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Table 6 Outcome of surgical repair

From: Urgent surgical repair is pivotal in the management of major airway injury due to blunt trauma

  Total cases (28) Urgent repair (21) Delayed repair (7) P value
Suture line dehiscence/prolonged air leakage* 3 (10.7%) 1 (4.8%) 2 (28.6%) < 0.001
Empyema 3 (10.7%) 2 (9.5%) 1 (14.3%)
Airway stenosis 3 (10.7%) 1 (4.8%) 2 (28.6%)
Endobroncheal granulation tissue 2 (7.1%) 1 (4.8%) 1 (14.3%)
Mortality 7 (25%) 4 (19.1%) 3 (42.8%)
  1. *Prolonged air leakage: more than seven days of air leakage