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Table 3 Surgical procedures and postoperative morbidities

From: Surgical treatment of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis using preventive latissimus dorsi muscle flaps

Variable Total With flap Without flap p
Surgical procedure (Lobectomy/Partial resection) 15/1 6/0 9/1 1.000
Operative time (minutes), mean ± SD 323 ± 118 406 ± 114 273 ± 92 0.023
Blood loss (mL), mean ± SD 725 ± 604 1017 ± 718 550 ± 481 0.140
Complication in hospital 4/12 1/5 3/7 1.000
 Respiratory failure 2/14 1/5 1/9 1.000
 (requiring home oxygen therapy at discharge)
 Prolonged air leak & empyema 2/13 0/6 2/7 0.486
Complication after discharge 3/13 2/4 1/9 0.518
 Pneumonia 1/15 1/5 0/10 0.375
 Late onset air leak + Recurrence 2/14 1/5 1/9 1.000
Hospital staya (days), mean ± SD 22 ± 18 17 ± 7 26 ± 22 0.408
  1. aHospitalization stay length after the surgery