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Table 3 Risk factors for the BPF

From: Completion pneumonectomy for lung cancer treatment: early and long term outcomes

Risk factors BPF P value
  Yes No  
CP in the right side 7 54 ns
CP in the left side 1 30  
Hand sutured 2 59 0.016
With mechanical stapler 6 25  
Bronchial stump reinforcement 5 75 ns
Without reinforcement 3 9  
Diabetes 2 8 ns
Without Diabets 6 76  
Recurrence at the bronchial stump 1 24 ns
Not recurrence at the bronchial stump 7 60  
Preoperative radiation or chemotherapy 6 77 ns
Without preoperative radiation or chemotherpy 2 7