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Table 1 Comparison of clinical data for Holmium YAG laser circumcision versus conventional circumcision

From: Use of Holmium YAG laser in circumcision: a novel, less complicated and alternative procedure for adolescent

Variables Group 1 Group 2 p value
Number of patients 41 40  
Age (years) 15.53 ± 7.35 16.34 ± 9.22 0.65
Indications    0.78
 Phimosis 17 14  
 Redundant prepuce 13 16  
 Recurrent balanoposthitis 10 9  
 Others 1 1  
Operative time 24.40 ± 3.94 27.25 ± 4.35 < 0.01#
Estimated blood loss (ml) 4.68 ± 2.52 6.71 ± 3.86 0.03#
Postoperative pain score 2.20 ± 1.18 2.95 ± 1.29 0.05#
Complications (total) 3 10 < 0.01#
 Edema 1 5 < 0.01#
 Hematoma 1 3 < 0.01#
 Persisting pain 0 1 0.78
 Infection 1 1 0.22
 Wound dehiscence 0 0 1.00
 Scarring 0 0 1.00
  1. #Significant difference