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Table 7 Distribution showing the relationship between laterality and ultrasound findings

From: Assessment of venous Doppler ultrasound findings of acute unilateral lower limb swelling in a tertiary facility in central Ghana: a retrospective analytical study

Variable Laterality (the lower limb affected)
Diagnosis Right lower limb Left lower limb P value
Inguinal lymphadenopathy
 Yes 16 (48.5%) 17 (51.5%) 0.716
 No 53 (44.9%) 65 (55.1%)  
Cellulitis
 Yes 24 (51.1%) 23 (48.9%) 0.373
 No 45 (43.3%) 59 (56.7%)  
Deep vein thrombosis
 Yes 9 (42.9%) 12 (57.1%) 0.778
 No 60 (46.2%) 70 (53.8%)  
Varicose veins
 Yes 3 (60.0%) 2 (40.0%) 0.514
 No 66 (45.2%) 80 (54.8%)  
Popliteal cyst/baker’s cyst
 Yes 4 (66.7%) 2 (33.3%) 0.291
 No 65 (44.8%) 80 (55.2%)  
Superficial thrombophlebitis
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 1 (100.0%) 0.268
 No 69 (46.0%) 81 (54.0%)  
Lower limb pyomyositis
 Yes 1 (33.3%) 2 (66.7%) 0.660
 No 68 (45.9%) 80 (54.1%)  
Lymphatic obstruction
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 3 (100.0%) 0.116
 No 69 (46.6%) 79 (53.4%)