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Table 3 Postoperative complications in the OHR and LHR groups

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

Complications OHR LHR χ2 P value
Ipsilateral recurrent hernia 14/245 (5.7%) 15/304 (4.9%) 0.259 0.610
Contralateral metachronous hernia 28/202 (13.9%) 1/249 (0.4%) 33.406  < 0.001
Surgical site infection 2/245 (0.8%) 1/304 (0.3%) 33.581  < 0.001
Hydrocele (male) 6/217 (2.8%) 1/271 (0.4%) 4.893 0.027
Scrotal swelling (male) 17/217 (7.8%) 1/271 (0.4%) 21.382  < 0.001
Iatrogenic ascent of the testis (male) 1/217 (0.5%) 0/271 1.251 0.263
Testicular atrophy (male) 0/217 0/271
  1. OHR open surgery inguinal hernia repair; LHR laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
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