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Table 1 Clinical indicators of different methods of surgery

From: Can early surgery improve the outcome of patients with meconium peritonitis? A single-center experience over 16 years

ProceduresEnterostomy (n = 43)Primary anastomosis (n = 34)p value
Length of remaining bowel (cm)98.5 ± 33.9 (M = 99.5)112.8 ± 49.7 (110.0)0.215a
Length of parenteral nutrition (d)16.3 ± 6.2 (M = 15)16.6 ± 7.2 (M = 14)0.843a
Start time of enteral nutrition (d)8.7 ± 4.1 (M = 8.0)9.4 ± 6.0 (M = 6.0)0.967a
LOS (d)22.0 ± 12.3 (M = 21.0)21.8 ± 15.8 (M = 18.0)0.098a
Complication6 (14.0%)3 (8.8%)> 0.05a
Survival37 (86.0%)30 (88.2%)> 0.05a
  1. aMann Whitney Test: Length of remaining bowel: U = 327.5, Z = -1.240
  2. PN: U = 199.5, Z = -0.198; EN: U = 194.0, Z = -0.041; LOS: U = 570.0, Z = -1.656; Complication: χ2=, p > 0.05; Survival rate: χ2=, p > 0.05.