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Table 3 Reasons for additional incision

From: Clinical application of single incision thoracoscopic surgery: early experience of 264 cases

Reason Empyema ILD/SPN PSP SSP Mediastinal tumor Mediastinal LN enlargement Total (n = 27)
Pleural adhesion 5 4 3 1 1 NA 14
Location of lesion 1 1 5 3 NA 1 11
Bleeding NA NA NA NA NA 1 1
Difficult one lung ventilation NA 1 NA NA NA NA 1
  1. ILD, Interstitial Lung Disease; SPN, Solitary Pulmonary Nodule; PSP, Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax; SSP, Secondary Spontaneous Pneumothorax; LN, Lymph Node; NA, Not Applicable.