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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with conversion to 3 ports or thoracotomy during two ports VATS lobectomy

From: The feasibility of a Two-incision video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy

Sex Age Diagnosis Neoadjuvant chemotherapy Cause of conversion Type of surgery Complications
Conversion to three ports (n=2, 3.1%)
Male 69 Metastatic lung cancer Yes Severe pleural adhesion Right lower lobectomy Prolonged air leak
Female 60 Primary lung cancer No Severe pleural adhesion Left upper lobectomy Prolonged air leak
Conversion to thoracotomy (n=5, 6.8%)
Male 71 Primary lung cancer Yes Bleeding at pulmonary arterial branch Right lower lobectomy No
Male 74 Primary lung cancer No Calcified lymph node around pulmonary arterial branch Right lower lobectomy No
Male 71 Primary lung cancer Yes Bleeding at pulmonary arterial branch Right upper lobectomy Atelectasis
Male 59 Primary lung cancer Yes Bleeding at pulmonary arterial branch Left upper lobectomy No
Male 71 Primary lung cancer No Severe pleural adhesion Right lower lobectomy Prolonged air leak