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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and results of laparoscopic myomectomy in our 2 study groups

From: Long unidirectional barbed suturing technique with extracorporeal traction in laparoscopic myomectomy

Variable Group V (n = 41) Group P (n = 42) p value
Age (years) 37.4 ± 4.8 37.5 ± 5.2 .975
Body mass index (kg/m2) 22.06 ± 3.71 21.99 ± 3.38 .778
Preoperative GnRHa (no. of injections) 4.56 ± 1.43 5.11 ± 1.11 .059
Total operation time (minutes) 71.2 ± 22.9 94.4 ± 27.2 <.001
Myoma weight (g) 208.3 ± 198.4 212.6 ± 133.3 .134
Intraoperative blood loss (mL) 59.3 ± 54.0 73.8 ± 64.2 .199
Change in hemoglobin (g/dL) 1.27 ± 0.88 1.37 ± 0.83 .517
Hospital stay (no. of days) 3.00 ± 0.00 2.97 ± 0.41 .314
Vasopressin (IU) 6.00 ± 2.38 6.79 ± 3.12 .364
  1. Group V = patients in whom V-Loc suture was used, Group P = patients in whom 0-Polysorb suture was used, GnRHa = gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist.