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Table 4 Grade 3/4 toxicity of chemotherapy according to NCI-CTC grade

From: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is more favorable than thoracotomy for administration of adjuvant chemotherapy after lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer

  VATS
n = 54
Thoracotomy
n = 56
p value
Hematologic,no. (%) 9(16.7) 18(33.3) 0.046*
   Leukopenia 5 (9.3) 9 (16.1) 0.284
   Neutropenia 7(13.0) 14 (25.0) 0.108
   Anemia 1(1.9) 0(0.0) 0.491
   Thrombocytopenia 1(1.9) 0(0.0) 0.491
Non-hematologic, no. (%) 6 (11.1) 15(26.8) 0.037*
   Nausea 6 (11.1) 14 (25.0) 0.059
   Vomiting 3 (5.6) 5(8.9) 0.716
   Fatigue/asthenia 1 (1.9) 3 (5.4) 0.618
   Diarrhea/constipation 1 (1.9) 2 (3.6) 1.000
   Neuropathy: sensory 1 (1.9) 1 (1.8) 1.000
   Phlebitis 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000
   Infection 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1.000