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Table 3 Outcome of patients after 10 years post-operation.

From: Ten-year audit of Lichtenstein hernioplasty under local anaesthesia performed by surgical residents

   Specialist (%) Residents (%)
   n = 137 n = 110
Feeling of foreign body   12 (8.8) 16 (15)
Has anything been harmed from the mesh?   2 (1.5) 3 (2.7)
Are your testicles normal?   126 (92) 100 (91)
Scar discomfort: No 99 (72) 70 (64)
  At rest 2 (1.5) 5 (4.5)
  During movement 26 (19) 26 (26)
  Both 10 (7.3) 6 (5.5)
Need pain-relieving medications?   3 (2.2) 4 (3.6)
Are you satisfied with the operation?   130 (95) 102 (93)
Number of recurrences   2 (1.5) 4 (3.6)