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Table 3 Complications and reoperations

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

Univariate analysis Unilateral Bilateral p value
Intraoperative 152 (1.40 %) 52 (1.21 %) 0.434
 Bleeding 108 (0.99 %) 36 (0.84 %) 0.404
Injuries (total) 77 (0.71 %) 32 (0.75 %) 0.831
 Vascular 34 (0.31 %) 14 (0.33 %) 0.873
 Bowel 14 (0.13 %) 6 (0.14 %) 0.808
 Bladder 15 (0.14 %) 4 (0.09 %) 0.615
 Nerve 0 0 1.000
Postoperative 432 (3.97 %) 211 (4.92 %) 0.009
 Bleeding 89 (0.82 %) 40 (0.93 %) 0.492
 Seroma 333 (3.06 %) 155 (3.61 %) 0.082
 Intestinal lesion 4 (0.04 %) 4 (0.04 %) 0.234
 Impaired wound healing 10 (0.09 %) 1 (0.02 %) 0.198
 Infection 4 (0.04 %) 3 (0.07 %) 0.412
 Intestinal obstruction 6 (0.06 %) 14 (0.33 %) <0.001
General 137 (1.26 %) 66 (1.54 %) 0.182
 Exitus letalis 5 (0.05 %) 0 0.331
Reoperations 98 (0.90 %) 84 (1.96 %) <0.001