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Table 1 Patients' characteristics

From: Blood stasis may cause thrombosis in the left superior pulmonary vein stump after left upper lobectomy

  Left upper lobectomy (n = 7) Left lower lobectomy (n = 4) Right upper lobectomy (n = 7) Right lower lobectomy (n = 6)
Age, years, median value (range) 69 (58-77) 78.5 (58-80) 66 (54-82) 74 (64-78)
Sex, n     
Male/Female 3/4 4/0 6/1 6/0
BMI, kg/m2, median value (range) 25.5 (19.2-27.5) 23.6 (22.4-34.1) 22.9 (17.9-32.1) 21.6 (19.2-26.2)
Brinkmann index, median value (range) 225 (0-980) 340.5 (0-870) 600 (0-2820) 660 (0-2500)
Co-existing disease, n (%)     
Ischemic heart disease 0 (0) 2 (50) 0 (0) 1 (17)
Cerebral infarction 1 (14) 1 (25) 1 (14) 1 (17)
Malignant tumor 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (43) 3 (50)
Hypertension 4 (57) 3 (75) 3 (43) 4 (67)
Diabetes mellitus 2 (29) 0 (0) 1 (14) 2 (33)
Atrial fibrillation 1 (14) 2 (50) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Medication, n (%)     
Antithrombotic drug 2 (29) 3 (75) 2 (29) 4 (67)
Steroids 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (14) 1 (17)
CEA, ng/mL, median value (range) 3.3 (1.1-21.6) 3.1 (1.8-8.3) 4.3 (2.1-14.5) 4.6 (3.7-22.5)
Diagnosis, n     
Primary cancer/Metastatic tumor/Benign 6/0/1 4/0/0 5/1/1 6/0/0
Tumor size, cm, median value (range) 25 (12-37) 29 (18-60) 26 (15-30) 29 (11-60)
Operative approach, n     
VATS/Open thoracotomy 5/1 3/1 7/0 5/1
Operative time, minutes, median value (range) 216 (146-321) 252 (200-260) 229 (208-280) 221 (185-277)
Bleeding, mL, median value (range) 60 (20-200) 85 (0-150) 70 (0-145) 108 (40-220)
Postoperative day to remove chest tube, median value (range) 3 (2-12) 3 (2-7) 4 (2-11) 4.5 (2-6)
Postoperative complications, n (%)     
Pulmonary fistula 1 (14) 0 (0) 2 (29) 1 (17)
Empyema 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (14) 1 (17)
Atrial fibrillation 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. CEA: Carcinoembryonic antigen, VATS: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.