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Table 5 Relationship between PTNB and the pleural recurrence rate of the patients with sub-pleural lesions

From: Correlation between percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy and recurrence in stage I lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Research object PTNB NPTNB Weight% RR(95%CI)
events non-events events non-events
Inoue, M. 2011 [2] 8 44 2 129 24.2 10.077 (2.213,45.882)
Kashiwabara, K. 2016 [12] 4 12 1 27 15.49 7.000 (0.854,57.361)
Moon, S.M. 2017 [7] 11 86 2 38 60.31 2.268 (0.526,9.775)
Total 23 142 5 194 100 4.891 (2.012,11.891)