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Table 5 Comparation of thoracoscopic surgery and thoracotomy surgery [maximum diameter(< 10 cm), Estimated without adhesions from Imaging]

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

 Thoracotomy surgery group
N1 = 18
Thoracoscopic surgery group
N2 = 10
P value
Intraoperative blood loss (ml)110.53 ± 123.1346.67 ± 10.000.06
Postoperative drainage tube removal time (days)2.63 ± 0.892.60 ± 0.700.46
Postoperative hospital stay (days)7.53 ± 2.324.70 ± 1.160.01