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Table 2 Postoperative complications for the two procedure groups, following 280 total pulmonary metastasectomies

From: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) as a safe alternative for the resection of pulmonary metastases: a retrospective cohort study

  OPEN (n = 228) VATS (n = 52)
Arrhythmia* 10 (4.4) 1 (1.9)
Pleural effusion 6 (2.6) 1 (1.9)
Transfusion 6 (2.6) -
Prolonged air leak 5 (2.2) 1 (1.9)
Pneumothorax 4 (1.8) -
Temporary vocal cord paralysis 3 (1.3) 1 (1.9)
Wound infection 3 (1.3) -
Hydrothorax 2 (0.9) 3 (5.8)
Empyema 2 (0.9) -
Post-obstructive pneumonia 2 (0.9) -
  1. *All characteristics are expressed as no. (%)