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Table 4 Comparison of outcome between treatment groups

From: Non-operative management for penetrating splenic trauma: how far can we go to save splenic function?

  Group 1: Splenectomy (n = 45) Group 2: Spleen-preserving surgical therapy (n = 51) Group 3: Non-operative management (n = 22)
Total number of complications 30 21 5
No. of patients with complications 19a 9a 4
Ventilation days 1 (0–3) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0)
ICU stay (days) 2 (0–6) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–1)
Length of hospital stay (days) 8 (7–12) 7 (5–12) 8 (5–15)
Mortality 7 0 0
  1. All variables are in median (IQR). All frequencies are in absolute number
  2. ICU intensive care unit
  3. Group 1 vs. group 2 with p < 0.05 by achi-square test and Fisher’s exact test
  4. Group 1 vs. group 3 with p < 0.05 by Mann-Whitney U test