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Table 2 Comparison of HAEC findings in HSCR patients after pull-through between two cut-off values of the HAEC scoring system

From: Postoperative enterocolitis assessment using two different cut-off values in the HAEC score in Hirschsprung patients undergoing Duhamel and Soave pull-through

HAEC Findings Cut-off ≥ 10 Cut-off ≥ 4 p-value
History
 ■ Diarrhea with explosive stool 8/14 12/38 0.09
 ■ Diarrhea with foul-smelling stool 10/14 16/38 0.12
 ■ Diarrhea with bloody stool 4/14 5/38 0.23
 ■ History of enterocolitis 10/14 14/38 0.03*
Physical examination
 ■ Explosive discharge of gas and stool on rectal examination 9/14 11/38 0.02*
 ■ Distended abdomen 13/14 29/38 0.25
 ■ Decreased peripheral perfusion 2/14 5/38 1.00
 ■ Lethargy 10/14 25/38 0.75
 ■ Fever 11/14 28/38 1.00
Radiologic examination
 ■ Multiple air fluid levels 7/14 7/38 0.04*
 ■ Dilated loops of bowel 7/14 9/38 0.09
 ■ Sawtooth appearance with irregular mucosal lining 2/14 2/38 0.56
 ■ Cut-off sign in rectosigmoid with absence of distal air 5/14 5/38 0.11
 ■ Pneumatosis 1/14 1/38 1.00
Laboratory
 ■ Leukocytosis 9/14 24/38 1.00
 ■ Shift to left 8/14 20/38 1.00
  1. *, p-values were calculated using Fisher Exact or Chi-square tests and p < 0.05 was considered significant; HAEC, Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis