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Table 4 Mesh-related complications broken down according to the IUGA classification; with left and right column displaying numbers per age category (under (left) or above (right) 70). Statistics were done by age group for each IUGA CTS-category

From: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is as safe in septuagenarians or elder as in younger women

General description↓/category→ A B C D All categories per age group p value
  ≤70 years > 70 years ≤70 years > 70 years ≤70 years > 70 years ≤70 years > 70 years ≤70 years > 70 years  
Vaginal complications Asymptomatic Symptomatic Infection Abscess  
1 No epithelial separation 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3/356 (0.8%) 1/198 (0.5%) 1.000
2 Smaller ≤ 1 cm exposure 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8/356 (2.2%) 1/198 (0.5%) 0.168
3 Larger > 1 cm exposure 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/356 (0.0%) 1/198 (0.5%) 0.357
4 Urinary tract Small intraoperative defect Other lower urinary tract complication or urinary retention Ureteric or upper urinary tract complication   
0 0 0 0 0 0 0/356 (0.0%) 0/198 (0.0%)
5 Rectal or bowel Small intraoperative defect Rectal injury or compromise Small or large bowel injury or compromise Abscess  
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/356 (0.0%) 0/198 (0.0%)
6 Skin and/or musculoskeletal Asymptomatic, abnormal finding Symptomatic Infection Abscess  
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1/356 (0.3%) 0/198 (0.0%) 1.000
7 Patient Bleeding complication Major degree of resuscitation or intensive care Mortality   
0 0 0 0 0 0 0/356 (0.0%) 0/198 (0.0%)
Graft-related Complications   12/356 (3.3%) 3/198 (1.5%) 0.277