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Table 4 Comparison of perioperative and postoperative results between pathological subtypes and surgical techniques

From: Surgery in congenital lung malformations: the evolution from thoracotomy to VATS, 10-year experience in a single center

Pathological subtypes Postoperative length of hospital stays, day, median
(p = 0.843)
Drainage duration, day, median
(p = 0.459)
Perioperative complication, n (%) (p = 0.022)
Bronchogenic cyst (n = 71) 5.59 5.07 5 (7.2)
Sequestration (n = 15) 6.00 5.54 5 (38.5)
Others (n = 8) (Enteric duplication cyst, bronchial atresia, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation) 6.30 5.40 2 (20)
Operation type Postoperative length of hospital stays, day, median(p = 0.706) Drainage duration, day, median(p = 0.717) Perioperative complication, n (%) (p = 0.343)
VATS 6.04 5.38 5(19.2)
Thoracotomy 5.74 5.12 7(12.3)
Postoperative period (day) Pain score in VATS group (mean ± SD) Pain score in Thoracotomy group (mean ± SD) P value
1 3.23 ± 0.84 3.86 ± 0.92 0.045
2 2.47 ± 0.80 3.15 ± 1.15 0.025
3 2.45 ± 0.85 3.25 ± 1.25 0.025