Dataset of a study investigating autologous blood patch pleurodesis in postoperative prolonged air leaks after lung resection.
Prolonged air leak (PAL) after pulmonary resection is one if the most common complications in thoracic surgery. The dataset was obtained from a prospective randomized study investigating autologous blood patch pleurodesis in PAL. Patients were randomized to either receiving 100 ml autologous blood injected at postoperative days five and six (group A) or to watchful waiting (group B). The primary and secondary endpoints focused on differences in the duration of PAL in each group and possible complications. The results were reported in The Journal of Surgical Research. In this Data in Brief article, we provide additional data concerning pain medication and pain score during the first ten postoperative days. This should provide additional insights into the trial.