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Table 5 Postoperative complications

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

Complication Uniportal VATS (%) (n = 73) Two-port VATS (%) (n = 86) Three-port VATS (%) (n = 98) P-value
Pneumonia 2 (2.74%) 3 (3.49%) 3 (3.06%) 1.000
Prolonged air leak 1 (1.37%) 2 (2.33%) 3 (3.06%) 0.879
Cardiac arrhythmias 1 (1.37%) 2 (2.33%) 1 (1.02%) 0.832
Hemothorax 0 (0%) 1 (1.16%) 2 (2.04%) 0.780
Respiratory failure 0 (0%) 1 (1.16%) 0 (0%) 0.619
Totals 4 (5.48%) 9 (10.47%) 9 (9.18%) 0.514
  1. The overall rate of postoperative complications was no significantly differences (all P > 0.05) in the uniportal VATS group compared to the two- and three-port VATS groups