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Table 2 Baseline pancreatic mass characteristics and the detail of the EUS-TA procedure between the two groups

From: Diagnostic performance of endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue acquisition by EUS-FNA versus EUS-FNB for solid pancreatic mass without ROSE: a retrospective study

Variables EUS-FNA (n = 77) EUS-FNB (n = 74) p-value
Mass location (pancreas), n (%)    0.166
 Head 50 (64.9) 35 (47.3)  
 Uncinate process 6 (7.8) 9 (12.2)  
 Body 16 (20.8) 23 (31.1)  
 Tail 4 (5.2) 4 (5.4)  
 > 1 location 1 (1.3) 3 (4)  
Procedure technique, n (%)    0.728
 Transgastric approach 25 (32.5) 27 (36.5)  
 Transduodenal approach 52 (67.5) 47 (63.5)  
EUS-TA technique, n(%)
 Suction 5 (6.5) 4 (5.4) 1
 Stylet slow-pull 15 (19.5) 64 (86.5) < 0.01
 Both suction and stylet slow-pull 57 (74) 6 (8.1) < 0.01
Procedure time, minutesa 41.3 ± 9.2 34.7 ± 9.6 < 0.001
Number of needle passes, na 3.7 ± 0.6 2.8 ± 0.6 < 0.001
Number of needle strokes/pass, na 18.9 ± 1.9 19.5 ± 2.5 0.079
  1. a Data are expressed as mean ± SD