Gastroenterology Research and Practice / 2009 / Article / Tab 4

Clinical Study

A Prospective Comparison of EUS-Guided FNA Using 25-Gauge and 22-Gauge Needles

Table 4

Comparison of EUS-FNA of submucosal tumours with the 22-gauge and 25-gauge needles.


Accuracy80% (16/20)60% (12/20)N.S
Visibility of the needle1.7 0.451.65 0.48N.S
Ease of puncture1.3 0.461.95 0.22
Quantity of the specimens obtained1.7 0.641.3 0.84

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