Table 3

Cytological diagnoses by fine needle aspiration

Fine needle aspiratesNo. patients
Primary lung cancers82 (75.9%)
    Small cell carcinoma5 (6.1%)
    Adenocarcinoma61 (74.4%)
    Squamous cell carcinoma15 (18.3%)
    Large cell carcinoma1 (1.2%)
Metastases8 (7.4%)
Non-malignant18 (1.7%)
Total108