Table 1

Ranges of sensitivity and specificity for staging, using endoscopic ultrasound, reported in the included articles

Category Sensitivity
range (%)
Specificity
range (%)
Oesophageal carcinoma staging (n=13)71.4–10066.7–100
Gastric carcinoma staging (n=13)67.9–10087.5–100
Gastro-oesophageal carcinoma staging (n=30)41.7–10066.7–100
Lymph node staging of gastro-oesophageal carcinomas (n=20)59.5–97.240.0–100