Table 5

Evaluation of aortic patch in relation to the coverage area of internal apposition fibrosis of the retail deployed in the aorta.

SF

RF

p


Zero

-

-

< 0.001

1st degree

11

-

< 0.001

2nd degree

3

10

< 0.001

3rd degree

-

4

< 0.001


Statistical test: Chi Square test. SF: Smooth Face - Extension of fibrosis; RF: Rough Face - Extension of fibrosis. (Zero) Absent; (1st degree) light, when covering less than half of the retail area; (2nd degree) moderate, when covering more than a half of the retail area.; (3rd degree) intense, when covering the entire area of the retail.

Saporito et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-37

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