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Table 6 Comparison of similar versus not similar histological findings between the sides in males and females

From: Host-specific factors affect the pathogenesis of adverse reaction to metal debris

Histological variable Symmetric findings on both hips Males Females P-value for the difference between males and females
Macrophage sheet thickness Yes 11 (69%) 7 (54%) 0.46
No 5 (31%) 6 (46%)
Lymphocytic cuff thickness Yes 9 (56%) 5 (38%) 0.46
No 7 (44%) 8 (62%)
Degree of necrosis Yes 4 (25%) 2 (15%) 0.66
No 12 (75%) 11 (85%)
Presence of plasma cells Yes 14 (88%) 12 (92%) 0.58
No 2 (12%) 1 (8%)
Presence of diffuse lymph. Yes 12 (75%) 7 (54%) 0.27
No 4 (25%) 6 (46%)
Presence of germinal centers Yes 15 (94%) 12 (92%) 1.0
No 1 (6%) 1 (8%)
Presence of granulomas Yes 15 (94%) 9 (69%) 0.14
No 1 (6%) 4 (31%)