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Table 3 Length of hospital stay, recurrence and follow-up differences between ultrasound-guided drainage and surgical I&D

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

Measure Ultrasound Surgery p-value
Hospital stay (Mean days) 3.1 5.2 0.042 *
Recurrence 0 0 -
Follow-up (months) 10.5 12 0.43
  1. * Denotes statistical significance.