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Table 3 Visual analog scale scores and patient satisfaction scores for SITS and 3P- VATS patients

From: Pain following thoracoscopic surgery: retrospective analysis between single-incision and three-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

  SITS (n=19) 3P-VATS (p=18) p-value
Visual analog scale (VAS) score    
POD 0 4.95±0.38 6.44±0.39 0.012
POD 1 2.74±0.34 3.78±0.35 0.39
POD 3 1.32±0.20 1.94±0.21 0.37
POD 7 0.42±0.18 0.83±0.18 0.116
POD 14 0.26±0.11 0.39± 0.428
Satisfaction scores 8.95±0.24 8.33±0.24 0.078
Analgesic doses* 0.89±0.24 1.44±0.94 0.119
  1. *The number of diclofenac suppository taken from postoperative day 0 to discharge was compared between two groups. SITS Single incinsionthoracoscopic surgery, 3P-VATS 3-port video assisted thoracoscopic surgery.