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Table 2 Clinical outcomes

From: Comparative study between colonic metallic stent and anal tube decompression for Japanese patients with left-sided malignant large bowel obstruction

  TDT group (n = 33) CMS group (n = 26) p value
Clinical success (%) 27 (81.8) 26 (100) 0.03
Clinical failure (%) 6 (18.2) 0  
 Perforation 3 (9.1) 0  
 Migration 2 (6.1) 0  
 Inadequate decompression 1 (3.0) 0  
Solid food intake < 0.01
 Resumed 0 26  
 Not resumed 33 0  
Temporary discharge < 0.01
 Yes 0 26  
 No 33 0  
Duration of tube placement, days (range)* 17 (6–54) 9 (1–30) < 0.01
  1. *median, TDT = trans-anal decompression tube, CMS = colonic metallic stent