Table 3

 Characteristics of patients with eventual diagnosis of NSCLC or SCLC

Cell typeCT stageNo of patientsEnlarged nodes at US?FNAC result
NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer; SCLC, small cell lung cancer; US, ultrasound; FNAC, fine needle aspiration cytology; s = satisfactory sample; u = unsatisfactory sample.
NSCLCIIIA1810864 (2s, 2u)
IIIB26141211(1 ?cell type)3 (2s, 1u)
IV33211218 (1 ?cell type)3 (1s, 1u, 1 not sampled)
SCLCLimited7616 (1 ?cell type)0