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Table 3 Visual analog scale (VAS) score and patient satisfactory scale 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
Visual analog scale (VAS) score    
Preoperation    
   24 hours 4.50 ± 0.70 4.95 ± 0.39 0.032*
   48 hours 4.20 ± 0.78 4.25 ± 0.58 0.088
   72 hours 3.30 ± 0.48 3.55 ± 0.60 0.265
Patient satisfactory scale    
   24 hours 1.90 ± 0.74 2.55 ± 0.82 0.045*
   48 hours 2.40 ± 0.52 2.90 ± 0.64 0.041*
   72 hours 2.30 ± 0.94 2.45 ± 0.82 0.659
  1. Values are medians ± standard deviation for variables. P-values from Mann-Whitney U test.