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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 121)

From: FDG-PET parameters predicting mediastinal malignancy in lung cancer

Sociodemographic data  
 Age (years), mean (SD) 65.7 (9.2)
 Gender (female), n (%) 17 (14.0)
Tumor characteristics  
 Pathology, n (%)  
  Squamous-cell carcinoma 46 (38.0)
  Adenocarcinoma 64 (52.9)
  Large cell carcinoma 4 (3.3)
  Non-specified non-small cell lung cancer 7 (5.8)
Tumor size, n (%):  
  ≤ 3 cm 46 (38.0)
  > 3 cm and ≤7 cm 57 (47.1)
  > 7 cm 18 (14.9)
F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose Positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)  
 SUVmax tumor, mean (SD) 12.3 (6.3)
 Single hypermetabolic image in the mediastinum, n (%) 50 (41.3)
 Multiple hypermetabolic images in the mediastinum, n (%) 44 (36.4)
 SUVmax mediastinum, median (IQR) 3.9 (2.4-7.0)
Staging of the mediastinum  
 Malignancy extended to mediastinal lymph nodes 65 (53.8)
Technique diagnosing mediastinal malignancy  
 EBUS-NA 53 (43.8)
 EUS-NA or mediastinoscopy 6 (5.0)
 Surgical lymphadenectomy 6 (5.0)