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Table 2 Surgical characteristics of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) patients in single incision thoracoscopic surgery (SITS) and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

From: Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax

  SITS Group (n = 10 VATS Group (n = 20) P-value
Surgical indications    
   Ipsilateral recurrence 7 (70%) 16 (80%)  
   Persistent air leaks 2 (20%) 1 (5%)  
   Contralateral recurrence 1 (10%) 3 (15%) 0.425
   Hemopneumothorax 0 (0%) 0 (0%)  
   Other 0 (0%) 0 (0%)  
Presence of bleb    
   Yes 9 (90%) 19 (95%) 0.605
   No 1 (10%) 1 (5%)  
Operation time (min) 80.50 ± 20.74 85.50 ± 21.87 0.553
Length of stay (days) 7.80 ± 2.74 7.90 ± 2.22 0.915
Post operation hospital stay (days) 4.40 ± 0.96 4.85 ± 1.46 0.387
Blood loss (mL) minimal minimal  
Post operative drainage (days) 3.00 ± 0.94 3.55 ± 1.50 0.301
  1. Values are medians ± standard deviation for continuous variables or # cases (%) for categorical variables. P-values from Mann-Whitney U test (continuous variables), Chi-square test (categorical variables) or the Fisher's exact test.