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Table 2 comparison of drainage, exhaust, defecation and abdominal distention in three different types of TDT(x ± s).

From: Effect comparison of three different types of transanal drainage tubes after anterior resection for rectal cancer

Variables Fr32 silicone tube(n = 81) Fr24 silicone
tube(n = 54)
Fr24 latex
tubes(n = 47)
F value P value
First drainage time (hours) 3.35 ± 1.42 4.50 ± 1.85 4.34 ± 1.59 10.318 0.000
First exhaust time (days) 3.16 ± 0.98 3.37 ± 1.00 3.34 ± 1.20 0.798 0.452
First defecation time (days) 3.47 ± 0.79 4.13 ± 0.80 4.11 ± 0.84 14.557 0.000
abdominal distension (score) 0.88 ± 0.66 0.91 ± 0.62 0.87 ± 0.74 0.450 0.956