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Table 8 Bilateral differences in occult inguinal hernia

From: The incidence and analysis of ipsilateral occult hernia in patients undergoing hernia repair: a single institution retrospective study of 1066 patients

Types of occult hernia Left groin Right groin Number (n) χ2 value P value
Indirect hernia 10 (35.71%) 18 (64.29%) 28 (30.77%) χ2 = 0.88 P>0.05
Direct hernia 12 (25.53%) 35 (74.47%) 47 (51.67%) χ2 = 23.91 #P<0.001
Femoral hernia 12 (85.71%) 2 (14.29%) 14 (15.38%) χ2 = 7.46 P<0.01
Obturator hernia 1 (100%) 0 1 (1.09%) / /
Spiglian hernia 1 (100%) 0 1 (1.09%) / /
Total (n) 36 55 91(100%)* χ2 = 19.42 P<0.001
  1. *The number include three cases who suffered two kinds of occult hernias on the same side. P = indirect hernia vs direct hernia
  2. #P = direct hernia vs femoral hernia
  3. P = femoral hernia vs indirect hernia