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Table 5 Postoperative complications

From: Clinical efficacy of single intraoperative 500 mg methylprednisolone management therapy for thoracic myelopathy caused by ossification of the ligamentum flavum

ItemsMP (n = 47)Non-MP (n = 54)P-Value
SSI10 (21.2%)3 (5.6%)0.034
DVT3 (6.4%)3 (5.6%)1.000
Pneumonia4 (8.5%)2 (3.7%)0.413
Neurologic worsening2 (4.3%)3 (3.7%)0.672
CSF leak10(21.2%)14(25.9)0.644
  1. Values are reported as number (percent). SSI surgical site infection, DVT deep vein thrombosis. CSF cerebrospinal fluid
  2. Significant differences (P < 0.05) are marked in bold