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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Effect of duration from lingual nerve injury to undergoing microneurosurgery on improving sensory and taste functions: retrospective study

 Early casesLater casesP value
Sample size4624
Mean duration from injury to repair (days)124.7 ± 41.2725.4 ± 822.8
Age (years)35.5 ± 11.937.4 ± 11.20.970
Female sex (%)76.166.70.412
Injury on right side (%)58.758.30.977
Neuroma-in-continuity (%)54.450.00.804
Allodynia appearance (%)43.467.00.081
2PD test (mm)18.9 ± 4.318.4 ± 4.60.655
  1. Plus–minus values are means ± SD. P values were calculated using Student’s t test or Fisher’s exact test. In the two-point discrimination test, 48 patients could not distinguish between two points 20 mm apart. The result of the two-point discrimination test in the 48 subjects was 20 mm