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Table 2 Intra-operative and post-operative characteristics of non-small cell lung cancer patients with intratumoral lung abscesses (n = 11)

From: Surgical and survival outcomes of lung cancer patients with intratumoral lung abscesses

No. Tumor location Tumor size (mm) Abscess size (mm) Stage Histology Surgery (procedure) CR OT (mins) Bleeding (mL) Post-operative mobiditya Survival (months) Cause of death
1 LUL 75 68 IIIA ADC L (O) 322 210 Recurrent LNP (G3) 114.5 (A)
2 RUL 55 54 IV ADC L (O) 415 3134 SVA (G2) 27.7 (D) LC
3 RUL 90 80 IV SqCC L (O) 456 2196 1.3 (D) LC
4 LLL 51 50 IIA ADC L (O) MP 349 1327 57.3 (A)
5 RLL 35 34 IIA SqCC L (O) 274 644 CI (G2) 16.1 (D) LC
6 RLL 36 35 IIA SCC L (O) 222 170 35.7 (A)
7 RUL 31 25 IIB ADC L (V) PP 235 75 16.4 (A)
8 LUL 60 55 IIA SqCC L (O) CW 323 63 SCA (G2) 11.1 (A)
9 RUL 55 92b IV SqCC P (O) PP 347 1930 SVA (G2) 8.57 (A)
10 RLL 107 96 IIB LCNEC L (O) 346 1369 Hypoxemia (G2) 11.4 (D) LC
11 RLL 75 74 IIIA ADC B (O) 421 1450 BPF (G4) 9.2 (D) Pneumonia
  1. aCommon Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4.0
  2. bSize of abscess and necrosis of whole lung lobe
  3. Abbreviations: A alive, ADC adenocarcinoma, B bilobectomy, BPF bronchopleural fistula, CI cerebral infarction, CR combined resection, CW chest wall, D deceased, G grade, L lobectomy, LC lung cancer, LCNEC large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, LLL left lower lobe, LNP laryngeal nerve paresis, LUL left upper lobe, MP mediastinal pleura, No., number O open thoracotomy, OT, operative time, P pneumonectomy, PP parietal pleura, RLL right lower lobe, RUL right upper lobe, SCA subcutaneous abscess, SCC spindle cell carcinoma, SqCC squamous cell carcinoma, SVA supraventricular arrhythmia, V video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery