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Table 2 Perioperative clinical results of patients

From: The concept of broad exposure facilitates uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic mediastinal lymph nodes dissection

Variables Total
N = 204
Surgical resection of lung cancer
 Lobectomy 193
 Bilobectomy 8
 Pneumonectomy 3
Operative time (min) 102(76–285)
Blood loss (mL) 50(20–900)
Number of dissected lymph node stations 8(6–9)
Number of dissected lymph nodes 15(12–19)
Number of dissected MLNs stations 5(3–6)
Number of dissected MLNs 11(10–15)
Postoperative drainage duration (d) 2(1–6)
Postoperative hospital duration(d) 5(4–10)
Postoperative complications
 Lung infection 9(4.4%)
 Atelectasis 6(2.9%)
 Chylothorax 1(0.5%)
 Arrhythmia 2(1%)
 Voice hoarse 1(0.5%)
 Others 2(1%)
Pathologic types
 Squamous cell carcinomas 64(31.4%)
 Adenocarcinoma 121(59.3%)
 Others 19(9.3%)
Pathological N staging of lung cancer
 N0 173(84.8%)
 N1 12(5.9%)
 N2a 15(7.3%)
 N2b 4(2.0%)
Up-staging of N staging
 cN0 to pN1 3(1.5%)
 cN1 to pN2a 7(3.4%)
 cN2a to pN2b 4(2.0%)