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Research Article

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

Table 5

Details regarding examination and findings at 3-month control, including esophageal X-ray and parental reports of symptoms indicating anastomotic stricture. Values are presented as median (range) or number and percentage of patients, n (%).

Girls (n = 20)Boys (n = 20)p value
Median (range)Median (range)

Weeks to contrast X-ray after discharge, median (range)6 (1–11)9 (1–15)0.07
Findings at X-ray
Anastomotic stricture, n (%)13 (65)12 (60)0.74
Prestenosis dilatation, n (%)10 (50)11 (55)0.75
Parental-reported symptoms
Symptoms of anastomotic stricture, n (%)11 (55)12 (60)1
Objective findings
Findings leading to examination under anesthesia, n (%)13 (65)14 (70)1
Findings under anesthesia leading to dilatation, n (%)9 (45)10 (50)1

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