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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006;49(7):1540-1546.
Published online July 1, 2006.
Complications of gynecologic laparoscopy.
Eun Kyung Park, Ok Kyoung Kim, Keun Young Cheon, Woo Mi Sin, Dou Kang Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, The Catholic Univisity of Korea. guevara614@catholic.ac.kr
to describe our experience and examine the frequency of gynecologic laparoscopy complication performed in a secondary care hospital. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 262 patients were treated by gynecologic laparoscopy (mean age 43 yrs). Period of study were from March 2003 through March 2005 in one teaching hospital. Data were analyzed using SPSS for windows software. Frequency and descriptive statistics were calculated. RESULTS: The overall number of complication in 262 laparoscopies was 16 (6.1%). 5 ureter injuries, 3 stump disruption, 2 troca site hematoma, 1 bladder injury, 1 small bowel injury, 1 post operative bowel obstruction, 1 leg neuropathy, 1 leg weakness, 1 massive bleeding. The complication rates were analysed by type of surgery. We evaluated correlation with variable factors. Our complication rates were higher to those reported in the literature and were significantly different by type of surgery. Complications were related to variable factors of blood transfusion and anesthetic time. CONCLUSION: The complication rate occurred at higher rates in our institution. All patients complications developed were treated and none sustained long-term morbidity. However, operative laparoscopy should be performed carefully. Early recognition of injuries, preferably intraoperatively, with immediate appropriate treatment is crucial. It is also important to be alert to early manifestations of complications in the postoperative observation period.
Key Words: Gynecologic laparoscopy, Complication

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