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Table 1 Patients' characteristics of the pleural closure and mesh-cover groups

From: Comparison of postoperative pulmonary function and air leakage between pleural closure vs. mesh-cover for intersegmental plane in segmentectomy

  Pleural closure Mesh-cover
Mean age (y.o.) 70 ± 9 68 ± 11
   Male 29 12
   Female 32 24
Pulmonary function   
   VC (L) 3.0 ± 0.8 3.0 ± 0.8
   %VC (%) 110 ± 14 112 ± 16
   FEV1 (L) 2.1 ± 0.6 2.2 ± 0.6
   FEV1/FVC (%) 73 ± 11 74 ± 8
Location of tumor   
   Right upper lobe 10 9
   Right lower lobe 16 9
   Left upper lobe 25 14
   Left lower lobe 10 4
Number of resected segments   
   One segment 30 26
   Two segments 27 9
   More than 3 segments 4 1
Total number of patients 61 36
  1. VC: vital capacity, FVC: forced vital capacity, FEV1: forced expiratory volume in one second