Table 4

Effect of PND on the three clinical signs

Parameters

Abnormal sensibility (at least at one level)

Abnormal sensibility (at least at one level)

Painful Alcock's canal (at least on one side)

Painful Alcock's canal (at least on one side)

Painful skin rolling test (at least on one side)

Painful skin rolling test (at least on one side)


All

Without: levat

All

Without: levat

All

Without: levat


Number of tests before surgery

42

27

46

32

39

26

Follow up less than 1 year or lost

11

9

19

16

22

16

Follow up 1 year or more

31

18

27

16

17

10

Normal test before (reviewed 1 year or more after)

15

8

9

6

8

2

Abnormal test before (reviewed 1 year or more after)

16

10

18

10

9

8

Mean follow up (range)

27,7 (12–68)

32,2 (12–68)

28,1 (12–68)

32,8 (12–68)

28,7 (12–60)

33,7 (12–60)

Normal before => Normal after

14

8

9

6

7

2

Normal before => Abnormal after (%)

1

0

0

0

1

0

Abnormal before => Normal after (%)

11 (68%)

6 (60%)

11 (61%)

7 (70%)

6 (66,6%)

5 (62,5)

Abnormal before => Abnormal after

5

4

7

3

3

3


Beco et al. BMC Surgery 2004 4:15   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-4-15

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