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Table 4 Energy devices safety and impact on postoperative course in the matched cohort of 56 patients

From: Energy devices safety and impact on video-assisted thoracoscopic lung lobectomy postoperative course: monopolar electrocautery versus ultrasonic dissector

Outcomes measures Group A
(n = 28)
Group B
(n = 28)
p-value
Intraoperative device related accident, n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.00
Surgery duration, median (IQR) minutes 199 (179–242) 214 (187–241) 0.73
Postoperative hemothorax, n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.00
Postoperative chylothorax, n (%) 1 (3) 0 (0) 1.00
Pleural effusion volume during the first 48 postoperative hours, median (IQR) ml 308 (170–501) 350 (268–485) 0.45
Chest tube duration, median (IQR) days 4 (3–7) 5 (3–8) 0.46
Postoperative length of stay, median (IQR) days 7 (6–9) 8 (6–10) 0.77
  1. IQR interquartile range