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Table 2 Peri- and postoperative data of the study population following Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy for lung cancer, n = 31

From: Video-assisted Thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for lung cancer does not induce a procoagulant state

Variables (n) Values
Type of lobectomy (n)  
 Right Upper Lobe 10
 Right Middle Lobe 1
 Right Lower Lobe 10
 Left Upper Lobe 7
 Left Lower Lobe 3
Operating time (h:m) 2:31 (0:47)
Bleeding/drainage during surgery (ml) 100 (0–2000)
Use of inotropes (patients, n)a 15
Re-operated 1
Total amount of fluid in the chest drain (ml) 850 (50–6135)
Complicationsb 5c
VTE events 0
Death 0
Total length of stay (days) 5.5 (3.2–20.0)
Type of cancer  
 Adenocarcinoma 23
 Squamous cell carcinoma 4
 Carcinoid (all types) 1
 Othersd 3
Pathological staging  
 Stage IA + B 27
 Stage IIA + B 4
Microscopically free resection margins (R0) 31
  1. Abbreviations: H Hours, N/n Numbers, M Minutes, ml milliliter, VTE Venous Thromboembolic Events
  2. Operating time was normal distributed and is shown as mean and (standard deviation) in parenthesis, but the other data were not normally distributed and are accordingly displayed as median and (minimum to maximum)
  3. aPredominantly small doses of methaoxidrin or efedrin
  4. bIncludes myocardial infarction, apoplexia cerebri and atrial fibrillation
  5. cApoplexia cerebri (n = 2) and atrial fibrillation (n = 3)
  6. dIncludes small cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine and sarcomatoid tumor