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Table 2 The relationship between recurence and the intraoperative factors

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

Characteristic Total Reca % Non-rec % p-value
  185 23 12.4 162 87.6  
Approach       
VATS 170 21 12.4 149   
Thoracotomy 15 2 13.3 13   0.912
Buttress stapling       
Yes 24 4 16.7 20   
No 161 19 11.8 142   0.500
Covering       
ROCM 8 0 0.0 8   
PGA/ TC 177 23 13.0 154   0.276
Surgeon       
Consultant 88 13 14.7 75   
Trainee 97 10 10.3 87   0.358
Length of operation (min)   133.4 (40–280)   127.3 (35–315)   0.661
  1. apostoperative recurrence.