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Table 4 Postoperative outcomes

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

Variable Control group (N = 105) Sealant group (N = 111) p-value
Mean air flow ≥20 ml/min (n,%) 19 (18.1) 12 (10.8) 0.0002
Prolonged air leak (≥5 days) (n,%) 12 (11.4) 3 (2.7) 0.0013*
Mean length of hospital stay (days) 8.4 4.3 0.0001
  1. * Fisher’s exact test.