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Table 1 Demographics of patients in the ARIEL gynaecological surgery registry and the type of surgery performed

From: Use of icodextrin 4% solution in the reduction of adhesion formation after gynaecological surgery

 Parameter Gynaecological surgery (n=2,882)
Laparoscopies (n=2,069) Laparotomiesa (n=813)
Age, mean ± SD (years) 35±9 42±12
Previous laparoscopy (%) 18 26
Previous laparotomy (%) 28 37
Surgery performedb (percentage of total)
Adhesiolysis 52.8 45.5
Adnexal surgery 14.7 34.0
Hysterectomy 3.9 36.9
Ovarian cystectomy 19.3 10.2
Leiomyoma resection 9.4 17.0
Treatment of endometriosis 17.0 2.3
Treatment of endometrioma 7.8 1.4
Diagnostic procedures 6.6 2.0
  1. aIncludes laparoscopies converted to laparotomies (n=96)
  2. bAny patient may have undergone more than one operation. Only the operations most frequently performed are listed