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Table 3 In-hospital outcomes

From: Advantages of using a prophylactic epidural closed drain and non-watertight dura suture in a craniotomy near the “parietal site”

Variables Total (N = 63 [100%]) No drain (N = 37 [58.7%]) Drain (N = 26 [41.3%]) P Value
SFC 23 (36.5) 20 (54.1) 3 (11.5) 0.0006
STH 4 (6.3) 3 (8.1) 1 (3.8) 0.6366
Infection 6 (9.5) 6 (16.2) 0 (0) 0.0376
Epidural Hematoma 2 (3.2) 2 (5.4) 0 (0) 0.5108
Strength-better 4 (6.3) 1 (2.7) 3 (11.5) 0.2975
Epilepsy-better 29 (46.0) 14 (37.8) 15 (57.7) 0.1196
T_AVG 37.5 ± 0.5 37.6 ± 0.6 37.4 ± 0.4 0.1332
T_MAX 38.0 ± 0.7 38.1 ± 0.7 37.9 ± 0.6 0.1778
Length of stay 8.0 (7.0–11.0) 8.0 (7.0–11.0) 7.5 (6.0–9.0) 0.2885
Postoperative medicine fee 29327.3 (23501.5–36592.0) 28321.0 (24290.0–36064.0) 29762.0 (23501.5–37208.0) 0.9166
  1. STH subdural tensile hydrops, SFC subgaleal fluid collection, T_AVG average body temperature, T_MAX maximum body temperature