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Table 4 Comparison between the studied groups regarding complications

From: Transpleural versus extrapleural approach in treatment of esophageal atresia

CharacteristicsExtra pleural
(N = 12)
Transpleural
(N = 8)
P value
Leakage
 No11 (91.7%)7 (87.5%)1
 Yes1 (8.3%)1 (12.5%)
Pneumothorax
 No11 (91.7%)6 (75%)0.537
 Yes1 (8.3%)2 (25%)
Wound infection
 No10 (83.3%)6 (75%)1
 Yes2 (16.7%)2 (25%)
Mortality
 No11 (91.7%)7 (87.5%)1
 Yes1 (8.3%)1 (12.5%)
  1. P value is calculated by Fisher’s exact test