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Table 2 Different operative strategies according to the location of the esophageal injury

From: Non-iatrogenic esophageal injury: a retrospective analysis from the National Trauma Data Bank

  Thoracic (n = 613) Cervical (n = 331) p
Primary suture (n = 317) 192 (31.3) 125 (37.8) 0.045
Esophagectomy (n = 15) 8 (1.3) 7 (2.1) 0.342
Esophageal diversion/esophagostomy (n = 13) 6 (1) 7 (2.1) 0.24
Esophageal stent (n = 11) 7 (1.1) 4 (1.2) 1
Perivisceral drainage (n = 160) 115 (18.8) 45 (13.6) 0.044
  1. Values are presented as n (%)