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Table 1 General data

From: Surgical management of consecutive multisegment thoracic and lumbar tuberculosis: anterior-only approach vs. posterior-only approach

  Group A Group B P values
Patients (No.) 19 16  
Sex (male/female)a 8/11 8/8 P > 0.05
Age (y/o) 35.0 ± 11.8 50.2 ± 14.4 P < 0.05
Average number of segments (NO.)a 2.7 ± 0.8 2.3 ± 0.6 P > 0.05
Cases of psoas or iliac abscess (No.)a 5 1 P > 0.05
Cases of kyphosis (No.)a 16 14 P > 0.05
Cases of neurological impairment (No.)a 13 12 P > 0.05
  1. aThere were no significant differences in the average number of lesion-affected segments, sex distribution or number of cases with neurological impairment, kyphosis, or psoas or iliac abscess between the two groups (P > 0.05)