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Table 1 Demographics of the Study Population

From: An evaluation of in-office flexible fiber-optic biopsies for laryngopharyngeal lesions

Characteristic Biopsy Group p-value
Operative Endoscopy In-Office
n = 70 n = 44
Age    0.04
 Mean years [SD] 60.9 [8.2] 64.3 [8.6]  
 Range 37.1–81.3 51.1–86.6  
Gender    ns
 Male 64 36  
 Female 6 8  
Clinical Stage    ns
 In-situ 3 1  
 I 4 4  
 II 2 3  
 III 5 4  
 IVA 53 29  
 IVB 3 3  
Biopsy Site    ns
 Tongue base/vallecula 51 28  
 Larynx 16 12  
 Pharyngeal wall 3 2  
 Other 0 2  
FNA Performed    < 0.001
 Yes 37 4  
 No 33 40  
Treatment    ns
 Surgery alone 8 4  
 RT alone 7 8  
 Surgery and adjuvant RT 4 0  
 CRT 48 30  
 Surgery and adjuvant CRT 1 1  
 Neoadjuvant CRT and surgery 2 1  
  1. RT radiation therapy, CRT chemoradiation therapy, ns non-significant
  2. Bold illustrates a statistically significant result