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Table 7 Post-operative complications

From: Outcome of surgical repair of Pectus Excavatum in adults

Variables Group I
(n = 40)
Group II
(n = 46)
χ2 test p-value
One chest drain 35 (87.5%) 16 (34.8%) 24.33 P < 0.0001*
Two chest drains 5 (12.5%) 30 (65.2%) 24.33 P < 0.0001*
Metal allergy 0 (%) 0 (%) 0 NS
Haemothorax 1 (2.5%) 1 (2.17%) 0.01 0.9 NS
Pneumothorax 1 (2.5%) 2 (4.3%) 0.21 0.65 NS
Pleural effusion 2 (5%) 3 (6.5%) 0.08 0.77NS
Wound infection 2 (5%) 4 (8.7%) 0.45 0.5NS
Recurrent (failure) 0 (0%) 1 (2.17%) 0.87 0.35NS
Pain post-operative>2/10 2 (5%) 4 (8.7%) 0.4 0.5NS
Arrhythmia post-operative. 0 (0%) 2 (4.3%) 1.74 0.19 NS
Metal bar displacement 1 (2.5%) 0 (0%) 1.15 0.28 NS
Difficult metal bar removal 1 (2.5%) 2 (4.3%) 0.21 0.65NS
Mortality 0 0 0 NS
  1. NS non significant p-value
  2. *High Significant P-value