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Table 3 Complication rates overall and by surgical approach

From: Adjuvant hysterectomy following primary chemoradiation for stage IB2 and IIA2 cervical cancer: a retrospective comparison of complications for open versus minimally invasive surgery

  Overall Surgical approach
Open Minimally invasive
Number of patients 54 24 30
Number of patients experiencing any complications 12 (22%) 4 (17%) 8 (27%)
Total number of complications (rate (%))* 23 (43%) 8 (33%) 15 (50%)
Blood loss requiring transfusion 4 (7%) 2 (8%) 2 (7%)
Port site hematoma 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%)
Wound seroma 1 (2%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%)
Urinary tract infection 2 (4%) 1 (4%) 1 (3%)
Sepsis 2 (4%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%)
Ureteral injury 1 (2%) 1 (4%) 0 (0%)
Vaginal cuff complication or fistula 12 (22%) 3 (13%) 9 (30%)
  1. *Complication rate calculated as total number of complications per total number of patients. Some patients experienced multiple complications