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Table 1 Demographic and preoperative data

From: Laparoscopic management of persistent gastrocutaneous fistula after feeding gastrostomy appliance removal in children

  No. of cases (19) %
Indications for gastrostomy tube:
 Neurological diseases 7 36.8
 Long gap esophageal atresia 4 21
 Esophageal corrosive 3 15.7
 Failure to thrive due to upper airway problems 5 26.3
Sex
 Male 12 63.15
 Female 7 36.84
Insertion of gastrostomy
 PEG 13 68.42
 Laparoscopic 2 10.52
 Open surgery 4 21.05
Duration of feeding gastrostomy tube (mean in years)
 < 6 months 6 31.57
 6–12 months 10 52.6
 > 12 months 3 15.78
Mean duration of conservative measures (mean in days)
 < 30 days 7 36.84
30–50 days 10 52.6
 > 50 days 2 10.52
Age at operation (mean in years)
 1–1.5 years 4 21.05
 1.5–5 years 12 52.6
 5–7.5 years 3 15.78