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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics and operative details

From: If laparoscopic technique can be used for treatment of acutely incarcerated/strangulated inguinal hernia?

Items Results
Age, years
 Mean ± SD 54.3 ± 13.6
 Range 21–75
Sex
 Male 85(90.4%)
 Female 9(9.6%)
Hernia type
 Indirect 73(77.7%)
 Direct 21(22.3%)
BMI, kg/m2
 Mean ± SD 25.1 ± 2.4
 Range 21–35
Duration of symptoms, h
 Mean ± SD 9.7 ± 7.5
 Range 3–48
Operating times, min
 Mean ± SD 61.6 ± 17.7
 Range 35–120
Hospitalization, days
 Mean ± SD 3.9 ± 2.2
 Range 1–12
Visceral resection 5 (5.3%)
 Omentum 3 (3.2%)
 Bowel 2 (2.1%)
Contralateral hernias 15(15.9%)
Unnecessary bowel resection 9(9.6%)
Conversion to open 0(0)
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