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Table 4 Group A (IBS®) demographic characteristics, type, and size of myomas, and associated hysteroscopic findings and symptoms

From: Hysteroscopic myomectomy with the IBS® Integrated Bigatti Shaver versus conventional bipolar resectoscope: a retrospective comparative study

No. of patients 76
No. of myomas 88
Age, mean ± SD (95 % CI), years 47.3 ± 10.1 (43.7; 50.9)
Parity, no. (%)
 Nulliparous 36 (47.4)
 Pluriparous 40(52.6)
Submucous myomas, no. (%)
 1 66 (86.8)
  >1 10 (13.2)
Myomas’ size, mm
 Principal myoma, mean ± SD (95 % CI) 21.9 ± 10.1 (18.6–25.3)
 Second myoma, mean ± SD (95 % CI) 23.5 ± 11.4 (12.6–34.4)
Type of principal myomas, no. (%)
 Wamsteker classification  
 G0 28 (31.8)  
 G1 28 (31.8)  
 G2 32 (36.4)  
Associated hysteroscopic findings, no. (%)
 None 66/76 (86.9)
 Polyp 9/76 (11.8)
 Synechiae 1/76 (1.3)
Symptoms, no. (%)a
 None 44/76 (57.9)
 Menorrhagia 18/76 (23.6)
 Infertility 10/76 (13.1)
 Pelvic pain 10/76 (13.1)
  1. Normally distributed variables are summarized as mean and lower and upper quartiles computed at 0.05; non-normally distributed variables are given as median and interquartile range
  2. SD standard deviation, CI confidence interval 95 %
  3. aPatient may have more than one symptom