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Table 5 Neurosurgical operations before and after the lockdown

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

 

before COVID-19 (Jan. + Feb. + March) 2020 (n = 816)

N (%)

after COVID-19 (april + May + June) 2020 (n = 508)

N (%)

P value

Type of surgery

   

Degenerative spinal disorders

250 (30.6)

77 (15.2)

< 0.001**

Spinal fractures

60 (7.4)

65 (12.8)

0.001**

Spinal infections

5 (0.6)

3 (0.6)

0.8

Spinal deformity

5 (0.6)

0

0.2

Spinal tumor

13 (1.6)

10 (1.9)

0.8

Brain SOL

82 (10.1)

54 (10.6)

0.8

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

159 (19.5)

151 (29.7)

< 0.001**

Brain hemorrhage

72 (8.8)

57 (11.2)

0.2

Endonasal skull base surgery

6 (0.7)

2 (0.4)

0.7

CSF diversion

60 (7.4)

47 (9.3)

0.3

Shunt-related problems

17 (2.1)

26 (5.1)

0.004*

Congenital malformations

14 (1.7)

10 (1.9)

0.9

Peripheral nerve injury repair

8 (1)

3 (0.6)

0.7

Other Peripheral nerve lesions

62 (7.6)

3 (0.6)

< 0.001**

Cranioplasty

3 (0.4)

0

0.4

Time of surgery

   

Urgent

376 (46.1)

349 (68.7)

< 0.001**

Elective

440 (53.9)

159 (31.3)

< 0.001**

  1. *Significant (P value > 0.05), **highly significant (P value > 0.001)