The Relationship between the Duration of Surgery for Thoracoscopic Lobectomy and Postoperative Complications in Patients with Stage I Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Main Article Content

Hao Jiang
Guanwen Wu
Biao Lu
Xiaobing Li

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the relationship between the duration of surgery for thoracoscopic lobectomy and postoperative complications in patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: The clinical data of patients who underwent thoracoscopic lobectomy in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Shaoxing Central Hospital from September 2018 to September 2023 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: A total of 263 patients with thoracoscopic lobectomy were enrolled in this study. The duration of surgery was longer for patients with postoperative hospital stay >7 days, atrial fibrillation, postoperative pulmonary air leakage (>5 days), pleural effusion, or pneumonia compared to patients without corresponding complications, and the differences were statistically significant. Further regression analysis showed that prolonged duration of surgery was a risk factor for pneumonia, pleural effusion, atrial fibrillation, and postoperative hospital stay >7 days, and the predictive value of prolonged duration of surgery for the above complications was moderate. The results of chi-square tests showed that pneumonia, atelectasis, urinary tract infection, liver dysfunction, postoperative pulmonary air leakage (>5 days), pleural effusion, and atrial fibrillation were associated with postoperative hospital stay >7 days. Conclusion: Prolonged duration of surgery is a risk factor for complications such as pneumonia, pleural effusion, atrial fibrillation, and postoperative hospital stay >7 days.

Article Details

How to Cite
Jiang, Hao, et al. “The Relationship Between the Duration of Surgery for Thoracoscopic Lobectomy and Postoperative Complications in Patients With Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”. Annali Italiani Di Chirurgia, vol. 95, no. 1, Feb. 2024, pp. 64-69, https://annaliitalianidichirurgia.it/index.php/aic/article/view/3152.
Section
Article