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Table 3 Intra- and postoperative complications

From: The impact of incidental durotomy on the outcome of decompression surgery in degenerative lumbar spinal canal stenosis: analysis of the Lumbar Spinal Outcome Study (LSOS) data—a Swiss prospective multi-center cohort study

Outcome Durotomy (n = 15) No durotomy (n = 152) p
Intraoperative complications, n (%)
 Epidural venous bleeding 0 (0) 1 (0.7) 0.99
 Other 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 None 15 (100) 151 (99.3)  
Postoperative complications, n (%)
 Wound infection 1 (6.7) 2 (1.3) 0.60
 Other 3 (20.0) 16 (10.5) 0.99
 None 11 (73.3) 134 (88.2)  
postoperative mortality (death within 6 weeks of surgery), n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)  
postoperative mortality (death within 3 months of surgery), n (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)