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Table 5 Localization and type of postoperative pain at 6 months

From: Dermatome Mapping Test in the analysis of anatomo-clinical correlations after inguinal hernia repair

Patient Preoperative pain Type hernia EHS Nerve dimension (mm) Postoperative pain
Localization Type (IPQa) IH II GF Localization Type (IPQ/DN4b)
n. 1 IH Activity 3 L2 2 1 1 IH 2/2
n. 2 II/GF Activity 2 L2 2 1 IH 2/3
n. 3 II/GF At rest 3 M2 2.5 IH 2/3
n. 4 Slight hypoesthesia II/GF
n. 5 II/GF At rest 4 L3 2 II/GF 4/4
n. 6 Slight hypoesthesia IH
n. 7 Heaviness L1 2 1.5 II/GF 2/3
n. 8 Heaviness L3 2 1.5 II/GF 3/4
n. 9 Heaviness M2 3 0.5 II/GF 2/3
n. 10 IH At rest 4 M1 2 1 1.5 II/GF 3/5
n. 11 GF + II/GF At rest 3 M2 3 II/GF 2/4
n. 12 IH + II/GF Activity 4 M3 2 II/GF 3/4
n. 13 no pain M2 3 4 II/GF 2/5
n. 14 no pain M1 2 II/GF 2/2
n. 15 Slight hypoesthesia II/GF
n. 16 II/GF Activity 3 M3 3 3 1.5 II/GF 2/2
n. 17 GF + II/GF At rest 4 M2 0.5 1 0.5 IH + II/GF 4/5
n. 18 IH + II + GF At rest 4 M2 4 4 II + II/GF 3/4
  1. aInguinal pain questionnaire
  2. bNeuropathic pain evaluation DN4 (total score 10, cut-off 4)