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Table 4 Comparation of thoracoscopic surgery and thoracotomy surgery [maximum diameter(< 10 cm), estimated adhesions from preoperative imaging]

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

 thoracotomy surgery group
N1 = 32
thoracoscopic surgery group
N2 = 8
P value
Intraoperative blood loss (ml)169.17 ± 208.8238.75 ± 15.530.04
Postoperative drainage tube removal time (days)3.17 ± 1.212.63 ± 0.740.37
Postoperative hospital stay (days)9.43 ± 6.545.50 ± 0.930.04