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Table 6 Vascular, ureteral, bladder, intestinal, and nerve complications in selected series of laparoscopic lymphadenectomy

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

Series Modality Number of patients Complications
Childers and Surwit [2] Electrosurgery 29 1 ureteral, 1 cystotomy
Vidauretta et al. [18] Electrosurgery 84 1 vascular
Altgassen et al. [19] Electrosurgery 99 3 vascular, 1 ureteral, 4 intestinal, 2 nerve impairment
Abu-Rustum et al. [7] Electrosurgery, ABM 114 1 vascular
Kohler et al. [20] Electrosurgery 650 7 vascular, 3 bowel, 16 nerve irritation
Nezhat et al. [8] Ultrasound 100 1 vascular, 1 cystotomy 1 bowel obstruction
Current series Ultrasound 82 2 vascular, 1 nerve impairment
Electrosurgery 37 1 injury to epigastric artery