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Table 2 Characteristics of women and type of surgery. LAVH laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy, BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, PLN pelvic lymph node, RALVH radical laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy, IALN ipsilateral axillary lymph node, ELC electrosurgery, US ultrasound

From: Laparoscopic surgical staging for uterine malignancies using harmonic shears (UltraCision) in comparison to electrosurgery: operative technique, feasibility and complications

Parameter ELC US P value
Number 37 82  
Age (years) 54.5 (SD±10.3) 56.6 (SD±7.4) NS
Weight (kg) 78.1 (SD±15.7) 82.3 (SD±12.3) NS
Previous surgery n (%) 8 (21.6) 15 (18.7) NS
Type of surgery n (%)*
 LAVH 1 (2.7) 2 (2.4)  
 LAVH, BSO 6 (16.2) 3 (3.6)  
 LAVH, BSO, PLN 26 (70.2) 52 (63.4)  
 LAVH, BSO, PLN, IALN 3 (8.1) 5 (6.1)  
 RALVH, PLN 1 (2.7) 14 (17.1)  
 PLN 0 (0) 5 (6.1)  
 PLN, IALN 0 (0) 1 (1.2)  
  1. *The statistical difference was insignificant in a comparison of type of surgery (ELC LAVH group vs. US LAVH group); (ELC LAVH + LND group vs. US LAVH + LND group)