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Table 4 Treatment outcome comparison between two groups

From: Sublobectomy is a safe alternative for localized cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis

Variable (months) Lobectomy (n = 129) Sublobectomy (n = 74) P value
Cure rate 97.6% 100% 0.18
Relapse rate 2.4% 0% 0.18
Long term surgery complication 0 0
Postoperative Culture positive in sputum, N 3 0 0.19
Postoperative medication duration 7.7 ± 3.8 6.5 ± 2.9 0.14
Medication duration 13.5 ± 10.2 9.4 ± 9.4 0.06
Follow-up 12.9 ± 11.7 14.1 ± 14.1 0.49