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Table 3 Comparation of thoracoscopic surgery and thoracotomy surgery in total

From: Surgical treatment of benign mediastinal teratoma: summary of experience of 108 cases

 All patients
N = 102
thoracotomy surgery group
N1 = 80
thoracoscopic surgery group
N2 = 22
P value
Tumorous types Solid or solid-cystic66(64.7%)56(70.0%)10(45.5%)0.09
Maximum diameter (cm)8.29 ± 4.228.76 ± 4.266.57 ± 3.630.03
Maximum diameter < 10 cm68(66.7%)50(62.5%)18(81.8%)0.08
Estimated adhesions from preoperative imaging72(70.6%)62(77.5%)8(36.4%)0.02
Intraoperative blood loss (ml)222.21 ± 442.86265.31 ± 489.3165.45 ± 98.790.02
Postoperative drainage tube removal time (days)3.07 ± 1.243.19 ± 1.332.64 ± 0.660.03
Postoperative hospital stay (days)8.32 ± 4.749.04 ± 4.935.73 ± 2.750.03