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Table 3 Surgical procedures and approaches

From: Use of a sealant to prevent prolonged air leaks after lung resection: a prospective randomized study

Surgical procedure Control group n (%)(N = 105)* Sealant group n (%)(N = 111)*
Parenchymal resections 101 (96.2) 108 (97.3)
Lobectomies 76 (72.4) 74 (66.7)
 RUL 29 (27.6) 21 (18.9)
 LUL 10 (9.5) 8 (7.2)
 ML 5 (4.8) 2 (1.8)
 RLL 14 (13.3) 21 (18.9)
 LLL 15 (14.3) 20 (18.0)
 LB 2 (1.9) 2 (1.8)
 UB 1 (1.0) 0 (0.0)
Wedge resections 25 (23.8) 34 (30.6)
Decortications 4 (3.8) 3 (2.7)
  1. *Total exceeds number of patients, as both surgical procedures and approaches are reported.
  2. RUL right upper lobectomy, LUL left upper lobectomy, ML middle lobectomy, RLL right lower lobectomy, LLL left lower lobectomy, LB lower bilobectomy, UB upper bilobectomy.