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Table 1 Respiratory parameters measured using OEP during quiet breathing before and 5 months after right chest wall resection

From: Surgery corrects asynchrony of ribcage secondary to extra-thoracic tumor but leads to expiratory dysfunction during exercise

  Preoperatively 5 months post op  
  Value (L) Value (L) P
Overall Tidal volume 0.45 +/− 0.07 0.52 +/− 0.03 0.002
Tidal Volume of upper rib cage 0.15 +/ 0.03 0.14 +/− 0.02 0.31
Tidal volume of lower rib cage 0.04 +/− 0.01 0.08 +/− 0.01 0.0001
Tidal volume of abdomen 0.26 +/− 0.05 0.3 +/− 0.02 0.01
Tidal volume of right lower rib cage (operated side) 0.03 +/− 0.01 0.04 +/− 0.01 0.0001
Tidal volume of left lower rib cage (non-operated side) 0.02 +/− 0.01 0.04 +/− 0.01 0.0001
Tidal volume of right chest (operated side) 0.22 +/− 0.04 0.25 +/− 0.02 0.005
Tidal volume of left chest (non-operated side) 0.23 +/− 0.04 0.27 +/− 0.02 0.0008