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Table 3 Technical characteristics and outcomes of EUS guided sampling

From: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling of solid pancreatic masses: 22-gauge aspiration versus 25-gauge biopsy needles

  22-gauge FNA (n = 38) 25-gauge FNB (n = 38) P value
Access route, no (%)    0.359
 Transgastric 17 (44.7) 21 (55.3)  
 Transduodenal 21 (55.3) 17 (44.7)  
Cytological diagnostic accuracy, no. (%) 37 (97.4) 34 (89.5) 0.358
Histological diagnostic accuracy, no. (%) 13 (34.2) 20 (52.6) 0.105
Failure to achieve diagnosis, no. (%)    
 Total 1 (2.6) 4 (10.5) 0.358
 Technical failure 0 0  
 Diagnostic failure 1 (2.6) 4 (10.5) 0.358
No. of passes for diagnosis 5.05 ± 1.45 5.55 ± 1.41 0.132
Complication, no. (%) 0 0  
  1. EUS endoscopic ultrasound, FNA fine needle aspiration, FNB fine needle biopsy
  2. Continuous variables are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation