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Table 2 Treatments and outcomes of the patients with AL

From: Application of mediastinal drainage tube in intrathoracic esophageal anastomotic leakage for early diagnosis and effective treatment: a retrospective study

  Control Group Tube Group P value
Occurence time of hyperpyrexia (Day) 5.27 ± 2.35 5.80 ± 1.87 0.693
Abnormal drainage fluid
 Number of patients 7 (63.6%) 15 (100%) 0.022
 Occurence time (Day) 6.86 ± 1.35 3.94 ± 0.88  
AL* management
 Conservative treatment 4 (36.4%) 12 (80.0%) 0.032
 Re-operation 3 (27.3%) 0 (0%)  
 Endoscopic treatment 4 (36.4%) 3 (20.0%)  
Outcome of AL*
 Patients recovered 8 (72.7%) 14 (93.3%)  
 Hospital stay after AL* (Recovery time) 86.50 ± 28.52 56.64 ± 23.64 0.015
 Motality 3 (27.3%) 1 (6.7%) 0.188
  1. * AL: Anastomotic Leakage