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Table 2 Final diagnoses and diagnostic yields according to sample category

From: Radial endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath for diagnosis of peripheral cavitary lung lesions: a retrospective study

Final diagnosis All (n = 50) Diagnosed by EBUS-GS, n (%) Diagnosed by cytologic sample, n (%) Diagnosed by histologic sample, n (%) Diagnosed by microbiologic sample, n (%)
Lung cancer 27 21 (77.8) 17 (63.0) 20 (74.1) 0 (0)
 Adenocarcinoma 10 7 (70) 6 (60) 7 (70) 0 (0)
 Squamous cell carcinoma 15 14 (93.3) 11 (73.3) 13 (86.7) 0 (0)
 Clinically diagnosed 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Benign 23 19 (82.6) 0 (0) 16 (69.6) 11 (47.8)
 TB 3 3 (100) 0 (0) 3 (100) 3 (100)
 NTM 12 9 (75) 0 (0) 6 (50) 8 (66.7)
 Lung abscess 4 4 (100) 0 (0) 4 (100) 0 (0)
 Aspergillosis 1 1 (100) 0 (0) 1 (100) 0 (0)
 Rheumatoid nodule 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Inflammation 2 2 (100) 0 (0) 2 (100) 0 (0)
  1. Abbreviations: EBUS-GS endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath, NTM nontuberculous mycobacteria, TB Mycobacterium tuberculosis