TABLE 1

Pre- and post-operative lung function values of all six patients

PrePostp-value
FEV1 mL665 (525–895)935 (802–1387)0.028
FEV1%23 (21.5–29.3)39 (34.5–47.5)0.028
TLC mL8105 (6265–10 222)6220 (5052–7107)0.116
TLC %144 (108–164)129 (113–157)0.916
RV mL2375 (2035–3065)2405 (2080–2955)0.498
RV %279 (210–288)168 (149–252)0.028
RV/TLC73 (68.5–78.5)51 (47–68)0.027
DLCO %26 (20.7–41)34 (25–49)0.042

Data are presented as median (range). FEV1: forced expiratory volume in 1 s; TLC: total lung capacity; RV: residual volume; DLCO: diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide.