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Table 3 Comparison of patients

From: Dissection of lung parenchyma using electrocautery is a safe and acceptable method for anatomical sublobar resection

  Electrocautery Electrocautery and stapler p value
Number of patients whose FEV1% < 70 % 8 10 0.495
Duration of surgery (min) 282 ± 71 290 ± 64 0.695
Duration of chest tube drainage (days) 3.2 ± 3.0 3.1 ± 4.0 0.957
Duration of hospital stay after surgery (days) 11.0 ± 4.6 10.0 ± 4.7 0.450
Number of patients with prolonged air leak more than 7 days 3 1 0.025
Number of patients with pneumothorax after chest tube removal 1 3 0.240
Intraoperative bleeding (ml) 203 ± 214 151 ± 116 0.305
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