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Table 2 Mean preoperative and postoperative absolute and predicted pulmonary function test parameters

From: Pulmonary function after less invasive anterior instrumentation and fusion for idiopathic thoracic scoliosis

  FEV1 FEV1%VC TLC Predicted FEV1 Predicted FEV1%VC % predicted FEV1
Preoperative 2,81 89,6 4,62 3,24 87,2 86,7
Postoperative 3,14 90,53 5,17 3,27 87 96,0
p 0.000 0.467 0.000    
  1. FEV1 in liter (L).
  2. FEV1%VC in %.
  3. TLC in liter (L).
  4. Predicted predicted values.
  5. P value using the paired samples t-test.