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Table 1 Characteristics of 17 patients enrolled in this study undergoing ultrasound-guided or surgical drainage of their neck abscess

From: Surgical vs ultrasound-guided drainage of deep neck space abscesses: a randomized controlled trial: surgical vs ultrasound drainage

  Ultrasound n = 8 Surgery n = 9 p-value
Age (mean) 31.2 44.3 0.33
Gender (M:F) 1:1.2 1:1 -
Smoking history 25% 44% 0.43
Abscess location    
 Submandibular 7 8 -
 Parapharyngeal 1 1 -
Presumed cause    
 odontogenic 6 6 -
 tonsillitis 0 2 -
 unknown 2 1 -
Abscess volume (mL, median) 21 14.7 0.25