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Table 2 Type of surgical procedure, patient position, surgical incision, procedure duration (in minutes), and use of sanitary retractors

From: Femoral nerve injury in gynecologic surgery: medico-legal issues for best surgical practices

Case Procedure Patient position Surgical incision Duration (min) Retractors
1 Hysterectomy
Bilateral salpingectomy
High lithotomy Pfannenstiel incision 145 Yes
2 Hysterectomy
Left salpingectomy
Supine position Pfannenstiel incision 120 Yes
3 Hysterectomy
Bilateral salpingectomy
High lithotomy Laparoscopic surgery 135 No
4 Hysterectomy
Bilateral salpingectomy
High lithotomy Xipho-pubic incision 140 Yes
5 Hysterectomy Lithotomy Pfannenstiel incision 162 Yes
6 Cesarean section Supine position Pfannenstiel incision 35 No
7 Hysterectomy Low lithotomy Pfannenstiel incision 130 Yes
8 Hysterectomy Supine position Xipho-pubic incision 146 Yes
9 Hysterectomy
Bilateral salpingectomy
Lithotomy Transversal laparotomy (Kustner technique) 140 Yes
10 Hysterectomy
Bilateral salpingectomy
High lithotomy Pfannenstiel incision 142 Yes
11 Hysterectomy
Bilateral salpingectomy
High lithotomy Pfannenstiel incision 132 Yes
12 Hysterectomy
Bilateral salpingectomy
Endometriosis excision
High lithotomy Laparoscopic surgery 148 No