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Table 5 Unadjusted analysis of perioperative complications and reoperations

From: Is the age of >65 years a risk factor for endoscopic treatment of primary inguinal hernia? Analysis of 24,571 patients from the Herniamed Registry

  ≤65 years >65 years p
n % n %
Intraoperative complications
 Overall
  Yes 205 1.19 118 1.60  
  No 17,009 98.81 7239 98.40 0.010
 Bleeding
  Yes 138 0.80 75 1.02  
  No 17,076 99.20 7282 98.98 0.098
 Injuries
  Overall
   Yes 116 0.67 65 0.88  
   No 17,098 99.33 7292 99.12 0.078
  Vascular
   Yes 53 0.31 19 0.26  
   No 17,161 99.69 7338 99.74 0.606
  Bowel
   Yes 11 0.06 14 0.19  
   No 17,203 99.94 7343 99.81 0.007
  Bladder
   Yes 16 0.09 13 0.18  
   No 17,198 99.91 7344 99.82 0.103
  Nerve
   Yes 1 0.01 0 0.00  
   No 17,213 99.99 7357 100.0 1.000
Postoperative complications
 Overall      
  Yes 468 2.72 338 4.59  
  No 16,746 97.28 7019 95.41 <0.001
 Bleeding      
  Yes 121 0.70 110 1.50  
  No 17,093 99.30 7247 98.50 <0.001
 Bowel injury/anastomotic leakage
  Yes 6 0.03 3 0.04  
  No 17,208 99.97 7354 99.96 0.733
 SSI
  Yes 19 0.11 4 0.05  
  No 17,195 99.89 7353 99.95 0.255
 Seroma
  Yes 319 1.85 224 3.04  
  No 16,895 98.15 7133 96.96 <0.001
 Mesh infection
  Yes 10 0.06 1 0.01  
  No 17,204 99.94 7356 99.99 0.191
 Ileus
  Yes 13 0.08 8 0.11  
  No 17,201 99.92 7349 99.89 0.475
Reoperation
 Yes 184 1.07 101 1.37  
 No 17,030 98.93 7256 98.63 0.044
General complications
 Overall
  Yes 147 0.85 146 1.98  
  No 17,067 99.15 7211 98.02 <0.001
 Urinary tract infection
  Yes 14 0.08 7 0.10  
  No 17,200 99.92 7350 99.90 0.812
 Thrombosis
  Yes 4 0.02 3 0.04  
  No 17,210 99.98 7354 99.96 0.434
 Pulmonary embolism (PAE)
  Yes 2 0.01 3 0.04  
  No 17,212 99.99 7354 99.96 0.162
 Pneumonia
  Yes 3 0.02 9 0.12  
  No 17,211 99.98 7348 99.88 0.002
 COPD
  Yes 8 0.05 9 0.12  
  No 17,206 99.95 7348 99.88 0.059
 Myocardial infarction
  Yes 3 0.02 11 0.15  
  No 17211 99.98 7346 99.85 <0.001
 Renal failure
  Yes 2 0.01 11 0.15  
  No 17212 99.99 7346 99.85 <0.001
  Death      
  Yes 1 0.01 4 0.05  
  No 17213 99.99 7353 99.95 0.031