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Table 3 Complications

From: Sleeve lobectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery versus thoracotomy for non-small cell lung cancer

Complication Thoracotomy VATS p Value
Prolonged air leak 2 0  
Atrial fibrillation 1 1  
Atelectasis 2 0  
Pneumonia 3 0  
Chylothorax 1 0  
Bronchopleral fistulaa 0 0  
Pulmonary embolus 1 0  
Total 10 (24.4 %) 1 (10.0 %) 0.57
  1. aOne patient in the thoracotomy group experienced bronchopleural fistula on the 46th postoperative day