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Table 3 Neurosurgical operations in the 1st three months of 2019 and 2020 (January, February and March)

From: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the neurosurgical practice in Egypt

 

January 2019 (n = 284)

N (%)

January 2020 (n = 276)

N (%)

P value

February 2019 (n = 291)

N (%)

February 2020 (n = 289)

N (%)

P value

March 2019 (n = 298)

N (%)

March 2020 (n = 251)

N (%)

P value

Type of surgery

         

Degenerative spinal disorders

98 (34.5)

86 (31.2)

0.5

94 (32.4)

88 (30.4)

0.7

96 (32.3)

76 (30.3)

0.7

Spinal fractures

17 (6)

18 (6.5)

0.9

19 (6.5)

22 (7.6)

0.73

17 (5.7)

20 (7.9)

0.4

Spinal infections

0

1 (0.4)

0.99

0

3 (1.1)

0.2

0

1 (0.4)

0.9

Spinal deformity

1 (0.4)

2 (0.7)

0.98

1 (0.3)

1 (0.3)

0.5

1 (0.3)

2 (0.8)

0.88

Spinal tumor

4 (1.4)

5 (1.8)

0.97

5 (1.7)

3 (1.1)

0.7

4 (1.3)

5 (2)

0.8

Brain SOL

31 (10.9)

26 (9.4)

0.7

32 (11)

34 (11.8)

0.9

28 (9.4)

22 (8.8)

0.9

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

46 (16.1)

50 (18.1)

0.6

49 (16.8)

52 (18)

0.8

53 (17.8)

57 (22.7)

0.2

Brain hemorrhage

23 (8.1)

19 (6.9)

0.7

24 (8.3)

28 (9.7)

0.6

27 (9.1)

25 (9.9)

0.8

Endonasal skull base surgery

4 (1.4)

3 (1.1)

0.97

3 (1.03)

2 (0.7)

0.99

1 (0.3)

1 (0.4)

0.6

CSF diversion

19 (6.7)

21 (7.6)

0.79

19 (6.5)

20 (6.9)

0.98

27 (9.1)

19 (7.6)

0.6

Shunt-related problems

5 (1.8)

8 (2.9)

0.5

11 (3.8)

7 (2.4)

0.5

11 (3.7)

2 (0.8)

0.1

Congenital malformations

8 (2.8)

5 (1.8)

0.6

5 (1.72)

5 (1.73)

0.8

5 (1.7)

4 (1.6)

0.8

Peripheral nerve injury repair

1 (0.4)

5 (1.8)

0.2

1 (0.3)

3 (1.1)

0.6

2 (0.7)

0

0.6

Other Peripheral nerve lesions

27 (9.5)

27 (9.8)

0.9

28 (9.6)

18 (6.2)

0.2

26 (8.7)

17 (6.8)

0.5

Cranioplasty

0

0

0

3 (1.04)

0.2

0

0

Time of surgery

         

Urgent

110 (38.7)

122 (44.2)

0.2

122 (41.9)

133 (46)

0.4

134 (44.9)

121 (48.2)

0.5

Elective

174 (61.3)

154 (55.8)

0.2

169 (58.1)

156 (54)

0.4

164 (55.1)

130 (51.8)

0.5

  1. SOL space occupying lesion