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Table 1 Clinical and pathologic details of patients and specimens

From: Cytology cell blocks from malignant pleural effusion are good candidates for PD-L1 detection in advanced NSCLC compared with matched histology samples

Characteristic No. Adequate (%)
Specimens 248 225 (90.7)
MPE cell blocks 124 114 (91.9)
Histology specimens 124 111 (89.5)
 Site
  Lung 75  
  Regional/distant lymph nodes 29  
  Thorax/mediastinum 16  
  Bone 2  
  Subaxillary/abdominal mass 2  
 Type
  Surgical resection 11 11 (100)
  EBUS-TBNA 8 8 (100)
  Biopsy 105 92 (87.6)
   Endobronchial forceps biopsy 38 30 (78.9)
   CTG-CN 31 30 (96.8)
   Other histologic biopsy 36 32 (88.9)
Patients 124  
Age (median) (y) 29–85 (61)  
Sex
 Male 80  
 Female 44  
Diagnosis
 Adenocarcinoma 108  
 Squamous cell 11  
 NSCLC, NOS 5  
  1. Abbreviations: MPE malignant pleural effusion, CTG-CN computed tomography-guided core needle biopsy, EBUS-TBNA endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy, NSCLC, NOS non-small cell lung carcinoma, not otherwise specified