Table 3

 Long-term results expressed as median (25–75% interquartile range) or n (%)

LobarLVRS(N = 27)Lobectomy(N = 91)p Value
LVRS, lung volume reduction surgery.
*According to Kaplan-Meier method.
Follow-up (months)57 (29–72)57 (36–75)NS
Total recurrence6 (22%)16 (18%)NS
Locoregional recurrence3 (11%)10 (11%)NS
Mean (SE) actuarial 3 year survival*48 (11)%75 (4)%0.001
Mean (SE) actuarial 5 year survival*35 (11)%65 (5)%0.001