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Table 8 Recurrence and survival rates following each surgical procedure depending on closure technique

From: Characteristics and recurrence of pterygium in Saudi Arabia: a single center study with a long follow‐up

Procedure (=92) Conjunctival Autograft (n=18) Conjunctival with MMC (n=63) Amniotic membrane transplant (n=11)
Closure technique Recurrence Survival analysis Recurrence Survival analysis Recurrence Survival analysis
n (%) P Mean±SD (months) 95% CI P n (%) P Mean±SD (months) 95% CI P n (%) P Mean±SD (months) 95% CI P
Sutures alone (n= 62) 2 (20) 0.671 7 ±5 0 – 16.8 0.405 6 (14) 0.541 16.33±5.92 4.73-27.94 0.872 3 (33.3) 0.338 22±8.72 4.91-39.09 NA
Suture + fibrin (n= 30) 1 (12.5) 12 12 4 (20) 9.25±3.54 2.30-16.19 0 (0) NA
  1. 2 patients underwent closure by fibrin alone and had no recurrence