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Table 1 Patient and lesion characteristics

From: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of pelvic lesions via the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract approaches

  Overall Upper GI Lower GI
Number of patients, n 49 28 21
Age, y.o., median (range) 69 (32–87) 68 (32–87) 72 (48–83)
Gender, male/female. n 28/21 12/16 16/5
Size of lesions, mm, median (range) 40 (13–135) 26 (32–87) 58 (13–135)
Target lesions, n (%)    
 Pelvic LN 33 (67.3) 23 (82.1) 10 (47.6)
 Pelvic mass 7 (14.3) 2 (7.1) 5 (23.8)
 Retroperitoneal mass 3 (6.1) 3 (10.7)
 Submucosal tumor 6 (12.2) 6 (28.6)
  1. LN, lymph node; GI, gastrointestinal tract