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Table 3 Characteristics of patients with multiple GGNs

From: Comparative postoperative outcomes of GGN-dominant vs single lesion lung adenocarcinomas

 Multiple (N = 34)
Pure GGNPart SolidSolid
Patients, n5209
Dominant Tumor Size (mm)8.6 ± 4.621.7 ± 11.636.8 ± 11.2
Nondominant GGN
 Largest GGN size (mm)8.1 ± 1.88.2 ± 5.217.5 ± 11.7
 Number, n (range per patient)8 (1–2)38 (1–7)17 (1–5)
Location per GGN
 Ipsilateral lung  
  Same lobe, n2 (25)7 (18)6 (35)
  Different lobe, n2 (25)12 (32)2 (12)
 Contralateral lung, n4 (50)19 (50)9 (53)
Unresected GGN, n52211
 Patients, n3147
 Patients with unresected GGN that grew, n073
 Patients with intervention for unresected GGN, n020
  Stereotactic radiotherapy, n010
  Surgical resection, n010
 C/T ratio   
  = 0, n5 (100)19 (86)11 (100)
 0 < C/T ratio < 0.5, n03 (14)0
  1. Values are the mean ± standard deviation, number, number (percentage) or number (range per patient)
  2. GGNs ground glass nodules