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Table 4 Difficult laparoscopic entry (multiple Veres needle or primary trocar placements or conversion to open entry or laparotomy because of entry difficulty) according to surgeon level

From: Laparoscopic entry—the experience of a range of gynaecological surgeons

  Junior registrars Senior registrars Consultants p value
n % n % n %
Overall 32 26.0 28 15.8 39 13.9 0.011
 >1 Veres entry 26 21.5 19 11.1 32 12.5 0.026
 >1 primary trocar insertion 8 6.7 10 5.8 9 3.4 0.291
Conversion from Veres to Hasson entry 1 0.8 3 1.7 6 2.1 a
  1. a p value not obtained due to small numbers