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Table 1 Demographic features of patients and radiological features of nodules

From: Computed tomography-guided preoperative semi-rigid hook-wire localization of small pulmonary nodules: 74 cases report

Patients 74
Location procedure 81
Sex ratio(men/women) 32/42
Mean age (y) 53.5 range (24–72)
Tumor history none
Location
 Upper lobe 48 (59.3%)
 Middle lobe 4 (4.9%)
 Lower lobe 29 (35.8%)
 Right lung 52(64.2%)
 Left lung 29 (35.8%)
Aspect of the lesion
 Pure GGO 36 (44.4%)
 Part-solid 38 (46.9%)
 Solid 7 (8.7%)
 Number of hook wires used (single/double) 74/7
 Nodule size (mm) (MEAN ± SD) 8 ± 3.46
 Distance from lesion to pleural surface (mm) (MEAN ± SD) 7.6 ± 7.79
 Procedure time of hook wire localization (min) (MEAN ± SD) 10 ± 1.58