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Table 2 Surgical outcomes

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

  n (%)
Postoperative complications  
 Respiratory events 0 (0 %)
 Fever 0 (0 %)
Operative mortality 1 (3 %)
Response rates  
 Complete (CR) 19 (55.9 %)
 Partial (PR) 9 (26.5 %)
 None (NR) 6 (17.6 %)
Combined (CR + PR) 28 (82.4 %)
Recurrence rate 7 (20.6 %)
 3-month recurrence-free survival 86.9 %
 4-month recurrence-free survival 82.9 %
 7-month recurrence-free survival 73.7 %
  1. CR = complete response
  2. PR = partial response
  3. NR = no response