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Table 3 Characteristics of pneumothorax and radiologic findings

From: Tension pneumothorax, is it a really life-threatening condition?

Variable With tension Without tension P value
Pneumothorax Pneumothorax
(n = 60) (n = 310)
Total events 1.48 ± 0.93 1.46 ± 0.88 0.881
Ipsilateral recurrence 1.30 ± 0.53 1.27 ± 0.60 0.757
Site (right : left) 26:34 162:148 0.206
Reexpansion pulmonary 22 (36.7%) 25 (11.3%) <0.001
Edema    
Fibrotic adhesion 34 (56.7%) 84 (27.3%) <0.001
Size of pneumothorax (%) 52.6 ± 17.4 29.0 ± 18.1 <0.001
Size of bullae (mm) 23.8 ± 16.2 16.1 ± 19.1 0.007