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Table 3 Surgical Characteristics

From: Hemoptysis from complex pulmonary aspergilloma treated by cavernostomy and thoracoplasty

Variables TTB group (n = 46) TE group (n = 17)
Operative time (min) (p-value = 0.0796) 135.86 ± 39.47 155.88 ± 39.85
Rib retraction (p-value = 0.0296) 3.52 ± 0.65 3.94 ± 0.66
Blood loss during operation (p-value = 0.6344) 265.21 ± 193.46 241.17 ± 120.20
Number of table tennis ball (n) 4.34 ± 1.95  
Tissue expander volume (ml)   241.17 ± 53.72
Blood transfusion during operation
 Yes 15 2
 No 31 15
Chest drainage
 Yes 54 13
 No 21 6
Intra-operative complications
 Pleural tear 1 1
 Pneumothorax 0 0
 Massive bleeding (≥ 1000 ml) 1 0
Post-operative complications
 Atelectasis 1 0
 Pneumothorax 1 0
 Tissue expander problems (tear)   1
ICU length-stay time (p-value = 0.5606) 2.63 ± 0.95 2.47 ± 1.00
Pathology
 Aspergillus Fumigatus 45 17
 Other Aspergillus 1 0
 Only aspergilloma 45 0
 Other (carcinoma) 1 0