Table 2

The timeline of data collection and postoperative follow-up in the LobE-Specific lymph node diSsectiON trial

TimepointPreoperativeDay of surgeryBefore dischargePostoperative (follow-up)
Baseline30 days6, 12, 18, 24 months3, 4, 5 years
Blood test
Chemistry profile
Tumour marker
CT/CECT of the chest
LDCT of the chest
Metastatic LNR
Postoperative complication incidence
Postoperative mortality
Duration of operation
Duration of anaesthesia
Volume of bleeding
Volume of drainage
  • CECT, contrast-enhanced CT; H&P, medical and physical examination; LDCT, low-dose CT; LNR, lymph node rate.