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Table 3 Complications in new procedure and traditional procedure group

From: Modified Nuss operation using introducer-bar complex for pectus excavatum in adults: a retrospective study

  New procedure group (n = 52) Traditional procedure group (n = 48) p value
Complications    0.445
 No 47 (90.38%) 41 (85.42%)  
 Yes 5 (9.62%) 7 (14.58%)  
Pneumothorax which needed drainage 1 (20.00%) 1 (20.00%)  
Pleural effusion which needed drainage 0 (0.00%) 1 (0.00%)  
Atelectasis which need aspiration of sputum through bronchoscopy 1 (20.00%) 2 (20.00%)  
 Wound infection 1 (20.00%) 1 (40.00%)  
 Bar displacement 1 (20.00%) 1 (20.00%)  
 Bar exposure due to delayed wound healing 1 (20.00%) 1 (20.00%)