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Table 3 Complications by treatment group

From: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for endometrial carcinoma: a randomised controlled trial with 5-year follow-up

  LH (n = 11) AH (n = 6) P value
Blood loss >1,000 cm3 0 1 (17%) 0.35
Fever (unknown origin) 0 1 (17%) 0.35
Urinary tract infection 1 (9%) 1 (17%) 1.0
Cervical stump problems 0 1 (17%) 0.35
Urinary symptoms 1 (9%) a 1 (17%) b 1.0
Temporary low saturation 0 1 (17%) 0.35
Atrial flutter 0 1 (17%) 0.35
Back pain 1 (9%) 0 1.0
Radiation colitis 1 (33%) c 1 (33%) c 1.0
Total complications 4 8 n.a.
No of patients with complications 3 (27%) 5 (83%) 0.05
  1. AH abdominal hysterectomy, LH laparoscopic hysterectomy, n.a. not applicable
  2. Data shown as absolute numbers (percentage). p = p value for difference between groups using Fisher's exact test
  3. aDeterioration stress urinary incontinence
  4. bTVT increased residual urine with self-catheterization
  5. cNote that three women in each group received radiotherapy