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Table 2 Comparisons of operation site, operation time and postoperative hospitalization time between the two groups

From: A comparative study examining laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair in children: a retrospective study from a single center in China

Characteristics OHR LHR t (χ2) value P value
Operation time (min)     
 Unilateral 37.52 ± 5.13 16.17 ± 4.24 t = 43.792  < 0.001
 Bilateral 61.60 ± 8.50 19.92 ± 4.55 t = 30.797  < 0.001
Laterality (Postoperative, No.)    χ2 = 45.629  < 0.001
 Unilateral 202 168   
 Bilateral 43 136   
Postoperative hospitalization time (days)     
 Unilateral 1.49 ± 0.44 1.46 ± 0.43 t = 0.810 0.418
 Bilateral 1.49 ± 0.43 1.42 ± 0.43 t = 0.925 0.356
  1. OHR open surgery inguinal hernia repair; LHR laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair; No. number
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