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Table 3 Distribution of primary lung cancers by pathologic stage

From: The feasibility and advantage of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in pulmonary lobectomy

Stage Uniportal VATS (%) (n = 51) Two-port VATS (%) (n = 56) Three-port VATS (%) (n = 71) P-value
Stage I 27 (52.94%) 29 (51.79%) 34 (47.89%) 0.839
 IA 13 (25.49%) 13 (23.21%) 19 (26.76%) 0.900
 IB 14 (27.45%) 16 (28.57%) 15 (21.13%) 0.578
Stage II 21 (41.18%) 24 (42.86%) 30 (42.25%) 0.984
 IIA 11 (21.57%) 14 (25.00%) 14 (19.72%) 0.773
 IIB 10 (19.61%) 10 (17.86%) 16 (22.54%) 0.802
Stage III or greater 3 (5.88%) 3 (5.36%) 7 (9.86%) 0.625
 IIIA 3 (5.88%) 3 (5.36%) 5 (7.04%) 0.928
 IIIB 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.41%) 1.000
 IVa 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.41%) 1.000
  1. a Isolated brain metastasis following metastasectomy prior to being evaluated for lobectomy
  2. There were no significant difference in these results among the three groups (all P > 0.05)