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Table 1 Patients characteristics (n = 34)

From: Simple intrapleural hyperthermia at thoracoscopic exploration to treat malignant pleural effusion

Characteristic Value
Age, years (mean ± SD) 54.2 ± 12.7
Gender, n (%)  
 Male 11 (32.4 %)
 Female 23 (67.6 %)
Primary malignancy, n (%)  
 Lung 10 (29.4 %)
 Breast 11 (32.4 %)
 Ovarian 6 (17.6 %)
 Other 7 (20.6 %)
Laterality, n (%)  
 Right 16 (47.1 %)
 Left 10 (29.4 %)
 Bilateral 8 (23.5 %)
Histologic confirmation, n (%)  
 Confirmed MPE 24 (70.6 %)
 Unconfirmed MPE 10 (29.4 %)
Preoperative pleural drainage, n (%) 30 (88.2 %)
  1. SD = standard deviation
  2. MPE = Malignant pleural effusion