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Table 3 Pain status of the LTRN-group

From: Transabdominal laparoscopic retroperitoneal neurectomy for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair and appendicectomy –a matched-pair study

  Pain prior hernia-surgery Pain prior Nx-Surgery Pain after Nx-Surgery Pain during sex/orgasmus prior Nx Pain during sex/orgasmus post-Nx Repeat of Nx
1 4 2 1 yes yes yes
2 4 4 2 no n.a. yes
3 5 4 3 n.a. n.a. n.s.
4 2 5 5 n.a. n.a. no
5 2 4 4 yes n.a. n.s.
6 1 4 2 n.a. n.a. yes
7 4 5 1 n.a. n.a. n.s.
8 5 2 1 yes no yes
9 1 4 1 yes no yes
  1. 1: no pain, 2: mild pain, 3: moderate pain, 4: severe pain, 5: very severe pain
  2. n.a. not appropriate, n.s. not sure, LTRN laparoscopic transabdominal retroperitoneal neurectomy, Nx neurectomy