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Table 4 Postoperative outcomes

From: Incisional hernia recurrence after open elective repair: expertise in abdominal wall surgery matters

Short-term outcomes (30 postop days) AWS N = 114 GS N = 123 P value
Length of stay days (SD) 4.9 (10.15) 4.4 (7.27) 0.50
Operative time min (SD) 103.8 (73.21) 83.3 (52.58) 0.01
Intraoperative complications N (%) 2 (1.8) 2 (1.6) 0.94
Postoperative short term complications N (%) 26 (22.8) 36 (29.3) 0.26
 Exitus N (%) 2 (1.8) 0 (0) 0.14
 Hematoma N (%) 2 (1.8) 6 (4.9) 0.18
 Seroma N (%) 13 (11.4) 16 (13) 0.71
 Wound infection N (%) 8 (7) 11 (8.9) 0.58
 Skin necrosis N (%) 1 (0.9) 3 (2.4) 0.35
 Urinary infection N (%) 2 (1.8) 4 (3.3) 0.46
 Respiratory infection N (%) 2 (1.8) 4 (3.3) 0.46
 Other complications N (%) 5 (4.4) 8 (6.5) 0.47
 Reoperations N (%) 1 (0.9) 4 (3.3) 0.20
Follow-up outcomes (min. 1 year) N = 92 (80.7)a N = 83 (67.7)a P value
Chronic infection N (%) 0 1 (0.6) 0.47
Mesh removal N (%) 0 0  
Recurrence N (%) 11 (12) 24 (28.9) 0.008
  1. a Percentage of completed follow-up from initial sample population