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Table 2 Characteristics of the mediastinal and hilar adenopathies.

From: Validity and reliability of transbronchial needle aspiration for diagnosing mediastinal adenopathies

Pathology Lymph nodes examined Lymph nodes per patient# Passes# Lymph node size, mm#
Non-small cell lung carcinoma 314 1.0 (1-2) 2.0 (1-5) 19.0 (10-85)
Small cell lung carcinoma 78 1.0 (1-2) 2.0 (1-6) 28.5 (10-79)
Extrapulmonary carcinoma 55 1.0 (1-3) 2.0 (1-6) 21.0 (10-42)
Sarcoidosis 82 1.0 (1-3) 3.0 (1-4) 20.0 (10-45)
Tuberculosis 27 1.0 (1-2) 3.0 (2-4) 20.0 (10-39)
Lymphoma 20 1.0 (1-2) 3.0 (2-5) 23.0 (10-41)
Anthracotic and reactive 109 1.0 (1-3) 3.0 (1-6) 15.0 (10-59)
Total 685 1.0 (1-3) 2.0 (1-6) 20.0 (10-85)
  1. #Data are presented as median (range).