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Table 2 Comparison of clinical features and operation-related information between general (n = 16, group A) and local (n = 12, group B) anesthesia

From: Clinical, surgical characteristics and long-term outcomes of lumbar hernia

  Group A Group B p
Sex (%)    0.229
 Male 9 (56) 4 (33)  
 Female 7 (44) 8 (67)  
Age (years) 55.4 ± 18.1 56.0 ± 9.7 0.915
BMI (kg/m2) 23.8 ± 4.0 22.0 ± 2.4 0.178
Side of lumbar hernia (%)    0.107
 Right 8 (50) 3 (25)  
 Left 6 (38) 9 (75)  
 Bilateral 2 (13) 0 (0)  
Size of abdominal wall defect (cm) 3.8 ± 2.1 2.5 ± 1.2 0.069
Operation time (min) 40.0 ± 14.3 34.1 ± 5.4 0.185
Postoperative bleeding (Y/N) 0/16 0/12
Wound infection (Y/N) 0/16 0/12
Chronic wound pain (Y/N) 2/14 1/11 1.000
Foreign body sensation (Y/N) 3/13 2/9 1.000
Postoperative recurrence (Y/N) 1/15 0/12 1.000
Hospital stay (days) 7.1 ± 3.2 3.5 ± 1.3 0.001
Total hospitalization expenses ($) 2989 ± 1269 1299 ± 229  < 0.001
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, Y yes, N no, $ dollars