Table 4—

Procedural details of endoscopic ultrasound(E(B)US)

Subjects n72
Anaesthesia
 Local2 (3)
 Local plus sedation63 (88)
 General7 (10)
Type of E(B)US
 EUS-FNA18 (25)
 EBUS-TBNA54 (75)
Biopsy zone
 Mediastinal LN59 (82)
 Hilar LN4 (6)
 Mediastinal and hilar LN9 (13)
Diagnostic procedure#
 EUS-FNA17/18 (94)
 EBUS-TBNA30/54 (56)
Complications
 None72 (100)
  • Data are presented as n (%) unless otherwise indicated. EUS-FNA: endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration; EBUS-TBNA: endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration; LN: lymph node. #: the chance of obtaining a definite diagnosis (including sarcoidosis and other diagnoses) was significantly higher with EUS-FNA than EBUS-TBNA (p = 0.03; Fisher's exact test).