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Table 5 Most common complications

From: A value-based evaluation of minimally invasive hysterectomy approaches

Complicationsa,b (%) LRH LSH RALH TLH LAVH TVH Total
Intraoperative
 EBL > 1000 mL 1 (.13) 7 (1.5) 2 (.34) 2 (.55) 6 (1.5) 2 (1.65) 20 (.74)
 Cystotomy 2 (.26) 3 (.63) 3 (.52) 2 (.55) 4 (.99) 3 (2.48) 17 (.63)
 Ureteral injury 2 (.26) 0 (0.0) 5 (.86) 0 (0.0) 3 (.74) 1 (.83) 11 (.41)
 Enterotomy 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (.34) 2 (.55) 5 (1.24) 1 (.83) 10 (.37)
 Urethral injury 0 (0.0) 1 (.21) 1 (.17) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (.074)
 Blood transfusion 1 (.13) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (.25) 0 (0.0) 2 (.074)
 Iliac vein injury 1 (.13) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (.28) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (.074)
 Rectal injury 1 (.13) 0 (0.0) 1 (.17) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (.074)
Postoperative
 Vaginal cuff dehiscence 4 (.53) 0 (0.0) 3 (.52) 4 (1.1) 1 (.25) 0 (0.0) 12 (.45)
 Pelvic infection/abcess 4 (.53) 4 (.84) 19 (3.2) 1 (.28) 2 (.50) 0 (0.0) 30 (1.1)
 Pulmonary embolus 1 (.13) 1 (.21) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (.25) 0 (0.0) 3 (.11)
 Bacteremia 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (.34) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (.074)
 DVT 1 (.13) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (.28) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (.074)
 Cuff cellulitis 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (.50) 0 (0.0) 2 (.074)
 Blood transfusion 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (.17) 0 (0.0) 1 (.25) 0 (0.0) 2 (.074)
 Total cases 756 471 576 361 404 121 2689
  1. LRH laparoscopic retroperitoneal hysterectomy, LSH laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, RALH robotically assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, TLH total laparoscopic hysterectomy, LAVH laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy, TVH total vaginal hysterectomy, EBL estimated blood loss, DVT deep vein thrombosis
  2. aOnly the most common complications reported here
  3. bIncludes multiple complications as dictated in operative notes, but counted as one event in statistical analysis to avoid double counting