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Table 1 Comparison between operative methods in patients with mediastinal mature teratomas

From: Thoracoscopic surgery approach to mediastinal mature teratomas: a single-center experience

 Total (n = 28)CTS (n = 21)VATS (n = 7)p-value (CTS vs VATS)
Age (yr)41.2 ± 13.840.9 ± 14.742.1 ± 11.70.836
Gender (%)
 Male5057.128.60.190
 Female5042.971.4 
Symptom (%)   0.801
 Yes7576.271.4 
 No2523.828.6 
Tumor size (cm)
 Size 144.144.953.20.212
 Size 253.252.159.70.265
Adhesions (%)   <  0.001
 Yes28.64.8085.7 
 No71.495.214.3 
Operative time (min)134.6 ± 24.5131.6 ± 22.8143.6 ± 29.10.270
Chest tube stay (d)2.5 ± 0.52.3 ± 0.52.9 ± 0.40.011
Postoperative hospital stays (d)3.5 ± 0.63.4 ± 0.63.9 ± 0.40.024
Conversion to mini-thoracotomy (%)10.74.828.60.078