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Table 1 Characteristics and results in 80 laparoscopic myomectomies

From: Learning laparoscopic myomectomy

  Group A (n=50) Group B (n=30)
 Age (years) 35 34
 Median−IQ 11 7.8
BMI,  kg/m2 21.9 21.9
 Median−IQ 4.6 4.3
Size in cm (mean±SD) 5.7±1.9 5.6±2.2
Time in min (mean±SD) 117.9±48.8 90.8±35.4
Haemoglobin difference g/dl (mean±SD) −0.5±1.3 −0.2±1.5
Intraoperative complications (%) 8.0 3.3
Postoperative complications (%) 12.0 6.7
  1. Group A comprised the first ten cases of each surgeon
  2. Group B comprised the following cases of each surgeon
  3. *P=0.008