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Table 2 Characteristics of surgically plicated patients (n = 13)

From: Long-term results of diaphragmatic plication in adults with unilateral diaphragm paralysis

Variable Result
Age [mean (range)] 60 (36-66) years
Male/female (n) 9/4
Progressive dyspnea (n) 13
Respiratory and digestive symptoms (n) 9
Mean duration of symptom [mean (range)] 32.9 (22-60) months
Etiology (n)  
   Idiopathic 1
   Cardiac by pass surgery 3
   Trauma 9
Operation side (n)  
   Right 2
   Left 11