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Table 2 Surgical data and outcome measures

From: A multimodal concept for vaginal cuff closure by modification of the Bakay technique in total laparoscopic hysterectomy: a randomized clinical study

  Standard technique group
(n = 70)
Modified Bakay technique group
(n = 78)
Total
(n = 148)
p value
Operative time (min) 59 (50–75) 55.5 (34–80) 57 (34–80) 0.001a*
Intraoperative blood loss (ml) 90 (60–150) 80 (60–180) 90 (60–180) 0.456a
Lenght of hospital stay (d) 2 (1–4) 2 (1–4) 2 (1–4) 0.949a
Uterine weight (g) 258.6 ± 88.6 232.9 ± 102.5 245 ± 96.7 0.107b
Total operative time for colpotomy, extraction of uterus, and vaginal cuff closure (min) 9 (6–11) 9 (6–12) 9 (6–12) 0.441a
Intraoperative and postoperative complications     
Yes 6 (8.6) 3 (3.8) 9 (6.1) 0.230c
No 64 (91.4) 75 (96.2) 139 (93.9)  
Preoperative vaginal length (cm) 8 (6.5–10) 8.5 (6.5–10) 8 (6.5–10) 0.502a
Postoperative vaginal length (cm) 7.5 (5.5–9) 8 (6–9.5) 7.5 (5.5–9.5) 0.001a*
Patient satisfaction by PGI-I scale on day 90 postoperatively 2 (1–5) 2 (1–5) 2 (1–5) 0.636a
  1. aMann Whitney U test, bIndependent samples t test; cChi-square test
  2. *p value < .05