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Table 3 Intra- and postoperative complications, complication-related reoperations, and 1-year follow-up results of patients with endoscopic primary versus recurrent unilateral inguinal hernia repair in men

From: Endoscopic repair of primary versus recurrent male unilateral inguinal hernias: Are there differences in the outcome?

Unadjusted analysis Primary op Recurrent op p
n % n %
Intraoperative complications
 Yes 232 1.28 33 1.33 0.849
 No 17,910 98.72 2449 98.67
Postoperative complications
 Yes 581 3.20 100 4.03 0.036
 No 17,561 96.80 2382 95.97
Reoperation
 Yes 153 0.84 33 1.33 0.023
 No 17,989 99.16 2449 98.67
Recurrence
 Yes 170 0.94 36 1.45 0.023
 No 17,972 99.06 2446 98.55
Pain at rest
 Yes 740 4.08 153 6.16 <0.001
 No 17,402 95.92 2329 93.84
Pain on exertion
 Yes 1457 8.03 284 11.44 <0.001
 No 16,685 91.97 2198 88.56
Chronic pain requiring treatment
 Yes 419 2.31 95 3.83 <0.001
 No 17,723 97.69 2387 96.17