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Table 1 Clinical data and lung function of patients who underwent en-bloc resection and ‘resection in bird cage’

From: Lung cancer with chest wall invasion: retrospective analysis comparing en-bloc resection and ‘resection in bird cage’

  En-bloc resection ‘Resection in bird cage’  
N Value N Value p - value
Age at surgery (years) 20 64 (24–77) 13 61.5 (39–75) 0.62
Gender male 20 13 (65%) 13 10 (76.9%) 0.37
Chest pain 20 15 (75%) 13 5 (38.5%) 0.036
Comorbidities 20 11 (55%) 11 4 (36.4%) 0.32
  Systemic hypertension   6 (30%)   3 (27.3%) 0.66
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease   5 (25%)   3 (27.3%) 0.80
  Diabetes mellitus   3 (15%)   1 (9.10%) 0.72
  Dyslipidemia   2 (10%)   1 (9.10%) 0.81
Lung function 18   11   
  FEV1 > 1.5 L   16 (88.9%)   10 (99.9%) 0.76
  FEV1 (% predicted)   66.5 (54–78.3)   72 (57–85) 0.51
  FVC (% predicted)   81 (67–88)   85 (70–92.5) 0.67
  FEV1/FVC (%)   73 (58–84)   74 (60–87) 0.72
  Tumor >3 cm 19 19 (100%) 9 7 (77.8) 0.58
Bone scintigraphy uptake in costal arch 8 4 (50%) 8 1 (12.5%) 0.21
  1. Results expressed as median (minimum and maximum values) or number (percentage). N = Represents the total number of cases in which the finding was evaluated retrospectively. FEV 1 Forced expiratory volume in 1 second, FVC Forced vital capacity.