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Table 3 Comparison of EUS findings in patients whose tumors invaded the m-ss

From: A simple method for diagnosing gallbladder malignant tumors with subserosa invasion by endoscopic ultrasonography

  Shallow group (N = 15) Deep group (only the ss) (N = 19) P value
EUS findings
 Form, protruded/wide 8/7 3/16 0.03
 Irregular (thickened or narrow) LHEL 2 (13.3) 18 (94.7) <  0.01
  Thickened LHEL 0 (0) 8 (42.1) <  0.01
  Narrow LHEL 2 (13.3) 15 (78.9) <  0.01
  1. Values are shown as n (%) or n
  2. m Mucosa, ss Subserosa, EUS Endoscopic ultrasonography, LHEL Lateral hyperechoic layer