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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Minimally invasive surgery for paravertebral or psoas abscess with spinal tuberculosis — a long-term retrospective study of 106 cases

Characteristic No. (%)
Involved vertebra
 Thoracic vertebrae (T8–T10) 22 (15.4)
 Thoracolumbar vertebrae (T11–L2) 63 (51.3)
 Lumbar vertebrae (L3-L5) 21 (33.3)
Abscess location
 Paravertebral abscess 90 (51.3)
 Psoas abscess 47 (41.0)
 Epidural abscess 47 (41.0)
Complications
 Kyphosis 7 (35.9)
 Recurrent abscess 4 (64.1)