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Table 1 Comparison of patient information between new procedure and traditional procedure group

From: Modified Nuss operation using introducer-bar complex for pectus excavatum in adults: a retrospective study

  New procedure group (n = 52) Traditional procedure group (n = 48) p value
Sex    0.969
Male 41 (78.85%) 38 (79.17%)  
Female 11 (21.15%) 10 (20.83%)  
Age (years) 22.51 ± 5.12 21.52 ± 4.61 0.356
Type    0.784
Symmetry 36(69.23%) 32(66.67%)  
Asymmetry 16(30.77%) 16(33.33%)  
Pectus excavatum (PE)    1.000
Primarily PE 48 (92.31%) 45 (93.75%)  
Recurrent PE 4 (7.69%) 3 (6.25%)  
Preoperative Haller index 4.08 ± 0.90 4.12 ± 0.88 0.844