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Table 2 Comparison of preoperative conditions between two groups of patients

From: Comparative analysis on microsurgical removal of craniopharyngioma via lateral supraorbital approach and standard pterional approach

Variables LSO approach group Standard pterional approach group P value
Classification    0.944
 Intrasellar 0 1  
 Intra-suprasellar 8 13  
 Intra-suprasellar-intraventricular 5 10  
 Suprasellar-extraventricular 5 8  
 Suprasellar-intraventricular 6 9  
 Intraventricular 0 0  
Tumor size (cm) 3.6 ± 1.39 3.3 ± 1.09 0.228
Sex    0.519
 Female 10 16  
 Male 14 25  
Age (year) 52.0 ± 19.67 46.6 ± 16.19 0.234
Pre-operation endocrine disorders
 Triiodothyronine 13 14 0.128
 Thyrine 10 13 0.435
 HormotHyrin 3 4 0.703
 Hudrocortisone 11 22 0.612
 Flitropin 8 15 1.000
 Prolan B 13 23 1.000
 Prolactin 17 26 0.597
 Growth hormone 0 1 1.000