Table 6

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

SF

RF

p


Zero

1st degree

-

9

-

-

< 0.001

< 0.001

2nd degree

4

-

< 0.001

3rd degree

1

14

< 0.001


p < 0.001 - Chi Square test. SF: Smooth Face - Thickness of fibrosis; RF: Rough Face - Thickness of fibrosis. (Zero) Absent; (1st degree) light, when the fibrosis thickness was lower than the retail; (2nd degree) moderate, when the fibrosis thickness was the same of the retail; (3rd degree) intense, when the fibrosis thickness was higher than the retail.

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

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