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Table 3 Complications of SP-VATS vs. MP-VATS anatomic resection for chronic inflammatory lung disease

From: Single-port thoracoscopic anatomic resection for chronic inflammatory lung disease

  SP-VATS MP-VATS P-value
Prolonged air leak > 7 days, n (%) 7 (10.8) 3 (2.9) 0.045
Post-surgical empyema, n (%) 5 (7.7) 2 (1.9) 0.108
Massive hemothorax, n (%) 1 (1.5) 0 0.382
Massive hemoptysis, n (%) 0 2 (1.9) 0.525
Pneumonia, n (%) 1 (1.5) 2 (1.9) 1.000
Respiratory failure with tracheostomy, n (%) 1 (1.5) 0 0.382
Wound infection, n (%) 1 (1.5) 2 (1.9) 1.000
Arrhythmia, n (%) 2 (3.1) 3 (2.9) 1.000
AUR, n (%) 1 (1.5) 1 (1.0) 1.000
Othersa, n (%) 2 (3.1) 0 0.145
  1. AUR acute urinary retention
  2. aOthers included one case of neutropenic fever and another of cerebrovascular accident