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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics, and radiological features and localization of the solitary pulmonary nodules

From: Pre-operative localization of solitary pulmonary nodules with computed tomography-guided hook wire: report of 181 patients

Characteristic Value
Patients 181
Procedure 187
Sex ratio (m/f) 91/90
Mean age (y) 63 (range 28–82)
Mean nodule size (mm) 10.3 (range 4–29)
Nodule size <10 mm 123 (67,9 %)
Mean distance from lesion to pleural surface (mm) 11,6 (range 0–45)
Mean time interval from hook wire insertion to VATS resection (min) 224 (range 54–622)
Aspect of the lesion
 Solid 169 (93 %)
 Ground glass opacity 7 (4 %)
 Cavitary 6 (3 %)
Localization of the hook wire
 RUL 48 (25,5 %)
 RML 18 (9,6 %)
 RLL 36 (19,3 %)
 LUL 49 (26,2 %)
 LLL 35 (18,7 %)
Position of the patient during hook wire placement
 Supine 87 (48 %)
 Prone 83 (46 %)
 Lateral 11 (6 %)