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Table 2 Numbers and percentages of pulmonary complication types among the 45 patients who developed a postoperative pulmonary complication

From: Risk factors for pulmonary complications after posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion in the treatment of congenital scoliosis: a case-control study

Pulmonary complication Number Frequency (%)
Pleural effusion 34 75.6
Pneumonia 24 53.3
Pneumothorax 3 6.7
Atelectasis 4 8.9
Pulmonary edema 2 4.4
Respiratory failure 2 4.4
Prolonged intubation with mechanical ventilation 4 8.9