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Table 1 The relationship between the material used for covering SP and the clinicopathological characteristics

From: What is an appropriate material to use with a covering technique to prevent the recurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax?

Characteristic Total ROCMa % PGA/ TCb % p-value
All cases 185 8 4.3 177 95.7  
Age (years)       
<28 90 7 7.8 83   
≥28 95 1 1.1 94   0.024
Gender       
Male 159 8 5.0 151   
Female 26 0 0.0 26   0.242
Smoker       
Yes 70 2 2.9 68   
No 115 6 5.2 109   0.444
Lesion site       
Right 94 4 4.3 90   
Left 91 4 4.4 87   0.962
Lesion location       
Top 154 6 3.9 148   
Other than top 31 2 6.5 29   0.523
Comorbidities       
Yes 29 0 0.0 29   
No 156 8 5.1 148   0.213
ISPc       
Yes 51 1 2.0 50   
No 134 7 5.2 127   0.330
CSPd       
Yes 42 3 7.1 39   
No 143 5 3.5 138   0.307
Surgery for ISP       
Yes 17 0 0.0 17   
No 168 8 4.8 160   0.358
Length of operation (min)   76.7 (40–160)   130.4 (35–315)   0.015
  1. aROCM: regenerated oxidized cellulose mesh, bPGA: polyglycolic acid/ TC: TachoComb, cISP: ipsilateral spontaneous pneumothorax, dCSP: contralateral spontaneous pneumothorax.