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Table 2 Patient characteristics: in the TLH group a significantly younger age, lower parity and higher estimated uterus size was observed

From: Twenty-first century laparoscopic hysterectomy: should we not leave the vaginal step out?

  LAVH (n = 37) TLH (n = 67) P value
Mean ±SD (range) N Percentage (%) Mean ±SD (range) N Percentage (%)
Age (years) 50.5 ±10.3 (30.2–77.8)    45.7 ±5.8 (32.6–64.8)    <0.05
Parity 2.2 ±1.1 (0–5)    1.4 ±1.3 (0–5)    <0.05
Estimated uterus size (weeks) 9.5 ±3.5 (6–16)    11.7 ±3.6 (6–16)    <0.05
Main indication
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding     19 51.4     55 82.1 <0.05
- (pre)malignancy/ prophylaxis     14 37.8     7 10.4 <0.05
- Pelvic discomfort     2 5.4     5 7.5 N.S.
- Prolapse     2 5.4     0 0 N.S.