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Table 3 Postoperative complications of the 63 cases with or without PLI

From: Predictive factors of prolonged mechanical ventilation, overall survival, and quality of life in patients with post-thymectomy myasthenic crisis

Major postoperative complications Number (%) Clavien-Dindo classification
Total 63  
No postoperative complications 18 (28.6) 0
Incision infection 1 (1.6) I
Postoperative lung infection (PLI) only 21 (33.3) II
PLI + atrial fibrillation 3 (4.8) II
PLI + sinus tachycardia 7 (11.1) II
PLI + bacteremia 1 (1.6) II
PLI + gastrointestinal bleeding 1 (1.6) II
PLI + pneumothorax 3 (4.8) II + IIIa
PLI + pleural effusion 3 (4.8) IIIa
Hemothorax 1 (1.6) IIIb
Mediastinal abscess 1 (1.6) IIIb
PLI + acute cardiac failure 1 (1.6) IVa
PLI + acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) 2 (3.2) IVa