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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Radiotherapy in the treatment of postoperative chylothorax

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4 Patient 5 Patient 6 Patient 7
Age 74 70 57 59 47 38 62
Sex Male Male Female Male Male Female Male
Karnofsky-Index <70% Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Histology NSCLC Stage IA NSCLC Stage II A NSCLC Stage III A Pseudotumor Metastasis Thymoma Metastasis
Neoadjuvant Therapy No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Localisation Right upper lobe Left lower lobe Left lower lobe Left lower lobe Right midle, lower lobe Mediastinum Right upper lobe
Primary Operation Lobectomy Lobectomy Lobectomy Lobectomy Wedge- resection Thymectomy Wedge- resection
Lympadenectomy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Diagnosis, postoperative day 14th 6th 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd
Cholesterol level mg/dl of drainage fluid at Diagnosis° 35 42 45 48 190 65 37
Triglyceride level of drainage fluid mg/dl at Diagnosis° 121 491 371 123 186 1185 224
  1. ° Cholesterol level normaly: < 65 mg/dl, Triglyceride level normaly: < 110 mg/dl.