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Table 2 The differences of perioperative factors by operative approach

From: Operative invasiveness does not affect the prognosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer

Variables VATS Thoracotomy P value
Wound length 7 (3–18) 20 (8–25) <  0.01
Operation time 203 (67–674) 320 (154–672) <  0.01
Postoperative CRP 12.2 (0.66–36.28) 20.58 (6.4–33.72) < 0.01
  1. VATS video-assisted thoracic surgery, CRP C-reactive protein