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Table 2 Complications by surgical approach

From: Comparison of vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

First author, year VH(n) Overall complications Grade I complications Grade II complications Grade III complications LH(n) Overall complications Grade I complications Grade II complications Grade III complications
Agostini, 2006 24 1 Vault hematoma [1] 0 0 24 3 Fever [1], vault hematoma [2] 0 0
Allam, 2015 30 9 Vault hematoma [2] Transfusion [6] Ureteral injury [1] 30 1 0 Transfusion [1] 0
Candiani, 2009 30 6 Fever [5] DVT [1] 0 30 3 Fever [3]   
Darai, 2001 40 5 Fever [2], infection [1], vault hematoma [1] Transfusion [1] 0 40 9 Fever [3], infection [3], vault hematoma [1] Transfusion [1] Cystotomy [1]
Drahonovsky, 2010 40 20 Fever [8],
vault hematoma [10]
Transfusion [1] Cystotomy [1] 85 25 Fever [4], UTI [3], vault dehiscence [5],
vault hematoma [9]
Transfusion [1] Cystotomy [1]
UVF§ [1] VVF§§ [1]
Eggemann, 2018 97 3 Fever [1] Transfusion [1] Cystotomy [1] 95 3 Fever [1] Transfusion [1] Cystotomy [1]
Garry, 2004 168 65 Anesthetic problem [1], fever [12], infection [24], vaginal bleeding [2], vault hematoma [10] Transfusion [14] Cystotomy [2] 336 123 Anesthetic problem [3], fever [18], infection [36], vaginal bleeding [8], vault hematoma [14] Transfusion (39) Cystotomy [3]
Pulmonary embolism [2]
Ghezzi, 2010 41 4 Fever [2],
urinary retention [2]
0 0 41 1 Urinary retention [1] 0 0
Hwang, 2002 30 5 Fever [4] Transfusion [1] 0 30 6 UTI [1] Transfusion [5] 0
Mohammed, 2017 25 4 0 Transfusion [2] Cystotomy [2] 25 6 0 Transfusion [4] Cystotomy [2]
Ottosen, 2000 40 7 Fever [1], UTI [1], vault infection [1], vault hematoma [1] 0 Reoperation [2], cystotomy [1] 40 4 Fever [1], urinary retention [1], vault infection [1] 0 Reoperation [1]
Ribeiro, 2003 20 1 0 0 Cystotomy [1] 20 0 0 0 0
Roy, 2011 30 8 Fever [4],
vaginal bleeding [4]
0 0 60 22 Fever [10], UTI [4], vaginal bleeding [6],
wound infection [2]
0 0
Sesti, 2014 36 1 Fever [1] 0 0 72 5 Fever [2], urinary retention [1] Transfusion [2] 0
Soriano, 2001 35 1 0 Transfusion [1] 0 37 1 0 Transfusion [1] 0
  1. † Deep vein thrombosis
  2. ‡ Urinary tract infection
  3. § Ureterovaginal fistula
  4. §§ Vesicovaginal fistula