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Table 2 Intraoperative characteristics

From: Continuous erector spinae plane block versus intercostal nerve block in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Intraoperative characteristics Control (n=12) Intervention (n=12)
Diagnosis; n (%)
 Lung cancer 8 (66.7) 9 (75)
 Lung nodule 4 (33.3) 3 (25)
Type of surgery; n (%)
 VATS lobectomy 7 (58) 5 (42)
 Thoracoscopic wedge resection 5 (42) 5 (42)
 Converted open lobectomy 0 2 (16)
Type of analgesia; n (%)
 Epidural 4 (33.3) 1 (8)
Adherence to assigned analgesia modality; n (%) 8 (66.7)a 11 (91.7)a
  1. aIndividuals who did not receive the correct assigned treatment (ESP or ICNB) received a thoracic epidural. ESP erector spinae plane block, ICNB intercostal nerve block