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Table 1 Perioperative data in 56 patients

From: Efficacy of an absorbable polyglycolic acid patch in surgery for pneumothorax due to silicosis

  PGA group
(n = 24)
Control group
(n = 32)
Age (years) 52.8 ± 10.4 56.6 ± 9.5
Male gender 24 32
Stage II (silicosis) 11 10
Stage III (silicosis) 13 22
Thoracotomy   
   PGA buttress 12 0
   Suture directly 0 32
   PGA and fibrin glue 2 0
Thoracoscopic surgery   
   Linear cutter buttressed with a sleeve-shaped PGA 8 0
   PGA and fibrin glue 2 0
  1. PGA: polyglycolic acid