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Table 2 Intraoperative observations and outcome

From: Is it more dangerous to perform inadequate packing?

  Group A(n = 10) Group B(n = 9) Total
Grade of injury (IV, V, respectively) 6, 4 5, 4 11, 8
Mean blood transfusion (unit)* 3 (2–6) 8 (7–12) 6,2 (2–12)
The timing of packing removal (days, 0/1th*/2nd) (patient number, respectively) 1/8/1 4,2,3 5(26%), 10(52%), 4(21%)
Surgical procedure    
   Simple saturation & homeostasis 7 6α 13(68.4%)
   Segmental resection 3 4γ 7(36.8%)
   Additive procedures 2 3 5(26.3%)
ICU stay, days (mean, range)* 10,7 ± 2 (8–16) 15,6 ± 4 (11–22)  
Mean length of hospital stay, days 30,7 ± 8 (18–49) 36,1 ± 9(23–51)  
Postoperative mortality 2(20%) 4(44%) 6(31.5%)
  1. ICU: intensive care unite, α : one of them died intraoperatively, γ: two of them underwent vascular repair,
  2. • P value < 0.05