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Table 2 Operative and postoperative data a

From: Prognostic factors affecting survival of patients with cancer-related pericardial effusion managed by surgery

Variables Value
Operative procedure, n (%)  
VATS 25 (46)
Mini-thoracotomy 14 (25)
Subxiphoid approach 16 (29)
Operative time, min 80 (30 to 180)
Volume of drainage fluid, ml 500 (100 to 1500)
Nature of pericardial fluid, n (%)  
Serous 18 (32.7)
Sanguineous 37 (67.3)
Malignant cells on cytopathology n (%) 34 (61.8)
Adjuvant chemotherapy after operation, n (%) 51 (92.7)
Death, n (%) 2 (3.6)
Complications, n (%) 7 (12.7)
Acute renal failure, n 1
Pneumonia, n 1
Atrial fibrillation, n 1
Prolonged ventilation, n 1
Cardiogenic shock, n 1
Constrictive pericarditis, n 2
Recurrence, n (%) 15 (27.3)
  1. VATS, video-assisted thoracic surgery.
  2. aData are presented as median (range) unless otherwise stated.