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Table 1 Patient demographic characteristics

From: Using inferior epigastric vascular anatomical landmarks for anterior inguinal hernia repair

Characteristics TTIPP group VALTIPP group P-value
Cases (n) 120 110 0.69
Hernias (n) 126 118 0.58
Age, years 69.5 ± 5.3 69.8 ± 6.1 0.325
Men/women (n) 112/8 105/5 0.612
BMI (kg/m2) 23.5 ± 2.3 24.1 ± 2.5 0.156
Site of lesion (n)
 Unilateral/bilateral 114/6 102/8 0.531
 Right/left 70/44 63/39 0.645
Type of hernia (n)
 Direct 78 73 0.368
 Indirect 35 31 0.412
 Femoral 3 4 0.172
 Combined 10 10 0.238
Mean operation time, mean ± SD (min) 53.84 ± 10.64 42.52 ± 9.15 0.028
Postoperative hospital stay, (days) 2 ± 0.52 2 ± 0.37 0.165
  1. BMI body mass index, TTIPP group Traditional transinguinal preperitoneal, VALTIPP group Vascular anatomical landmark transinguinal preperitoneal group