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Table 2 Post-operative outcomes

From: The "cut-in patch-out" technique for Pancoast tumor resections results in postoperative pain reduction: a case control study

Outcome Cut-in patch out (n = 25) Thoracotomy (n = 16) pvalue
Length of stay in days (SD) 13.1 (±7.42) 12.6 (±6.11) 0.82
Mean days on IV narcotics (SD) 6.2 (±3.75) 6.0 (±3.39) 0.86
Morbidity 7 (28.0%) 4 (25.0%) 0.83
Wound Infection 1 (4.0%) 1 (6.3%) 0.74
Pneumonia 4 (16.0%) 3 (18.8%) 0.82
Reintubation 5 (24.0%) 5 (31.3%) 0.65
Tracheostomy 3 (12.0%) 4 (25.0%) 0.51
Pulmonary Embolism 2 (8.0%) 1 (6.3%) 0.83
Bronchopleural Fistula 1 (4.0%) 1 (6.3%) 0.74
Mortality    
30-day mortality 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1.00
90-day mortality 1 (4.0%) 1 (6.3%) 0.97
Mean days on oral narcotics (SD) 80.6 (±62.4) 158.2 (±119.2) <0.01
Alive at 5 years (%) 12 (48.0%) 2 (12.5%) 0.04
Recurrence at 5 years (%) 6 (24.0%) 10 (62.5%) 0.02
Site of Recurrence    
Local (%) 2 (8.0%) 3 (18.8%) 0.36
Distant (%) 4 (16.0%) 7 (43.8%) 0.07
  1. Categorical data presented as a number (%) while continuous data presented as mean ± standard deviation unless otherwise stated. p-values represent with either independent sample t-test or chi-squared as dictated by data type.