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Table 1 Demographic and surgery-related parameters

From: Perioperative outcome of unilateral versus bilateral inguinal hernia repairs in TAPP technique: analysis of 15,176 cases from the Herniamed Registry

Demographic parameters Unilateral Bilateral p value
Age Years ± StdDev
Range
55.4 ± 15.7
16–98
56.3 ± 14.6
16–94
0.0005
Sex Male 9441 (86.72 %) 3980 (92.80 %) <0.001
Female 1446 (13.28 %) 309 (7.20 %)
ASA score I 3831 (35.19 %) 1539 (35.88 %) 0.551
II 5725 (52.59 %) 2260 (52.69 %)
III 1313 (12.06 %) 483 (11.26 %)
IV 18 (0.17 %) 7 (0.16 %)
Surgery-related parameters Unilateral Bilateral p value
Hernia type Scrotal 325 (2.99 %) 117 (2.73 %) 0.421
EHS classification
defect size
Grade I (< 1.5 cm) 1852 (17.01 %) 504 (11.75 %) <0.001
Grade II (1.5–3 cm) 6901 (63.39 %) 2644 (61.65 %)
Grade III (> 3 cm) 2134 (19.60 %) 1141 (26.60 %)
  1. StdDev standard deviation