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Table 3 Diagnoses established by thoracoscopy in patients with MPE (n = 342)

From: Diagnostic value of medical thoracoscopy in malignant pleural effusion

Diagnoses n (%)
Non-small cell lung cancer 221 (64.6)
 Adenocarcinoma 215 (97.3)
 Squamous cell carcinoma 6 (2.7)
Small cell lung cancer 11 (3.2)
Other metastatic carcinoma 40 (11.7)
Malignant mesothelioma 35 (10.2)
 Epithelioid  
 Sarcomatoid  
 Biphasic  
 Undifferentiated  
Lymphoma 10 (2.9)
Undetermined 25 (7.3)