Stage Results of single LN stations* Stage Results of single LN stations*
#2 N2 neg. neg. (2), neg. (4), neg. (3) N3 neg. (2), pos. (1), pos. (2)
#11 N2 neg. neg. (2), neg. (2), neg. (2) N2 pos. (7), NS, NS
#15 N2 pos. (2), pos. (3), neg. (1) N3 NS, pos. (4), pos. (3)
#19 N2 NS, pos. (2), NS N3 pos. (6), pos. (2), pos. (1)
#20 N2 neg. NS, neg. (7), NS N2 pos. (2), neg. (2), NS
  1. * The results of single LN stations are presented in order of right paratracheal, subcarinal and left paratracheal station. The sample number of single LN station is presented in the parasenthesis. NS = not sampled.