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Table 3 Perioperative complications

From: Laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension versus sacrospinous ligament fixation for apical prolapse: perioperative outcomes

  L-USLS, N (%) SSLF, N (%) p value
Major complications overall 6 (5) 8 (7) 0.53
 Conversion to open 0 (0) 0 (0) NA
 Cystotomy 1 (1) 1 (1) 0.99
 Ureteral injury 0 (0) 0 (0) NA
 Enterotomy 0 (0) 1 (1) 0.31
 Take back to the OR a 0 (0) 1 (1) 0.31
 DVT or PE 0 (0) 0 (0) NA
 Ileus or small bowel obstruction 1 (1) 0 (0) 0.32
 Wound infection 2 (2) 2 (2) 0.98
 Blood transfusion 2 (2) 0 (0) 0.16
 Pelvic abscess 1 (1) 2 (2) 0.55
 Re-admission within 30 days 2 (2) 2 (2) 0.98
Urinary retention b 27 (24) 16 (15) 0.08
Urinary tract infection 6 (5) 10 (9) 0.27
Pelvic pain 2 (2) 1 (1) 0.58
Gluteal pain 0 (0) 10 (9) < 0.01
Suture removal 0 (0) 1 (1) 0.31
  1. DVT deep vein thrombosis, PE pulmonary embolism
  2. a Re-operation during same admission for surgical complication, does not include re-operation for recurrent pelvic organ prolapse
  3. bUrinary retention was defined as inability to spontaneously void requiring discharge to home with a foley catheter