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Table 5 Comparison with literature: intraoperative and postoperative complications

From: Total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease: outcomes and literature analysis

  Bladder injurya Ureteral Injurya Bowel injurya Vascular injurya Vaginal cuff dehiscencea Mini laparotomya Laparotomya Total laparotomiesa Blood transfusiona Reoperationa
Kim 2015 [5] 4 (1.1) 5 (1.4) 3 (0.8) 0 (0) 9 (2.5) 0 (0) 17 (4.6) * 17 (4.6) *  
Wallwiener 2013 [6] 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.7) 19 (6.5) * 19 (6.4) c,*
Twijnstra 2012 [7] 13 (1.4) 4 (0.4) 5 (0.5) 1 (0.1) 46 (4.8) * 15(1.6)
Boosz 2011 [8] 4 (0.7) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2) 4 (0.7) 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.2) 10 (1.8)
Morelli 2007 [9] 7 (3.5) * 5 (2.5) 1 (0.5) 10 (5) * 14 (7.0) * 2 (1)
Ng 2007 [10] 1 (0.2)b 1 (0.2)b 4(0.9)b 0 (0)b 0 (0) 3 (0.7) 5 (1.1) 8 (1.8) 17 (4.0) b,*
Present study 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0.8) 0 (0) 3 (0.8) 3 (0.8) 4 (1.1)d
  1. aValues are given as number (percentage) unless stated otherwise
  2. bData considered for 427 patients with a successful TLH (no laparotomy conversion)
  3. cOperations for pelvic abscess, pelvic peritonitis, or hematoma are included
  4. dReoperation for bowel adhesions and port side hernia are included
  5. *The difference with the data of the present study is statistically significant (p < 0.05)