Table 2—

Final pathological diagnosis of the mediastinal lymph nodes in the study population

Sarcoidosis115 (84)
Tuberculosis5 (4)
Other diseases6 (4)
No definite pathological diagnosis11 (8)
  • Data are presented as n (%). Other diseases included extrinsic allergic alveolitis (n = 2), lymphangitis carcinomatosa (n = 1), pneumoconiosis (n = 1) and aspecific lymphadenitis shown by surgical biopsy (n = 2). No definite pathological diagnosis was obtained when bronchoscopy or endobronchial/endoscopic ultrasound did not yield a diagnosis differing from that of unrepresentative or benign lymphadenitis, and which was not confirmed by surgical biopsy.