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Table 1 Demographic data and clinical presentation of study patients

From: Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) from peritoneal lesions: a prospective cohort pilot study

  EUS-FNB
N = 12 (%)*
Gender Male 6 (50)
Female 6 (50)
Age, years (mean + SD) 62.9 ± 9
Presenting symptoms Weight loss 4 (33.3)
Abdominal Pain 6 (50)
Abdominal Distention 2 (16.7)
Jaundice 0 (0)
CT findings# Soft tissue nodules/mass deposit in peritoneum 11 (91.7)
Ascites 11 (91.7)
Omental cake 4 (33.3)
Mesenteric stranding 2 (16.7)
EUS findings Thickened hyperechoic omental cake 1 (8.3)
Hypoechoic nodules/deposit in peritoneum or omentum 11 (91.7)
  1. *All values reported as n (%), except for age
  2. #Small ascites defined by shortest thickness of ascites from abdominal wall < 3 mm in CT or MRI