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Table 2 Peri-operative surgical outcome between two study groups

From: The use of Transcollation Technology for Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery lobectomy

Variables TT Group (n = 24) TE Group (n = 29) p
Operative time (minutes) 75.2 ± 25.8 98.1 ± 33.3 0.023
Blood transfusion 1 (4.2%) 3 (10.3%) 0.40
Daily Chest drainage output (mL)
 • POD 1 200 ± 38 300 ± 55 0.02
 • POD 2 250 ± 43 350 ± 69 0.01
 • POD 3 200 ± 27 380 ± 71 0.008
Length of Chest drainage stay (days) 4.7 ± 0.8 6.8 ± 1.1 0.013
Length of hospital stay (days) 5.3 ± 1.9 7.8 ± 1.1 0.007
Air leaks ≥5 days 1 (4.2%) 3 (10.3%) 0.4