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Table 4 Surgical results (Mean ± SD)

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

Characteristic Uniportal VATS (n = 73) Two-port VATS (n = 86) Three-port VATS (n = 98) P-value
Operative time (min) 154.88 ± 31.31 163.91 ± 49.72 162.84 ± 68.18 0.519
Blood loss (mL) 92.5 ± 22.66 100 ± 33.89 103.21 ± 27.41 0.051
Drainage time (days) 4.55 ± 1.41 5.34 ± 1.81 5.26 ± 3.15 0.069
Length of hospital stay (days) 8.63 ± 2.06 8.95 ± 2.40 9.55 ± 3.18 0.069
Number of lymph nodes retrieved (lung cancer patients only) 13.56 ± 3.79 12.68 ± 3.17 12.71 ± 4.18 0.252
Number of nodal stations explored (lung cancer patients only) 7.05 ± 1.15 6.73 ± 1.28 6.56 ± 1.49 0.059
  1. There were no significant difference in these results among the three groups (all P > 0.05)