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Table 3 Outcome variables 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
Disease-free interval (months) 14 28.5 (0.5–175) 10 23 (1–186) 0.61
Local recurrence 15 1 (6.7%) 12 1 (8.3%) 0.94
Detection of metastases 14 6 (42.9%) 11 7 (63.6%) 0.26
Metastasis-free time after surgery (months) 6 12 (2–55) 5 7 (1–12) 0.075
Deaths 16 9 (56.3%) 12 5 (41.7%) 0.35
Deaths related to metastatic disease 13 6 (46.2%) 8 4 (50%) 0.60
Duration in which deaths occurred after surgery (months) 8 14 (0.5–64) 3 9 (2–98) 0.91
Overall survival (months) 15 30 (0.5–175) 12 26 (2–186) 0.71
  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.