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Table 5 Incidence of newly detected clinically relevant postoperative pulmonary complications on days 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4–30 in 98 patients after abdominal surgery

From: Routine lung ultrasound to detect postoperative pulmonary complications following major abdominal surgery: a prospective observational feasibility study

Clinically relevant PPCs Day 0 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4-30
Pneumonia 0 0 0 3 5
Pneumothorax 0 0 0 1 0
Pulmonary edema 0 1 3 3 0
Atelectasis 0 0 2 1 0
Pleural effusion 0 2 1 2 2
  1. Data represent number of cases (percentage)
  2. PPCs postoperative pulmonary complications