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Table 1 Results of laparoscopic myomectomy with endoscopic loops under progressive tension depending on fibroid type

From: Laparoscopic myomectomy using endoscopic loops under progressive tension

  Subserosal/Intramurala Pedunculated with a broad stalk Infraligamentary
>50% intramural <50% intramural
Number of cases 11 17 5 1
Fibroids/patientb 1.4 ± 0.51 1.5 ± 0.51 1 ± 0 1
Largest fibroidb, mm 54.09 ± 27.09 63.23 ± 22.00 74 ± 26.07 50
Operative timeb, min 119.22 ± 62.92 95.88 ± 32.98 79.4 ± 24.54 100
Traditional suture (cases) 4 (36.36%) 2 (11.76%) 0 0
Hospital stayb, days 2.2 ± 1.75 1.7 ± 0.8 2 ± 1.73 1
Complicationsc 1 1 0 0
Hemorrhage from fibroid bed 0 0 0 0
  1. In case of multiple fibroids, the characteristic of the fibroid with the largest intramural part were taken into account
  2. aAccording to the presence/absence of at least one fibroid with an intramural component >50%
  3. bValues are mean ± standard deviation
  4. cSee text