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Table 3 Perioperative and postoperative complications

From: Implementing robotic assisted myomectomy in surgical practice – a retrospective cohort study

  RALM LsM LtM RALM vs LSM RALM vs LtM LsM vs LtM
n = 51 n = 84 n = 52 P value P value P value
Perioperative complications
 Bladder perforation 0 1 (1.2) 0 .32 .32
 Bowel perforation 0 2 (2.4) 0 .16 .16
 Uterine perforation 4 (7.8) 4 (4.8) 4 (7.7) .49 .49 .51
 Conversion to laparotomy 4 (7.8) 8 (9.5) .74
Postoperative complications
 Thromboembolism 0 0 1 (1.9) .32 .32
 Fever (> 38 °C) 2 (3.9) 4 (4.8) 3 (5.8) .82 .67 .80
 Wound infection 1 (2) 1 (1.2) 0 .74 .32 .32
 Postoperative bleeding 2 (3.9) 1 (1.2) 7 (13.5) .36 .09 .02
 Blood transfusion 4 (7.8) 10 (11.9) 14 (26.9) .44 .01 .04
 Revision surgery 2 (3.9) 4 (4.8) 6 (11.5) .82 .15 .18
 Radiologically guided intervention 2 (3.9) 0 1 (1.9) .16 .55 .32
 Others 3 (5.9) 4 (4.8) 3 (5.8) .78 .98 .80
  1. Data are shown as n (%) of patients
  2. LsM laparoscopic myomectomy, LtM laparotomic myomectomy, RALM robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy