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Table 3 Procedure details and data related EUS-FNA

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

  Overall
n = 49
Upper GI
n = 28
Lower GI
n = 21
Technical success rate of EUS-FNA, n (%) 45 (91.8) 25 (89.3) 20 (95.2)
Reasons for unsuccessful cases, n   Existence of vessels in the puncture route, 2
The lesion was not detected, 1
Sigmoid colon perforation, 1
Type of needle, n (%)    
 19-gauge FNA needle 36 (73.5) 21 (75.0) 15 (71.4)
 22-gauge FNA needle 2 (4.1) 1 (3.6) 1(4.8)
 25-gauge FNA needle 1 (2.0) 1 (3.6)
 19-gauge FNB needle 1 (2.0) 1 (4.8)
 22-gauge FNB needle 5 (10.2) 2 (7.1) 3 (14.3)
Puncture site, n (%)   Duodenum, 23 (82.1)
Stomach, 2 (7.1)
Rectum, 17 (81.0)
Sigmoid colon, 3 (14.3)
The number of passes, n, median (IQR) 3 (2–3) 3 (2–3) 3 (2–3)
Adverse event, n (%) 1 (4.8) Perforation, 1 (4.8)
  1. EUS-FNA, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration; GI, gastrointestinal tract; FNB, fine needle biopsy; IQR, interquartile range