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Table 4 Major and minor complications: complication rates are comparable between the two groups

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

  LAVH (n = 37) TLH (n = 67) P value
Parameters (N) Percentage (%) Parameters (N) Percentage (%)
Major complications
Blood loss >1,000 mL 1 2.7 1 1.5 N.S.
Blood transfusiona 3 8.1 2 3.0 N.S.
Ureteric injury 0 0 2 3.0 N.S.
Minor complications
Vault abcess/haematoma 1 2.7 3 4.5 N.S.
Urinary tract infection 1 2.7 4 6.0 N.S.
Fever 2 5.4 4 6.0 N.S.
Technical failureb 0 0 3 4.5 N.S.
Total 8 21.6 19 28.4 N.S.
  1. aWith blood loss <1,000 mL
  2. bUnable to ligate the uterine laparoscopically (1), needle lost and found (2)