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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 81)

From: A total pleural covering of absorbable cellulose mesh prevents pneumothorax recurrence in patients with Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome

Gender (male/female) 46/35
Age at the surgery - median (range) 40 yrs. (22–68)a
Surgical procedures - total 90
 TPC only on the right side 26
 TPC only on the left side 18
 TPC bilaterally 6
 LPC only on the right side 11
 LPC only on the left side 17
 LPC bilaterally 8
 TPC on the left and LPC on the right 4
  1. TPC total pleural covering, LPC lower pleural covering. aSince seven patients underwent TPC or LPC bilaterally, and two patients underwent TPC on the left and LPC on the right, a total of 90 surgeries were used for calculations