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Clinical Study

The Incidence and Management of Pleural Injuries Occurring during Open Nephrectomy

Table 2

Characteristics of patients included in our study.

Number of patients165
Number of nephrectomies167
Age
Mean
Median56
Range9–82
Gender: , (%)
Male104, (63)
Female61, (37)
Nephrectomy side: n, (%)
Right89, (53.3)
Left78, (46.7)
Type of surgery: , (%)
SN37, (22.2)
PN39, (23.4)
RN91, (54.5)
Rib resection: , (%)
No58, (34.7)
Yes109, (65.3)
100, (91.7)
and 4, (3.7)
and 5, (4.6)
Type of incision: , (%)
Flank148, (88.6)
Chevron17, (10.2)
Midline2, (1.2)
Pleural injury: , (%)
No147, (88)
Yes20, (12)
Chest tube insertion: , (%)
No16, (80)
Yes4, (20)

SN: simple nephrectomy, PN: partial nephrectomy, RN: radical nephrectomy.

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