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Table 3 Comparison between the studied groups regarding hospital stay and duration of surgery

From: Transpleural versus extrapleural approach in treatment of esophageal atresia

CharacteristicsExtra pleural
(N = 12)
Transpleural
(N = 8)
P value
Duration of surgery (minutes)
 Mean ± S.D.130.33 ± 8.69108.62 ± 7.89< 0.001
 Median (range)130 (118 − 145)109.5 (100 − 120)
Hospital stay (days)
 Mean ± S.D.14.67 ± 4.2515.75 ± 0.710.752*
 Median (range)15.5 (2 − 18)16 (15 − 17)
  1. P value is calculated by independent samples T test
  2. *P value is calculated by Mann-Whitney U test