Surgery Research and Practice / 2017 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Treatment and Outcome for Children with Esophageal Atresia from a Gender Perspective

Table 4

Gender comparisons of postoperative details and care after reconstructive esophageal surgery, including number of days spent at different departments. Values are presented as median (range) or number and percentage of patients, n (%). The intensive care units were pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit.

Girls (n = 20)Boys (n = 20)p value

Postoperative treatment
Days until first tube feeding2 (1–6)2 (1–32)0.76
Days until postoperative radiological contrast examination of esophagus9 (3–29)8 (4–13)0.27
Days until first per oral feeding10 (5–36)9 (6–41)0.60
Care level
Postoperative days in any intensive care unit0 (0–31)0 (0–22)0.21
Postoperative days in the intermediate intensive care unit8 (0–26)6 (1–31)0.71
Postoperative days in the pediatric surgery ward2 (0–10)5 (0–22)0.04
Total stay (days)22 (9–58)14 (8–84)0.04
Discharged to home, n (%)11 (55)14 (70)0.51
Discharged to a local hospital, n (%)9 (45)6 (30)0.51

Mann–Whitney U test; Fischer’s exact test.