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Table 3 Patient comorbidity and perioperative complications

From: Comparison of two-stage open versus percutaneous pedicle screw fixation in treating pyogenic spondylodiscitis

  Percutaneous group (n = 20) Open group (n = 25)
Patient comorbidity
Hypertension 7(35%) 12(48%)
Diabetes mellitus 9(45%) 13(52%)
Liver cirrhosis 2(10%) 2(8%)
End stage renal disease 3(15%) 3(12%)
Cancer history 2(10%) 2(8%)
COPD 1(5%) 1(4%)
Perioperative complications
Incidental durotomy 0 0
Wound problem 1 2
Donor site infection 0 0
Pneumonia 0 0
Urinary tract infection 0 0
Screw malposition 0 2
  1. COPD = Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.